From routine testing to full vehicle testing and validation, Element can provide you with the testing that you need to meet your complex validation requirements. With over 100 years of automotive testing experience, you can rest assured that we will partner with you to help keep your testing programs on time.
Our engaged experts have vast experience of component and system testing, including instrument panels, head liners, lighting, carpet, door, consoles, soft trim and hard trim, fascia, body panels, exterior trim, wheels, paints, coatings, and many other interior and exterior components.
Climatics & Environmental Simulation
Element can simulate a wide variety of environmental conditions to recreate those encountered by products, parts, test components, or systems in field use. In addition, simulated conditions can be combined with operational requirements such as power/loading, hydraulic and pneumatic operation, and conditioned fuel, oil, or air.
Element operates dynamics testing facilities to measure and evaluate the responses of parts or systems to the dynamic forces they encounter. Our experienced engineers are here to help you meet the requirements you need for your specifications or validation requirements.
Accelerated weathering allows manufacturers to evaluate performance of their products under extreme conditions, providing a documented basis of comparison and detailed information that can be critical to production planning and specifications. Our capabilities include xenon arc, carbon arc, UV exposure and ozone testing.
Element's engineers and technicians combine their chemical analysis and metallurgic expertise with broad industrial knowledge to deliver rapid, accurate analyses, reports and solutions to clients from every kind of industry and agency.
Electronics Testing Methods
Element tests electrical and electronic components and systems for automotive, military, aerospace and consumer products. Whether a simple temperature and performance cycling durability test or an extensive design or production validation program, Element's engineering staff is among the testing industry's most experienced.
Material Properties Testing
Element experts see your product from a different angle. We see its characteristics—hardness, flexibility, density, flammability, weatherability—as quantities that can be precisely measured. Once we’ve discovered those numbers, we can show you how well it will do its job and for how long; we can assess its future performance against heat, chemicals, moisture, friction, stress.
To test polymers in all their configurations requires specialized training and cutting edge instruments and equipment. Element's advanced polymer testing laboratories are staffed with polymer experts who have experience in polymer and elastomer characterization and processing, additives, impact modifiers, alloys, and blends.
Element provides mechanical tests that show whether a material or part is suitable for its intended mechanical applications by measuring elasticity, tensile strength, elongation, hardness, fracture toughness, impact resistance, stress rupture, and fatigue limit.
Paints & Coatings Testing
Data generated by Element paint testing laboratories solve problems before they become costly. Testing to standards such as ASTM D610, ASTM D1475, ASTM D4587, AWWA D102, ASTM D714, GM9540P, and SAE J400 ensure quality for manufacturers and end-users and reduce costly returns and recalls.
Failure analysis and consulting can be integral parts of the development and life cycle of a component. Design, selection of materials, manufacturing and service conditions can cause component failures, either singly or in combination. Element's engineers and scientists are experts at failure analysis and consulting on a wide variety of materials.
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Automotive Testing Expo
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With over 100 years of transportation industry experience, Element Warren can provide full-vehicle testing, climatics and environmental simulations, dynamics testing and many other critical services.
End-to-End Services in Transportation
Providing testing from Research and Development, to Design Validation and through Production Validation, Element can provide you with certainty.