Services Overview

Metallurgical Testing

Metallurgical Testing of materials studies the physical and chemical behavior of metallic elements, their intermetallic compounds, and their mixtures, which are called alloys. Metallurgy is also the technology of metals in which science is applied to the production of metals, and the engineering of metal components for use in products for consumers and manufacturers.

Physical Testing

Mechanical Physical testing provides for the proper procedures employed in the determination of the physical, mechanical, and metallographic properties of certain materials, particularly metals and alloys. Physical and mechanical testing allows metallurgical laboratories, manufacturers, and other producers and users of metals and alloys to examine and evaluate such materials for strength and quality to ensure safety towards their end-use.

Chemical Testing

Chemical testing of metals includes everything from Aluminum to Zinc and all the elements in between. Metals analysis determines the chemical composition of almost any metal alloy regardless of shape, size or base material. Using our Optical Emission Spectrometers, we can rapidly determine chemical compositions without dissolving the sample. OES is used to determine the element percentages in an alloy sample. The analysis can either be performed to produce quantitative or qualitative results

Your Testing Partner

Our professional, experienced team is ready to help you identify materials and their properties in accordance with their standardized specifications. We also specialize in providing both destructive and non-destructive testing (NDT) to aid in the determination of root-cause failure analysis of components.

Featured Services

  • Positive Material Identification (PMI)

    PMI is a verification process of identifying chemical and mechanical properties of metals. Different instrumentation and testing is used to accurately determine metal properties. For quick alloy identification of materials our handheld XRF unit is used. In other situations, especially when assessing elemental composition at low levels, the ICP unit is used to evaluate samples. Often times, other characteristics of the metals are evaluated, which include tensile strength, yield strength, elongation, hardness, etc. Our team of experts work together to ensure all your testing needs are met in a timely manner
  • Metallurgical Consulting

    The knowledge of metallurgy and materials can sometimes help to identify the real source of trouble that does not involve the actual material itself. The microstructure of materials and their mechanical properties are so closely related that it has become very important in the heat treatment of today’s materials.

    In an ever changing world, technology is allowing companies and manufacturers to move away from operating their own metallurgical labs and departments. They instead use the services of experienced metallurgical consultants.

    A&M Technical is ready to take on any challenge and is capable to solve your specific metallurgical needs.

Additional Services

  • Material Qualification - Heat treat practices have been studied as part of comprehensive heat treatment procedure qualification. These procedures study the relationships between critical heat treatment process control parameters and heat treatment success

    Our objective of is to develop, test, and validate heat treatment qualification procedures that can be effectively used by our clients
  • Fastner Testing - Fastener testing allows you to determine the mechanical properties of externally and internally threaded fasteners, washers and nuts.

    Proof load test consists of stressing the product with a specified load that the product must withstand without measurable permanent dementional change.

    Axial tensile test is a method for determining behavior of materials under axial tensile loading. The tests are conducted by fixturing the fastener into the test apparatus and then applying a force to the fastener

    Wedge tensile test is an axial test, except that a wedge is placed under the head during the testing. This wedge tensile test is typically done on hex or square head fastener and socket head cap screws. This test is to see if the head of the fastener is capable of sustaining the added stress of the degree of the wedge.