State-of-the-art Metallurgical Testing

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Metallurgical and Environmental Testing Laboratory, a subsidiary of Metallurgical Services, Inc., is a full service, state of the art metals and materials testing laboratory. M.E.T. Lab specializes in a wide variety of destructive, non-destructive, microstructural, chemical analysis, and failure analysis test parameters.  

Non-Destructive Testing Department performs nondestructive testing using techniques to evaluate for surface, near surface, and internal defects. Our magnetic particle and dye penetration inspection units are designed to meet high volume production needs for in-house as well as field testing. Optical Emission Spectrometer is available for chemical composition determination of ferrous (alloy, tool and stainless) and non-ferrous materials.

Destructive Testing Department performs mechanical testing on a wide verity of material and components.

We evaluate for tension or compression of materials using our N.I.S.T. universal hydraulic traceable test machine.

Mechanical Testing:

Mechanical Testing

Our tensile testing equipment (equipped with 2000, 20,000 and 120,000 pound load cells) allows us to test a broad spectrum of sample sizes in compression, tension, and bending. Other mechanical testing equipment includes Charpy impact, macrohardness (Rockwell, Brinell) and microhardness (Knoop, Vickers) testers.






Chemical Analysis:

Chemical Analysis

The Chemistry Department performs chemical analysis on materials using a variety of analytical techniques and instruments.

Corrosion resistant evaluation is also available using salt spray methods.

Failure Analysis & Consulting:

Non-destructive Testing

The combination of our metallography, chemical and mechanical testing departments provide the resources necessary for complete failure analysis and fractography evaluation. Resident experts are available for problem-solving of processing issues (materials flow, distortion, cracking, etc.).

The Metallography Department evaluates the micro and macro features found in a wide variety of materials and components.

Advanced metallographic and optical techniques make it possible to quantitatively evaluate microstructure, case depth, plating thickness, welds, as well as grain size, nodularity, and cleanliness.

M.E.T. Lab has become an invaluable source of technical information for our customers. We've provided service to a broad range of customers from the smallest tool and die to the largest automotive manufacturers and the Department of Energy.

Metallurgical and Environmental Testing Laboratory is accredited by the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA) and meets the requirements of international standard ISO/IEC 17025:2005(E).

For a complete list of Testing capabilities please refer to our Scopes of Accreditation:
Cert. Nos: Nondestructive (0302.01), Mechanical (0302.02) at:

Miller Consolidated
Industries, Inc.

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