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Metal testing is a process or procedure used to check the composition of an unknown metallic substance. There are destructive and non-destructive methods. Metal testing also includes determining the properties of newly forged metal alloys. With many chemical-property databases readily available, identifying unmarked pure, common metals can be quick and easy.

Chemical Testing

Chemical testing and analysis are vital for regulatory compliance. In addition, to understanding the quality and composition of chemical substances and materials used in products, industrial processes, and manufacturing.

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Microlab's reference standard bank has more than 250 Certified Reference Materials (CRM) and develops Secondary Reference Materials (SRM) for regular testing and customized specifications to give accurate test results. Our spectrometer detects more than 28 elements, including Boron and Nitrogen. Our chemical testing lab staffs are highly trained and experienced chemists and lab technicians skilled in providing analysis on a wide variety of material types, Customers rely on Microlab as an independent testing lab with laboratory services that are dependable, reliable, and accurate.

Iron base

Copper Base

Tool Steels

Aluminum Base

Nickel Base

Titanium Base

Zinc Base

Cobalt Base

Microlab's reference standard bank has more than 250 Certified Reference Materials (CRM) and develops Secondary Reference Material (SRM) for the regular testing and customized specifications to give accurate test results.
Our spectrometer detects more than 28 elements, including Boron and Nitrogen. Our chemical testing lab staffs are highly trained and experienced chemists and lab technicians skilled in providing analysis on a wide variety of material types.

Chemical analysis - Classical and Instrumental methods

MICROLAB has a well-equipped department in charge of detecting the chemical composition for a variety of materials. Below are the different types of materials tested at our facility.

Metals and Alloys

Ferrous

  • Carbon Steels
  • Cast Iron
  • Tools Steels 
  • Stainless Steel
  • SG Iron

Non-Ferrous

  • Copper & Alloys (Brass , Bronze , Pure Cu , etc.)
  • Zinc & Alloys
  • Cobalt & Alloys (Stellite , etc….)
  • Magnesium & Alloys
  • Lead & Alloys
  • Aluminium & Alloys
  • Titanium & Alloys (for Aerospace , Defence. etc.)
  • Nickel & Alloys (Pure-Ni , Inconel, Cupro-Ni etc)
  • Tin & Alloys

Gaseous Elements

Oxygen, nitrogen and hydrogen strongly influence the properties of metals such as steel, titanium , copper.

Brittleness, ductility and hardness are particularly influenced by the element concentration, which can be accessed by sophisticated equipment with utmost accuracy within economic price ranges.

Measuring Range In Ferrous Materials

Measuring Range In Copper Base

  • Oxygen is between 1 to 1000 ppm
  • Hydrogen is between 1 to 25 ppm
  • Nitrogen is between 1 to 4000 ppm
  • ̌Titanium & Alloys (for Aerospace , Defence. etc.)

Measuring Range In Titanium Materials

Current test methods available

  • Oxygen is between 1 to 3000 ppm
  • Hydrogen is between 1 ppm to 300 ppm
  • Nitrogen is between 1 to 2500 ppm
  • ASTM E 2575
  • ASTM E 1569
  • ASTM E 1587
  • ASTM E 1019
  • ASTM E 1447

Customers rely on Microlab as an independent testing lab with laboratory services that are dependable, reliable, and accurate. ​

We can test metals in the form of Powder, Wire, Strips, or Chips can for their chemical composition with our well-equipped range of instruments from an ICP-OES and GC-MS. The process for chemical testing by wet method is time-consuming, and we strive to provide reports within 2-3 days.

Mechanical Testing

The Mechanical lab at MICROLAB performs a complete range of testing and evaluations of metals, alloys, rubbers, composites, and other materials. Our Specimen Preparation department makes for flexibility, capacity, and speed. The Completely in-house CNC turning centers, VMC and EDM wirecut machines facilitate a broad range of sample dimension preparation. Our world-class test equipment combines with a well-trained workforce to offer standard test specimens to highly complicated fixtures to meet customer needs. We can add value to your test program by following appropriate test specifications, test method development, observation, data analysis, and interpretation.

In-house sample preparation

Microlab prepares all the required samples in-house, avoiding possible mishaps that cause delays.

Check our exhaustive list of Mechanical testing capabilities

Tensile Testing

  •  Room Temperature Tensile Test
  •  Elevated Temperature Tensile Test (up to 1000° C)
  • 0.2% proof stress
  • Tensile Test for fine wires/foils
  • Tor steel (TMT Bar), Rods, Sheets, Pipes, etc.

Impact Test (Up To 196 °, C)

  • Charpy (ASTM / ISO)
  • Izod

Bend Test

  • Re-bend / Root / Face / side bend tes

Flaring (Drift Expansion) / Flattening Test

  •  Room Temperature Tensile Test
  •  Elevated Temperature Tensile Test (up to 1000° C)
  • 0.2% proof stress
  • Tensile Test for fine wires/foils
  • Tor steel (TMT Bar), Rods, Sheets, Pipes, etc.

Hardness

  • Rockwell Hardness Test
  • Brinell Hardness Test
  • Vickers Hardness Test
  • Superficial Hardness Test
  • Micro Vickers Hardness Test

Compression Test

Fasteners Test

  • Proof Load (Bolts & Nuts)
  • Wedge Tensile Test
  • Axial Tensile Test
  • Hydrogen Embrittlement Test
  • Torque Test

Welding Qualification Test (ASME/AWS/ISO)

  • Procedure Qualification
  • Welder Qualification
  • Electrode Qualification
  • Production Test Qualification
  • Pre Stretching Test
  • Nick Break Test

Others

  • Compression
  • Spring Load Test
  • Crush test
  • Flexural Test
  • Cryogenic Treatment 
  • Pull out test
  • Push out Test
  • Load test
  • Fracture test

Metallurgy Testing

Metallography is the fastest-growing requirement in industry today. Research and case studies show that the product life cycle is often attributable to properties examined at the microscopic level. At Microlab, our engineers use the latest available Image Analysis systems and software coupled to our microscopes, stereo microscopes, and hardness instruments to assure compliance with the newest material standards.

Get all your metallurgical testing and analysis done under one roof

Microlab prepares all the required samples in-house, avoiding possible mishaps that cause delays. Check our exhaustive list of Metallurgy testing capabilities:

Metallurgical Testing

  • Microstructure Evaluation (Ferrous & Non-Ferrous), phase distribution, and defect assessments
  • Determination of heat treatment condition
  • Graphite type, size, distribution in cast irons / SG irons
  • Effective Case Depth measurement of case-hardened components
  • Case depth Measurement by Microscopic Method
  • Decarburization
  • Nitriding depth measurement
  • Macro Examination
  • Inclusion rating / Cleanliness rating
  • Coating Thickness Measurement
  • Plating Thickness Measurement
 
  • Plating Thickness Measurement
  • Porosity Testing
  • Weld evaluations
  • Grain flow
  • Grain size Determination
  • Micro Hardness Testing
  • Ferrite counts, volume fraction determinations image analysis
  • Image analysis
  • Weld assessments, macro examination/flow etch tests, photography and photomicrographs
  • Grinding Burn Test
  • Dendrite Arm Spacing (DAS) / Secondary Dendrite Arm Spacing (SDAS)

Illumination Modules

  • Bright-field
  • Darkfield
  • Polarized light
  • Differential contrast

Others

  • Compression
  • Spring Load Test
  • Crush test
  • Flexural Test
  • Cryogenic Treatment 
  • Pull out test
  • Push out Test
  • Load test
  • Fracture test

Metallurgy Testing

Our commitment is to provide test reports for metallurgy  testing within 2-3 days. Clients who need reports urgently can it within 24-hrs.

2-3 Days
Promise

*Conditions Apply

Corrosion Testing

An experienced team of professionals backs our corrosion test lab. The lab offers an extensive range of corrosion testing services that follow International standards such as ASTM and NACE.

Corrosion tests cover:

Intergranular Corrosion Test (IGC)
as per ASTM A-262

  • Practice –A – Oxalic Acid Test
  • Practice –B – Ferric sulphate –Sulphuric Acid Test
  • Practice –C – Nitric Acid Test
  • Practice –E – 16 % Copper –Copper Sulphate Test
  • Practice –F – 50 % Copper –Copper Sulphate Test

Pitting & Crevice Corrosion test
as per ASTM G48 Specification

  • Method A – Ferric chloride pitting test.
  • Method B – Ferric chloride crevice test
  • Method C – Critical pitting temperature test for nickel-base and chromium-bearing alloys.
  • Method D – Critical Crevice temperature test for nickel-base and chromium-bearing alloys.
  • Method E – Critical pitting temperature test for stainless steel

Evaluation of detrimental intermetallic phases in Duplex Austenitic/ferritic Stainless steels as per ASTM A923

Intergranular Corrosion in Wrought, Nickel-Rich, Chromium-Bearing Alloys as per ASTM G28Mthod A - Ferric Sulphate—Sulfuric Acid Test

  • Bright-field
  • Darkfield
  • Polarized light
  • Differential contrast

Salt Spray Test

  • Neutral Salt Spray Test -NSS
  • Acetic acid-salt spray test-ASS
  • Copper Chloride Acetic Acid Salt Spray Test -CASS (With automatic parameter control)

Chloride Stress Corrosion Cracking Test as per ASTM G36

  • Boiling Magnesium Chloride Solution Test
  • Boiling Calcium Chloride Solution Test

Sulphide Stress Corrosion Cracking Test (SSCC) as per NACE TM 0177

Hydrogen Induced Cracking Test (HIC) test as per NACE TM 0284

Mercurous Nitrate Test

Mass of Coating and Coating Thickness measurement

Jominey End Quench

Jominy End Quench Test measures the hardenability of steel and alloys. Hardenability depends on the chemical composition of the steel and can also be affected by earlier processing conditions, such as the austenitizing temperature.

Hardenability refers to the test specimen’s ability to be hardened to a particular depth under a specified set of conditions.

The Jominy end quench test provides information required for selecting the proper combination of alloy steel and heat treatment to minimize thermal stresses and distortion when manufacturing components of various sizes.

The test is conducted by first heating the specimen, then quenching, and finally grinding a flat surface before taking hardness measurements along the rust on the sample.

Other Related Tests

Immersion Testing, Visual Examination, Salt Spray / Fog Testing, The Weathering Test, Electrochemical Testing, Field Corrosion Tests, Corrosion Coupons, Ultrasonic Thickness Monitoring, Electrical Resistance Testing