Military and Department of Defense (DOD) 

Keeping the public safe from domestic and international threats requires around the clock vigilance. We are there to help you be ready. 

In the military and defense space, the entire supply chain must be in unison. A single failure with materials or components along the chain can impact national defense and potentially lives. Our team has the experience to give you the certainty you need in order to meet the expectations of your clients. As an ITAR compliant provider, we have broad experience partnering with defense contractors, leading materials testing for metal, polymer, and ceramic components and parts. We leverage testing methods, which includes non-destructive testing and failure analysis, that can determine mechanical properties and corrosion resistance. ITAR compliance ensure sensitive materials and documentation are handled with proper care and security. 

Testing Capabilities: 

  • Chemical composition testing can help ensure materials are specification complient, determine what is in your system, and help you prescribe a correct material for replacement.  Our chemistry lab provides materials verification for polymers, pains, adhesives, and lubricants.  For metals and minerals, we offer a number of techniques for rapid analysis.

  • Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) of components or process systems helps to understand if there are problems present like material defects or detrimental corrosion.  As the name suggests, non-destructive testing means that the material is left intact and the environment is left undisturbed during inspection. 

  • Mechanical testing helps demonstrate your components will physically perform under operational stresses and abuse. This testing is insightful if you are wanting to see how your material bends, the amount strength it has, how well it moves on surfaces, how it wears, how it reacts to environmental conditions, or withstands drops and impacts. 

  • Metallurgical testing provides micro-structure verification and insight when materials or components fail or break. It allows you to understand what happened and how to stop it from occurring again. Additionally, this analysis could be used for warranty claims or in legal disputes. Common failures or breaks that happen in isolation or in combination, can include corrosion, ductile fracture, brittle fracture, hydrogen embrittlement, metal creep, and stress corrosion cracking. 

  • Corrosion testing determines how your components and parts will perform when exposed to environmental conditions that may cause them to corrode. The rate of corrosion can be accelerated with salt or acid exposure to compare materials or material combinations. Corrosion testing labs are able to analyze the results in a controlled environment and at an accelerated rate, which saves you time.

  • Weld inspections may be used to 1) verify your welding is done to specification and code, 2) ensure that your welder is properly certified to perform the required welds, and 3) qualify a change to your weld procedure. Certifying your welders and procedures helps ensure overall quality and creates trace-ability for your clients.

When failures occur, our team of metallurgical and materials engineers can help you determine the root cause and provide recommendations to prevent future failures.

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