Aerospace Materials | Coatings Testing Services

aerospace materials testingAerospace materials require the highest level of reliability of just about any industry. The risk associated with the failure of key components is beyond measure. Verifying raw materialsanalyzing failures, and thoroughly testing new products are critical to maintaining a strong safety record.  Aerospace engineers are constantly striving to increase strength while lessening weight in structural materials, engines and systems.  IMR's team of metallurgists, chemists, mechanical engineers lab and support personnel are working with the world's biggest and most innovative aerospace OEM's and Tier 1 suppliers from late stage Research & Development to final production.

As a Nadcap approved laboratory, IMR maintains a strict quality system with tight control of all aspects of testing from sample tracking and data management to calibration and test methodology. We also carry accreditations from A2LA/SAC (ISO 17025),  Boeing, GE, Pratt & Whitney, and more.  All our labs are ITAR registered.

IMR provides analytical services designed to support quality control efforts, as well as the materials and product engineering efforts of many suppliers. IMR also provides overflow testing for many internal labs. These include elemental and chemical analysismechanical testingfatigue testingplating & coating evaluations, failure analysiscorrosion testing, and much more.

We have extensive experience with reciprocating and turbine engine components and materials, airframe materials (including sealants), and thermal spray coatings.  We also offer high temperature fatigue analysis, replicating operating conditions up to 1800°F.  We are knowledgeable about many exotic and specialty alloys and how to prepare them for analysis.

To learn more about our capabilities, check out our resources below, or request a quote today!

DOWNLOAD OUR AEROSPACE MATERIALS TESTING EBOOK

We’ve put together a comprehensive guide to educate you on everything you need to know about the different composite testing methods in the aerospace industry, including:

- Areal Weight Testing
- Dynamic Mechanical Analysis (DMA)
- Filled-Hole Tension/Compression Testing
- Other important details about composite testing

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD IMR'S "COMPOSITES TESTING FOR THE AEROSPACE INDUSTRY" EBOOK.

AEROSPACE MATERIALS TESTING ANALYTICAL SERVICES

Case Depth
Coatings Evaluations
Coating Thickness
Decarburization
Fracture Mechanics
Grain Size Analysis
Inclusion Rating
Intergranular Attack
Machining Evaluations
Microhardness (Knoop, Vickers, Macro Vickers)
Metallography of Coatings  
Microstructure 
Oxide Content
Particle Analysis 
Plating & Coating Evaluation
Porosity
Powder Morphology
Void Content

Alloy Verification
Cleanliness Testing
ICP-AES, OES or XRF Elemental Analysis
ICP-MS Analysis of Trace Elements
Microtrac Particle Size
PMI Testing
Powder Chemistry

X-RAY DIFFRACTION TESTING

Compound Morphology 
Crystal Structure 
Identification of Unknown Powders 
Phase Identification 
Powder Diffraction

CORROSION TESTING

Accelerated Weathering
Cyclic Corrosion Testing
Erosion Testing
Salt Spray Testing
Wear Testing

Axial Fatigue
Coating Shear Fatigue
Fracture Mechanics
High Temperature
Low/High Cycle Fatigue
Rotating Beam Fatigue (Reverse Bending)

Chemical Exposure Testing
Chemical Resistance
Contaminant Analysis
DSC Analysis (Melting Point, Glass Transition, % Crystallinity)
FTIR Analysis
Material Identification
Nonmetallic Failure Analysis

PHYSICAL PROPERTIES

Coefficient of Thermal Expansion by TMA
Compressive Properties
Hardness (Rockwell, Durometer, Shore, Barcol)
Heat Aging
Impact Testing
Lap Shear Testing
Tensile Testing