Welcome to ASTON Metal Testing

Our expert metallurgists, chemists and technicians and unique state-of-the-art equipment at the ASTON metallurgical testing lab can help you solve your metal parts and manufacturing problems efficiently and accurately.

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Routine Metal Testing
& Analysis

A state-of-the-art metallurgical testing lab is used for a variety of metal testing and analysis.


Failure Analysis

The cause and prevention of equipment and component failures.


Third Party Analysis

Independent and confidential testing activities are employed to verify or challenge existing results.


Corrosion Analysis

ASTM and other testing methods are used for general and localized corrosion testing.


 Consulting Services

Recommendations are made for materials, processes and application modifications that reduce product failures and costs.


Heat Treating Evaluations and Troubleshooting

A full range of services from referee routine testing of heat treated components to failure analysis, material review and equipment troubleshooting.


Expert Witnessing

Industry experts are skilled in explaining laboratory findings and/or documenting facts in courts of law.


Metallurgical Services

These services range from routine analysis to comprehensive failure and corrosion investigations.


Microscopy & SEM Services

SEM with light element EDS, research optical microscopes, high resolution digital photography and digital image analysis.


Mechanical Testing Services

QA/QC testing, hardness, Knoop & Vickers micro hardness testing, tensile & cycle, torque, impact and dimensional testing.


Spectrochemical Services

Analysis of routine carbon and low alloy steels, stainless steels, tool steels and aluminum alloys.


Chemical Services

Carbon and sulfur analyzer, nitrogen analyzer, atomic absorption, ICP Spectrometer, wet chemical facilities, and coating weight.