As the use of additive manufacturing grows across industries, our Engaged Experts are on the leading edge of the new process, providing the most comprehensive level of additive manufacturing testing services in the industry.
As a trusted testing partner, we are supporting our clients in aerospace testing, medical devices testing, transportation testing, and energy by accelerating the creation of stringent international testing standards for additive manufacturing. In doing so, we have been able to qualify early in these highly-regulated industries characterized by rigorous validation. Our goal is to ensure that materials and products created with additive manufacturing methods are safe and fit for purpose in critical applications.
Our Additive Manufacturing Services
We are facing the new challenges presented by additive manufacturing head-on, including understanding the issues our clients face when identifying and defining test requirements, creating reliable programs for quality assurance, determining material properties that may be vulnerable in additive manufacturing applications, and detecting critical flaws with a higher level of accuracy and detail. We are proud to be leading developments in additive manufacturing and testing methods, and collaborating with industry leaders, high education and public sector organizations to ensure the success of these new manufacturing resources.
With experts actively involved in organizations ranging from the ASTM International Committee F42 on Additive Manufacturing Testing Technology and the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute to America Makes, our clients can be sure that we are staying on the forefront of additive manufacturing testing. You can be certain that your results from Element are reliable, accurate and dependable, no matter what the application. Our experts help ensure that your products can go to market quickly and safely.
Additive Manufacturing Test Methods
- Hardness and Microhardness
- Charpy Impact
- Experimental Stress Analysis
- Surface Roughness
- Structural Fatigue
- Creep and Stress Rupture
- Life Cycling and Durability
- Pressure Testing
- Corrosion Testing
- Salt Spray Testing
- Wear Testing
- Fracture Toughness and Fracture Mechanics
- Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM)
- Chemical Analysis
- Failure Analysis
Direct Laser Metal Sintering (DMLS)
One of the most popular additive manufacturing methods currently in use, Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS) enables 3D printing using metals and alloys.
At the forefront of metal additive manufacturing, direct metal laser sintering is being adopted in applications where traditional metal materials fail due to mechanical stress, high temperatures, and other environmental conditions. Combining strength with increased heat resistance and flexibility DMLS is paving the way for major innovations in aerospace, transportation, medical device, and other industries.
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