Element is the largest, independent provider of materials testing services to the global Aerospace sector.

Our global network of 29 Nadcap accredited and Aerospace supplier-approved aerospace materials testing laboratories together with our highly experienced team of Aerospace Materials Testing Experts, provide a comprehensive range of materials testing services.


Aerospace material testing services

Our Aerospace materials testing services include fatigue testing and fracture mechanics, tension and compression, impact and hardness testingstress rupture and creep testing for metals, nickel and titanium alloys, aluminum, superalloys, ceramic matrix composites, polymer matrix composites, elastomers, plastics, and adhesives.


Research and Development (R&D) support

Whether you are developing new material or new applications for existing material, Element's Engaged Experts have the expertise and access to state-of-the-art laboratories required to complete projects including material characterization, material life predictions, and validation projects such as VSE or first article.

By having local access to our global platform of experts and resources, Element helps deliver the certainty you need to transition from R&D to production.


Production support

We understand you need a strategic testing partner with the capacity, capability, and credentials to meet challenging deadlines and quality requirements of production in the Aerospace sector. Staffed with experts with deep industry knowledge, our Nadcap-approved materials testing laboratories are constantly improving and innovating our technical and operational excellence, directly impacting how quickly and efficiently we deliver to you.


In-Service Support and Failure Analysis

Element has the experts to help you manage and resolve any material or product failure problems that you have.  Our experienced team of scientists and engineers has hundreds of ‘man years’ in carrying out detailed failure analyses as well as offering fractography, investigative chemistry services, residue analysis, and expert witness services.


The Element advantage

Element has over 80 years of experience in both commercial and military aerospace testing and dedicates over 3,000 technicians, engineers, and scientists dedicated to the sector. 

Our aerospace materials testing specialists consistently deliver certainty to you by delivering high-quality data, test reports, and certificates that you can rely on when deciding about your materials application and compliance programs. They will work closely with you to advise you on the best testing and certification programs to apply in relation to your specific requirements. 


Aerospace materials testing that delivers certainty for our customers, to request a quote, contact us today.

  • Nickel and Titanium Alloys
  • Aluminum
  • Superalloys such as Inconel, Hastalloy, single crystal alloys, Rene 
Composites and other non-metallics

  • Ceramic Matrix Composites
  • Polymer Matrix Composites
  • Plastics
  • Adhesives
  • Elastomers
Aerospace fasteners testing

Our services

Element has one of the most comprehensive range of materials testing services for the aerospace sector. Click on one of the links below to find out more


Aerospace Mechanical Testing

Aerospace Mechanical Testing

Find out about Element's tensile, elongation, compression, impact, fracture toughness, stress, rupture, fatigue, hardness, abrasion & wear, bend, pressure, shear and torque testing services.

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Non-Destructive Testing (NDT)

Find out about the range of NDT services Element uses to evaluate the properties of a material, parts, products, welds, or systems without materially affecting the integrity of the items being tested.

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Find out how Element test key structures within aircraft, under static and dynamic operational loads, to assess the impact of fatigue and to determine accurate in-service life predictions for these structures.

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Metallurgical Testing

Metallurgical Testing

Find out about Element's range of metallurgical testing services, including microscopy, corrosion evaluation, hardness and on-site services.

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Fatigue Testing

Element's laboratories help customers characterize the properties and behaviors of materials and components using varying loads, speeds, and environmental conditions to create predictive patterns of future behavior.

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Tensile Testing

Tensile Testing

Element delivers industry-leading tensile testing services for a wide range of metallic, polymeric, and other advanced materials to the Aerospace and other industry sectors.

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Hardness Testing Laboratories

Hardness Testing

Element's laboratories use a variety of micro-indentation and macro-indentation testing methods to determine the hardness of a material to deformation.

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Stress Rupture and Creep

Find out how Element uses a variety of stress rupture and creep test methods to assess the effect of long term stress on metals, composites and a range of other advanced materials.

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Fastener Testing


Find out how Element tests individual fasteners and fastening systems in high volumes, with reliable results to consistently meet the exacting demands of the Aerospace sector.

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Additive manufacturing testing

Additive Manufacturing

Find out how Element are leading the way in creating reliable and repeatable new test programs that deliver accurate results for the early adopters of additive manufacturing in Aerospace and other leading industry sectors.

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Coatings Testing

We offer world-class materials expertise in polymers, elastomers, thermoplastics, composites, and structural adhesives. With a global reach of coatings laboratories in the UK, USA, Europe, and Asia, Element provides a comprehensive range of coatings testing services to the Energy, Aerospace, Defense, and Transportation sectors. 

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Charpy Impact Testing Services

Find out about the complete range of Charpy impact testing services that area available from Elements worldwide network of accredited laboratories.

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Ceramic Matrix Composites (CMC) Testing

Our aerospace testing experts help companies characterize their CMC materials and develop their products with the properties needed for lightweight and extreme high-temperature applications.

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Chemical Analysis

Chemical Analysis

Find out how Element's chemistry teams work with our customers to identify the contents, composition and quality of materials they develop and manufacture.

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Our team of over 9,000 Engaged Experts in North America, Europe, The Middle East, Australia, Asia and Africa are ready to help you.