Metal Testing and ID
The Metal Testing department can identify ANY metal.
With a broad spectrum of instruments plus years of experience and a technical library of information, we can match unknown metal compositions with common domestic grades found in the market.
It is possible to analyze solid samples, drill shavings and irregular shaped pieces.
An example of how metal identification can be useful is in reverse engineering: when you need to recreate or repair something you already have, but don't know what it's made of.
In welding, metal ID is a particularly useful resource. Welders need to know what metal they have so as to choose the correct welding rod to create the perfect weld repair. Please see Weld Testing for more information.