Niagara Testing offers:
- Tensile, Compression, Bend and Flexural Loading up to 120,000lbs., with Microprocessor Controlled Data Collection
- Charpy Impact testing at Ambient, Hot, and Subzero Testing
- Rockwell Hardness, Regular and Superficial Scales
Mechanical Testing reveals the elastic and inelastic behavior of a material when force is strategically applied. This method illustrates whether a material is fit for its intended applications by assessing features like elasticity, tensile strength, hardness, fracture toughness, impact resistance and fatigue limit.
METALLURGICAL TESTING / GRAIN STRUCTURE ANALYSIS
Metallurgical Testing analyses a metal’s character from formation and heat treatment to microstructure.
OPTICAL EMISSION SPECTROMETRY (OES)
OES is a widely used analytical technique used to determine the elemental composition of a broad range of metals. OES analyzers requires a small part of the sample to be heated to thousands of degrees Celsius to emit an optical spectrum. This process provides an exact elemental chemistry of the material and best match to common metals. Most often used for higher carbon steels.
MACHINE SHOP SERVICES
Niagara Testing offers Machine Shop Services, including:
- In-house machining of test specimens
- Custom test fixtures
Passivation is the use of a light coat of a protective material, such as metal oxide, to create a shell against corrosion. Niagara Testing detects surface defects such as pitting, etching or frosting, and ensures no staining indicative of the possible presence of free iron.
(NADCAP Accredited Western New York)
Heat treatment involves the use of heating or chilling, normally to extreme temperatures, to achieve the desired result such as hardening or softening of a material. Heat treatment techniques include annealing, case hardening, precipitation strengthening, tempering, carburizing, normalizing and quenching.
PMI / XRF
X-ray fluorescence (XRF) is the emission of characteristic “secondary” X-rays from a material that has been excited by being bombarded with high-energy X-rays or gamma rays. The phenomenon is widely used for elemental analysis and chemical analysis, particularly in the investigation of metals. This process provides an exact elemental chemistry of the material and best match for a wide array of metals and associated alloys.