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Materials Testing, Composition Identification, and Failure Analysis Services


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MISTRAS’ materials testing services help our clients determine the most appropriate material for their end-use specifications, and ensure materials will operate safely and effectively throughout their intended lifespans.

With the vast variety of metals, alloys, polymers, ceramics, and other materials available to manufacturers, it is imperative that you are aware of the strengths and limitations of each material.

Certain materials operate more effectively in high-temperature environments, while others prove more aerodynamic under high stress. You need to know how materials can be expected to operate safely and efficiently, and whether they conform to customer and industry codes and standards.

Testing these materials requires specialized expertise. MISTRAS combines a wide range of lab materials testing services with expertise in materials selection and engineering to answer these questions and more, providing you a wealth of information on your material’s properties and potential defects, including:

We offer these solutions for customers in multiple industries, including:

MISTRAS holds approvals from a long list of some of the largest aerospace prime manufacturers in the world, including Airbus, Boeing, Safran, Bombardier, Pratt & Whitney, Honeywell, and more. We offer many of our materials testing services on a recurring basis to these customers, with the ability to integrate into their supply chains to centralize multiple inspection, testing, machining, and finishing services out of a single facility.

Materials Testing for Quality Assurance/Quality Control (QA/QC)

Materials testing is part of our Quality Assurance/Quality Control (QA/QC) programs, through which we help to ensure that products both meet customer and regulatory requirements and end-use specifications.

MISTRAS applies a variety of non-destructive testing (NDT), destructive testing (DT), and metallurgical testing to assure manufacturers that materials are fit-for-purpose for their intended use.

Our materials testing capabilities include:

  • Damage Examination
  • Destructive Testing (DT)
  • Determination of Purity, Grain Size, Porosity, and Structure
  • Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC)
  • Digital Image Correlation (DIC)
  • Dynamic Mechanical Analysis (DMA)
  • Failure Analysis
  • Fiber Volumetric Content Determination
  • Fourier Transformation Infrared Spectroscopy
  • High-Performance Liquid Chromatography
  • Micrography/Macrography
  • Non-Destructive Testing (NDT)
  • Positive Material Identification (PMI)
  • Reflected and Transmitted Light Microscopy
  • Resistance Against Inter-Crystalline and Pitting Corrosion
  • Spectral Analysis
  • Wet Chemical Analysis

These tests help our clients to predict the ways in which a material can be expected to fail, and to take preventative measures (such as applying corrosion-resistant coatings) to ensure safe operations.


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