MATERIALS TESTING LABORATORY


Powertech’s materials testing laboratory features extensive facilities providing a wide variety of services. Performing services such as failure analysis, material evaluation and development, and mechanical testing, the materials testing lab also functions as a support laboratory for various other services offered by Powertech. Our competent technical and professional staff offers experience with metals, polymers, ceramics, and composites to aid in testing and analysis for industry, government, litigation, insurance, and research purposes.

Mechanical Properties

  Fracture surface - Clevis

Fracture surface - Clevis

  • Tensile and compression (up to 400,000 lbs)
  • Impact energy
  • Fracture toughness
  • Fatigue crack growth rate
  • Shear
  • Bend (cantilever, three point, etc.)
  • Spring constant testing
  • Hardness and microhardness

Materials Testing & Analysis

  • Condition assessment
  • Fitness for service
  • Adherence to design specification
  • Microstructure analysis
  Split ring test fixture

Split ring test fixture

Failure Analysis

  • Fatigue
  • Corrosion
  • Creep
  • Cavitation erosion
  • Overload (torsion, tension, bending, etc.)
  • Defects

Other Capabilities Include:

  • Welding engineering
  • Sample preparation
  • Scanning electron microscopy
  • Energy dispersive spectroscopy
  • Optical microscopy
  • Friction testing
  • Instrument calibration
  • Reverse engineering