The mechanical test laboratory covers an area of around 150 square meters and has the equipment to carry out hot tensile tests up to 1000°C and tensile tests at ambient temperature, compression tests, impact tests at ambient temperature up to -196°C, Brinell hardness tests, Vickers, Rockwell B and C, bend tests.
Tests can be performed on metals, composite materials and plastic materials.
All tests are performed according to EN, ASTM, ISO standards.
The metallographic laboratory can take and prepare macrographic specimens to assess any defects in the various types of welding.It is possible to identify structures and phases consisting of both base material and welding through micrographic examinations (from 100x to 1000x). Corrosion tests can be performed at the laboratory in accordance with various standards (ASTM G28; ASTM G48; ASTM E 262 etc.).
The chemical laboratory is equipped to carry out analyses on massive metal samples and on chip and powder specimens.
The instruments available enable different families of materials to be characterized, such as stainless steels and other steels, copper alloys, aluminium and nickel, etc.
Analyses of carbon and sulphur can also be made by combustion analyser.
The laboratory can also perform chemical analysis at client premises using a portable quantometer and XRF equipment.