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Testing Capabilities

Our comprehensive accredited metallurgical laboratory, non-destructive testing and metrology departments have facilities to undertake:

  • optical emission spectrometry
  • chemical analysis
  • combustion and gas fusion chemical analysis
  • hardness testing
  • microstructural examination
  • sand testing
  • radiography, dye penetrant, magnetic particle, ultrasonic inspection
  • CMM and laser scanning
  • root cause failure investigation

We are able to offer a rapid turn around of the above services and can also provide practical advice for problem solving based upon decades of relevant experience.

Root Cause Failure Analysis

Casting users and manufacturers can rely upon Castings Technology’s confidential and unbiased investigative experience to discover root cause failure which may have been the result of  initial casting design errors, manufacturing defects, environmental operating conditions, installation or operational issues.  Castings Technology will formally report all findings and suggest practical solutions and improvements.

Standard test methods are covered by our ISO/IEC 17025 (UKAS) accreditation, our full UKAS Schedule of Accreditation may be viewed by clicking here.

Our standard testing facilities include:

  • Optical Emission Spectrometry
  • SpectroMaxx
  • X-Ray Fluorescence
  • Spectro Xepos
  • Combustion / Inert Gas Fusion
  • Eltra C&S
  • Eltra O2/N2 & H2
  • Vickers Hardness (ISO 6507)
  • Brinell Hardness (ISO 6506)
  • Rockwell Hardness (EN 6508)
  • Weld Traverse (ASME, EN, BS & ASTM)
  • ASTM G48 Method A Pitting & crevice attack
Optical Macroscopic Examination
  • Magnifications x10 x50
  • Calibrated digital image capture
  • Physical measurements
  • Optical microscopic Examination
  • Magnifications x50 – x2000
  • Calibrated digital image capture
  • Physical measurement
  • Defect/SDAS measurement
  • Ferrite Content (ASTM E562)
  • Phase content
  • % non-metallic inclusions (BS 7926)
  • Nodularity
  • Grain Size (ASTM E112)
Scanning Electron Microscopy
  • Fracture Surface Evaluation
  • Offers greater depth of field
  • Micro Probe Analysis
  • Composition determination of phases & inclusion material
Sand Testing
  • Tensile Strength
  • Compression Strength
  • Particle Size Grading
  • Moisture & Loss on ignition
  • Sulphur Print

  • Surface Roughness

  • Surface Classification (Visual Comparison ASTM A802)

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