Performing testing on aerospace materials, components and systems is critical to the reliability, endurance, and safety of all aircraft.
Element is the largest, independent provider of materials testing, product qualification testing, and advisory services to the global Aerospace industry. From body panels and cockpit outer shells to flaps and stabilizers, and on to wings and landing gear systems, we have been there, testing critical materials and components to exacting standards of the Aerospace industry for over 100 years.
Our industry-leading Aerospace testing experts work in partnership with our customers' design and implement complex test programs to ensure industry regulatory compliance. Our services include a wide variety of destructive and non-destructive test methods for metal, composites, and other advanced materials; EMI/EMC testing to RTCA DO-160, MIL-STD-461 and DEF STAN 59-411 standards, and bird strike and projectile impact testing and lightning testing, to ensure that aircraft body, landing gear, and wings perform optimally in all operating conditions.
We continue to work with all of the Aerospace Primes and their Supply Chain partners to help them to develop better products, get to market on time, and save money, all while providing them with the confidence that all the materials, products, and processes we test, inspect and certify for them are always compliant, safe and fit for purpose.
Find out about Element's composite testing support in material selection and qualification, materials testing, fatigue testing, manufacturing process development, failure analysis, repair technology and training.
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.
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.
Lightning Strike Testing
Our lightning protection testing services help ensure that, in the event of a direct strike, your electronics, equipment and materials continue to perform without failure.
Find out more about our global network of Nadcap accredited and supplier approved aerospace materials testing laboratories together with our highly experienced team of Aerospace Materials Testing Experts
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.
Find out more about our metallurgical testing expertise and our comprehensive range services, from grain size analysis to fractography.
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.
Find out more about how Element’s specialized product qualification laboratories deliver certainty when validating components and systems to the rigorous standards of MIL-STD-810 testing.
RTCA DO-160 Testing
Find out more about our extensive experience with RTCA DO 160 qualification programs, from environmental simulation to EMC testing, we are a single-source testing partner for every section of DO 160 testing.
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.
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.
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.
Element has extensive experience in vibration testing services and our vibration laboratories feature electro-dynamic and servo-hydraulic systems that can replicate low and high frequency conditions.
Find out how Element's global team of failure analysis experts learn from the past, to help prevent future failures in service.