As the industry progresses applications of additive manufacturing (also known as 3D printing), Element’s Engaged Experts are on the leading edge of this rapidly advancing manufacturing process, providing the most comprehensive level of additive manufacturing testing services in the materials testing sector.

To serve as the best and most trusted testing partner for our clients, Element is accelerating the creation of stringent international testing standards for additive manufacturing. It is achieving this by working with Aerospace Primes and key industry partners in Aerospace, Transportation, Energy and Medical Devices. This has allowed Element to qualify innovatively in these highly-regulated industries, which are characterized by rigorous validation, something that is always required for adoption of this new technology.

Challenges that Element is helping to address head on include understanding the issues our clients are facing when determining levels of testing required to ensure consistent production, the properties at risk and a need to detect critical flaw sizes more accurately than ever before. Element is proud to be leading developments in additive manufacturing and testing methods while collaborating on projects with industry leaders, higher education and public sector organizations.

With Engaged Experts actively involved in organizations ranging from the ASTM International Committee F42 on Additive Manufacturing Testing Technologies to America Makes, and the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute, our clients can be assured that we are staying on the forefront of the additive manufacturing testing. The value of trusting Element with your additive manufacturing testing is clear. Working with our leading Engaged Experts enables our clients to validate certainty in their products and confidence to go-to-market quickly and safely.


Mechanical Testing

Hardness/Microhardness, Tensile, Compression, Torque, Charpy Impact, Bend, Shear, Experimental Stress Analysis, Surface Roughness, Structural Testing


Fatigue Testing

Strain Controlled Axial, Stress Controlled Axial, Rotating Beam, Stress Rupture, Creep, Structure Life Cycling/Durability, Pressure Cycling


Corrosion Testing

Intergranular, Pitting and Crevice, Ferric Chloride, Ferric Sulfate, Salt Spray, Sulfide-Stress Cracking (Sour), Hydrogen Induced Cracking (H2) (Sour), Hydrogen Induced Cracking (HIC) (Sour)


Fracture Mechanics

Crack Propagation (da/dN), KIC, JIC, CTOD, JR, Fracture Toughness



Microstructure Evaluation, Fractography (SEM)


Chemical Analysis

X-Ray Diffraction (XRD), X-Ray Fluorescent (XRF), Optical Emission (OES), Atomic Absorption (AA), Inductively Coupled Plasma (ICP), Combustion/IR Analyzer, GC Mass Spectrometer (GC/MS), Glow Discharge Spectrometer (GDS), Fourier Transform Infrared Spectrometer (FTIR)


Failure Analysis

Expert Analysis and Consulting

Component and Sub-Component

Custom Testing, Multi Actuator, Strain-Stress, Custom Fixture/Tooling/Set-up, Pressure/Temperature/Flow, Fluid Use/Exposure (fuels, hyd fluids, solvents), Multi-Channel Strain Capture, Deflection

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