Together, let's validate 3D-printed materials and product performance for medical, aerospace and industrial applications.
From print orientation to part quality to quality control for metals and plastics, we support it all. Click to expand for a more detailed list of capabilities.
We offer a variety of testing services for additively manufactured materials, including:
- Powder characterization
- Chemical analysis
- Failure analysis
- Fatigue testing
- Tensile testing
- Impact testing
- Hardness testing
- Creep and stress rupture testing
- Fracture toughness testing
- Compression testing
Find out how we use Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS) and Selective Laser Melting (SLM) to carry out the additive manufacturing of metals.
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Valid, reliable test results for additive materials.
With Element, you can have the peace of mind that comes with knowing your testing is done right. 3D printed materials behave differently than traditional materials, and we design our testing programs around these nuances to give you the most accurate data.
We help you identify and define test requirements, create reliable programs for quality assurance, determine vulnerabilities in material properties, and detect critical flaws with a higher level of accuracy and detail.
Save time and money: only one testing partner needed.
Expedite your production process with a single-source testing supplier, supporting everything from materials verification to mechanical and fatigue testing to specialized powder characterization. Click below to see our list of services for additive manufacturing testing.
Expert guidance no matter your needs.
Whether you need help from start to finish or are simply outsourcing a step in your process, Element experts are here for you.
Our experts are actively involved in organizations ranging from the ASTM International Committee F42 on Additive Manufacturing Testing Technology and the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute (NAMII) to America Makes, They bring their latest learnings to your test program and to their meetings with you.
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DMLS vs SLM 3D Printing for Metal Manufacturing
The techniques used to carry out the additive manufacture of metals are slightly different from those used to print plastics. The two main techniques are direct metal laser sintering and selective laser melting.
On-Demand Webinar: Testing & Qualification of Additively Manufactured Orthopedic & Spinal Implants
In the on-demand webinar, Maciej Jakucki, Element Medical Device Testing Manager, and Mike Vasquez, Ph.D., founder and CEO at 3Degrees, present a discussion of the requirements and regulations around testing additively manufactured medical devices.
ASTM F3001 Testing Methods
Learn more about the qualification and validation testing of Titanium 6AI-4V ELI components produced using powder bed fusion methods as outlined in ASTM F3001.
On-Demand Webinar: Understanding Failure in Medical Devices
In this on-demand webinar, Maciej Jakucki, Medical Device Testing Manager, and Jeff Dodge, PMP, Failure Analysis Manager, present a discussion of best practices for failure analysis testing and what sort of value a failure analysis brings.