Although composites have been used since the first brick was formed, modern composites are wonders of materials science. Element's composite testing laboratories are industry leaders in advanced testing solutions designed to ensure that your complex, cutting-edge materials are fit for purpose.
Composite testing is an increasingly crucial service for aerospace, military, power generation, and transportation applications. By combining desired properties of ceramics, polymers, metals, glass, cellulose, and other materials, advanced composites protect spacecraft from the heat of launch or stop bullets as a layer in lightweight body armor.
Composites testing requires specialized knowledge, experience and equipment. Element’s state-of the-art composite testing laboratories are outfitted with the tools necessary for even the most sophisticated projects. Our chemists, engineers, and materials scientists will evaluate your composite samples to meet your quality standards or regulatory requirements, no matter how rigorous.
Ceramic Matrix Composite Testing
Working together with the world's most recognized Aerospace Primes from initial R&D efforts in Ceramic Matrix Composites (CMCs), we have developed repeatable, relevant testing protocols and industry-leading CMC testing capacity to ensure your CMC project will be delivered on time.
Polymer Matrix Composite Testing
As nonmetallic composites such as Polymer Matrix Composites (PMCs) are increasingly commonplace as the Aerospace industry continues to pursue lighter and more fuel-efficient aircraft, Element helps you obtain the best possible design allowable values using proven and reliable testing methods and techniques.
Composite Building Materials Testing
Construction and building materials have greatly benefited from the newest wave of material innovation; new composite building materials are lighter, stronger and more versatile than ever.
Standards We Test To
American Society for Testing & Materials
ASTM C190, ASTM C348, ASTM C482, ASTM C67, ASTM C1161, ASTM C1273, ASTM C1275 , ASTM C1291, ASTM C1292 , ASTM C1337 , ASTM C1341, ASTM C1358, ASTM C1359, ASTM C1360, ASTM C1361, ASTM C1366, ASTM C1425, ASTM C1468, ASTM D7291, ASTM D6415, ASTM D3410, ASTM D6641, ASTM D6484, ASTM D3039, ASTM D5766, ASTM D3518, ASTM D2344, ASTM D5379, ASTM D7078, ASTM D7136, ASTM D7137, ASTM D5528, ASTM D6671, ASTM D3479, ASTM E1640, ASTM D7028, ASTM E1545, ASTM E831, ASTM D3418, ASTM E1356, ASTM D7426
International Code Council
ICC-ES AC 01, ICC-ES AC 58, ICC-ES AC 70, ICC-ES AC106
International Standards Organization
Suppliers of Advanced Composite Materials Association
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