About Element Chicago
Element Chicago is an ISO 17025-accredited metals testing laboratory specializing in destructive testing, failure analysis and consulting. The laboratory also holds Nadcap accreditation and is registered under the US Department of State International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) pursuant to the Arms Export Control Act (AECA). Additionally, Element Chicago obtained AASHTO accreditation in 2017.
Conveniently located just outside Chicago, IL, the laboratory serves clients in the nuclear and traditional power generation, oil and gas, aerospace, medical, automotive and general manufacturing industries.
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.
Find out how Element's chemistry teams work with our customers to identify the contents, composition and quality of materials they develop and manufacture.
Die Steel Qualification
In addition to hardness and microhardness testing, die steel qualification involves a variety of other Element capabilities including impact testing, heat treatment and metallography.