About Element Des Moines
In 1912, a materials testing laboratory in central Iowa opened its doors, a founding member of the American Council of Independent Laboratories. One hundred years later, Element Des Moines enjoys a national reputation for its specialized support of automotive, industrial, building and commercial industries. The expert staff conducts automotive, towing products, glass testing to international standards as well as environmental and structural testing of windows, doors, furniture, pipes, and other special products.
We are the recognized leader in materials technology. We support our customers by leveraging our deep materials expertise and knowledge to ensure quality and integrity in the supply chain for advanced industrial products. With over 180 years of collective experience, we are the preferred partner for our customers’ most critical testing needs.
Des Moines Services
Radiographic Inspection Services
Our RT laboratories are staffed by certified technicians and knowledgeable engineers utilizing state-of-the-art equipment and instrumentation.
Liquid Penetrant Inspection Services
Find out more about liquid penetrant testing, one of the most reliable, efficient, and cost-effective nondestructive methods for detecting surface flaws in non-porous metals.
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 how Element's global team of failure analysis experts learn from the past, to help prevent future failures in service.
Approvals, accreditations and documents
Des Moines A2LA Mechanical 1479 02 Scope and Accreditation
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Des Moines AAMA Accreditation
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Des Moines AMECA
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Des Moines Florida Building Code Approval
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Des Moines MiamiDade County Certification
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Des Moines NFRC Approval
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Des Moines Ohio Board of Building Standards Approval
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Des Moines SGCC Certificate
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