Materials Testing

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Materials Testing

Materials Testing
Materials testing is the evaluation of components or systems in a non-destructive fashion to detect flaws, contamination, inconsistency in material or other physical parameters. A materials test will use methods which allow for in-depth analysis without destroying the sample or, if it is a product, rendering it useless.

An ultrasonic flaw detector will emit high frequency sound waves which, when they bounce off of flaws, produce echo patterns that can reveal cracking, excess porosity and other structural anomalies. Thickness gauges, on the other hand, determine the thickness of an object by sending ultrasonic waves into its center, recording the speed of sound through the test sample and calculating thickness from the data.

Laser methods can assess the makeup of an object as well; a laser micrometer reveals how brittle, elastic, deformed or soft something is, as well as its temperature. Ionographs discover ionic contamination in electronic components like printed circuit boards. Other technologies, like roughness testers and coordinate measuring machines, use styluses or probes to gather data on the consistency of the exterior and its exact spatial measurements respectively.
 
  • CMMs

    Coordinate measuring machines, or CMM, give precise dimensional measurements of physical objects. Gathering data over an XYZ axis, a CMM assembles...

  • Ionographs

    An ionograph, or ionic contamination tester, performs ionic contamination cleanliness testing on components like printed circuit boards (PCBs) with...

  • Laser Micrometers | Optical Micrometers

    Laser micrometers perform fast, accurate dimensional analysis on manufactured parts, commonly in quality control lab or plant floor settings. Laser...

  • Surface Roughness Testers

    Surface roughness testers are used to determine a material’s roughness through a variety of parameters. Though both tools answer the same...

  • Ultrasonic Thickness Gauges

    Ultrasonic thickness gauges measure the thickness of a material. Ultrasonic gauges are the most common thickness gauge rental unit for material...

  • Ultrasonic Flaw Detectors

    Ultrasonic flaw detectors emit high-frequency sound waves that reflect flaws and create echo patterns, revealing hidden cracks, voids, porosity...

  • XRF Analyzers

    XRF analyzers assess the chemical breakdown of a sample by measuring the X-ray levels the sample emits when stimulated by a primary X-Ray source...

  • Concrete Strength Testers

    Concrete strength testers are a versatile group of instruments that determine the sturdiness and reliability of concrete in several ways. From...

  • Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR)

    Ground penetrating radar (GPR) equipment is used to scan surfaces for structural anomalies, providing visualizations of rebar, voids, conduits...

  • Laser Doppler Vibrometers

    Laser doppler vibrometers (LDV) provide spectral data to vibration analyzers and are instrumental in determining the failure modes of large...