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Element Chicago

Address:

194 Internationale Boulevard, Glendale Heights, IL 60139

Map Location

Phone:

+1 630-221-0385

Fax:

+1 630-221-0796

Sales Inquiries:

+1 866 263 9268

 

Element Chicago (formerly known as Exova Glendale Heights) is a state-of-the-art materials testing laboratory that offers Chemistry, Mechanical, Fatigue, and Stress Rupture testing, Metallurgical and Failure Analysis testing capabilities to its customers in the Oil & Gas, Automotive, Aerospace, Medical Device, Power Generation, Green Energy, Chemical Process, Electronics, and Consumer Goods sectors.

Staffed by highly qualified and experienced Engineering and Technical personnel, we work in collaboration with our customers to tackle their industry’s unique market needs, testing challenges and regulatory mandates and to make certain that the materials and products we test for them are always safe, compliant and fit for purpose.

Element Chicago is an A2LA, Nadcap, AASHTO and NADCA accredited laboratory that also holds customer approvals from Boeing, Rolls Royce, Pratt &Whitney, GE-AE, General Motors, Ford, Chrysler, plus many others. The laboratory is also NUPIC and NIAC audited and approved and serves several major customers in the Nuclear sector.

SERVICES WE PROVIDE

CHEMICAL ANALYSIS

  • Optical Emission Spectroscopy (OES)
  • Inductively Coupled Plasma (ICP)
  • Wet Chemistry
  • RoHS Compliancy
  • Electroplating Chemistry
  • Density
  • Combustion; Carbon, Sulfur
  • Gas Analysis - Oxygen, Nitrogen, Hydrogen Including Surface on Aluminum

MECHANICAL TESTING

  • Tensile Testing (RT & Elevated Temp.)
  • Charpy Impact (ASTM, ISO, IZOD ) V and U Notch
  • Stress Rupture Testing
  • Proof Load Testing
  • Torque Testing
  • Bend Testing
  • Shear Testing
  • Weldability - Procedure & Performance Qualification
  • Compression Testing
  • Hardness - Rockwell, Brinell, Knoop, Vickers

FRACTURE MECHANICS

  • CTOD Testing
  • J1C Testing
  • K1C Testing

MACHINE SHOP CAPABILITIES

  • CNC Mills, Lathes
  • CNC OD and Surface Grinders
  • Water Jet
  • Manual Mills, Lathes
  • Vertical & Horizontal Saws
  • Abrasive Cut-off Saws

METALLURGICAL EVALUATION

  • Metallographic Preparation & Evaluations
  • Ferrite Content
  • Grain Size
  • Corrosion Testing
  • Inclusion Content / Inclusion Rating
  • Porosity Quantification / Image Analysis
  • Macro Etch Examination
  • Decarburization Measurement
  • Surface Discontinuity Examination
  • Surface Roughness
  • Weld Evaluations
  • Coating/Plating Thickness
  • Coating Cure
  • Adhesion Testing
  • Humidity Fog Testing
  • Salt Spray Testing
  • Immersion Testing
  • SEM/EDS Analysis - Plating / Coating

FAILURE ANALYSIS AND ENGINEERING CONSULTING

  • Failure of Materials / Components / Products
  • Litigation support
  • On-Site Metallography / Examination
  • SEM/EDS - SEM Anywhere Remote viewing

DIE CASTING, DIE MATERIAL & HEAT CERTIFICATION PROGRAM PER CURRENT REVISIONS OF NADCA 207, GM POWERTRAIN HPDC AND FORD MOTOR COMPANY AMTD-DC 2010

  • Chemical Analysis; OES, Combustion
  • Mechanical; Charpy V-Notch, U-Notch
  • Hardenability and Final Hardness Measurement
  • Metallographic Examination with photos - Inclusion Count, Grain Size, Banding, Annealed and Hardened Microstructure

LABORATORY TREATMENT CAPABILITIES OF TEST SPECIMENS

  • Austenitize, Solution, Temper Heat Treatment, Precipitation Harden w/Atmosphere Cobntrol
  • Oil or Water Quench
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