About Element St. Paul
Element St. Paul, formerly Twin City Testing, has a long history as a materials testing laboratory in the Twin Cities area of Minnesota, spanning over 75 years. Originally organized in 1938, our focus was on environmental, construction and product validation services. In 1985, the company joined the Huntington network of labs, and further ownership changes led us to become a part of Element Materials Technology. Element is a network of over 200 laboratory locations around the world, five of which are in the Minneapolis/Saint Paul metro area. Our strengths are responsiveness to customer needs, quality, problem-solving, the diversity of our test offerings and our networking capabilities.
Our laboratory in St. Paul operates a full materials testing laboratory with mechanical testing, metallurgical testing, advanced materials testing, Nadcap certified nondestructive testing (NDT), certified weld inspection, failure analysis and chemistry services. We are among the most trusted providers of construction materials testing services in the US.
In addition, Element St. Paul offers a full product evaluation laboratory that delivers shock and vibration testing, corrosion HALT/HASS, finite element analyses, and professional engineering consulting services for custom product testing for our clients.
Element St. Paul has complete test centers for building products such as windows and doors, anchors and fasteners, as well as foam and mattresses, and a team of civil engineers who provide geotechnical and construction materials testing services all over the US and Canada.
Our services are accredited by A2LA, AASHTO, AMRL CCRL, ICC, and other applicable state and private agencies.
St. Paul Services
Find out more about our metallurgical testing expertise and our comprehensive range services, from grain size analysis to fractography.
Non Metallic Materials Testing
Non metallic materials can be evaluated for strength, flexibility, fatigue, and many other physical properties. Understanding the limits of your material is vital in determining its integrity and lifespan.
Element delivers end-to-end solutions for the building products industry sector from a network of accredited laboratories and locations in Europe, the Middle East, North America, and Asia Pacific.
Learn more about Element's wide range of high-quality geotechnical engineering and testing services for the public, commercial, and private sectors.
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.
Element is proud to support the fenestration industry with the unique ability to provide an array of services catered to the window and door industry.
Bedding & Mattress Testing
Element provides expert mattress testing services to manufacturers in the consumer, medical, and institutional industries to evaluate product flammability, durability, and performance.
Product Testing Services
Find out how Element provides critical compliance, reliability and qualification testing to clients in Aerospace, Transportation, Energy and more.
- Abrasion and Wear Testing
- Accelerated Aging Shelf Life Testing
- Accelerated Weathering Testing
- Altitude Testing and Simulation
- Anchor Bolt Testing
- Architectural Acoustics Testing
- Asphalt Testing and Inspection
- BAIID or IID Testing
- Bedding and Mattress Testing
- Building Materials Testing
- Building Panel Load Testing
- Chemical Analysis Labs
- Climatic and Environmental Simulation
- Composite Testing
- Compression Testing
- Concrete Testing Services
- Contamination Testing
- Doors and Windows Testing
- Durable Goods and Appliance Testing
- Experimental Mechanics
- Expert Witness Services
- Failure Analysis
- Fall Protection Testing
- Fastener Testing Services
- Fatigue Testing
- Fenestration Testing
- Finite Element Analysis
- Foam Testing Services
- Fractography Services
- Furniture Testing
- Geotechnical Engineering Services
- HALT Testing and HASS Testing
- High Level Acoustic Noise Testing
- Humidity Testing
- Hydraulic Fluid Dynamics and Pneumatic Test Services
- Materials Testing Services
- Mechanical and Physical Testing of Coatings
- Mechanical Testing of Polymers
- Non Destructive Testing and Inspection
- Non Metallic Materials Testing
- Nondurable Goods Testing
- Paint and Coating Material Testing Services
- Pitting and Crevice Corrosion Testing
- Polymer Testing Services
- Pressure Test Methods
- Railing and Decking Testing
- Residue Analysis
- RoHS Compliance Testing
- Salt Spray Salt Fog Corrosion Testing
- Shock Testing
- Soil Boring Testing
- Strain Analysis
- Structural Dynamics Testing
- Tensile Testing
- Textile Flammability Testing
- Textile Testing
- Thermal Testing Methods
- Vibration Testing
- Weld Testing Methods
Approvals, accreditations and documents
St Paul 9803 A2LA Mechanical Scope and Accreditation
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St Paul 9804 A2LA NDT Scope and Accreditation
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St Paul 9805 A2LA Construction Materials Scope and Accreditation
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St Paul AASHTO Accreditation
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St Paul GE Aviation Approval T9500
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St Paul GE Aviation GT193 Approval
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St Paul ISTA Certificate ST 2358
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St Paul Lockheed Martin Penetrant Testing Approval
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St Paul Lockheed Martin Ultrasonic Testing Approval
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St Paul NDT Nadcap Certificate and Scope
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St Paul NFRC Accreditation Simulation Laboratory
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St Paul NFRC Test Lab Certificate
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St Paul Parker Aerospace Approval
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St Paul UTC Aerospace Approval
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