Element has one of the most comprehensive ranges of materials testing services available in the TIC sector that covers materials selection, application and performance testing as well as failure analysis testing services.
We apply a combination of both destructive testing and non-destructive testing methods to metals, composites, polymers, elastomers and resins to determine their potential properties, performance, strength, durability and resistance to corrosion and to ultimately help make certain that they are safe, compliant and fit for purpose in their end application.
We are a world leader in the provision of high volume routine mechanical testing services such as tensile testing, impact testing or hardness testing, for both metals and polymeric materials, as well as highly specialized mechanical testing such as fatigue testing, fracture mechanics, crack metal testing, crack propagation testing, creep testing, corrosion testing and chemical analysis services using OES, XRF, ICP, EDS, MS and other analytical techniques.
As part of our materials testing service range, Element provides advanced solutions in metals technology, offering critical support in testing and consultation aligned to all stages of metals processing and product development. Our laboratories deliver comprehensive, inter-disciplinary services in the development, processing, characterization and testing of all materials.
Element is a trusted testing partner to many of the world's most recognized and iconic brands within the global Aerospace, Transportation, Oil and Gas, Fire and Building Product, Infrastructure and Environmental sectors.
Our materials testing laboratories are staffed by over 6,600 Engaged Experts, who solve our customers’ most complex technical and commercial challenges in the fields of materials selection; materials application; production; certification and failure analysis.
Our range of materials testing services include:
- Chemical analysis
- Corrosion testing
- Coatings testing
- Failure analysis
- Fracture mechanics and fatigue testing
- Material characterization
- Mechanical testing
- Non-destructive testing
- Positive Material Identification (PMI)
- Surface Roughness testing with Optical Profilometry
- Additive Manufacturing (AM) testing
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's experts in materials testing labs across the US, UK, Netherlands, Germany, and Spain provide mechanical properties testing such as tensile, fatigue, fracture mechanics, and more.
Find out more about our chemical analysis laboratories that offer a critical resource for both material and product manufacturers.
Polymer Matrix Composites (PMCs) are helping push the limits of aerospace technology with lighter, stronger, more durable materials. From structural components to interior materials, PMCs provide lightweight strength and unmatched durability.
Find out how Element's global team of failure analysis experts learn from the past, to help prevent failures in service.
RoHS Compliance Testing
Find out how Element's RoHS Compliance testing services can help you verify levels of restricted substances and determine concentrations of RoHS substances in test samples.
Find out how Element's corrosion testing programs can drastically reduce the risks associated with corrosion.
Find out how Elements fracture mechanics services support the Oil and Gas Upstream sector
Find out how Element are leading the way in creating reliable and repeatable new test programs that deliver accurate results for the early adopters of additive manufacturing in Aerospace and other leading industry sectors.
Find out more about our metallurgical testing expertise and our comprehensive range services, from grain size analysis to fractography.
Fire and Flammability Testing
Learn about Element's complete range of flammability testing methods for aerospace and transportation, textiles, consumer goods, and furniture materials.
High Cycle Fatigue (HCF)
High cycle fatigue is used for materials that experience low applied forces and where deformation is primarily elastic in nature.