Testing

Testing Capabilities

Please review the optimum test sample size/condition section of each test listed below.  We are able to obtain several different tests from one sample. 
Please contact us for further details.

ALL SAMPLES MUST HAVE LONGITUDINAL ROLLING DIRECTION CLEARLY MARKED

Testing is performed utilizing optical emission spectroscopy equipment that provides the following elements:

STEEL (CARBON, ALLOYS, TOOL STEELS, CAST IRON):
     Al     B     C     Ca     Cr     Cu     Mn     Mo     Nb     Ni     P     S     Si     Ti     V

STAINLESS:
     C     Cr     Cu     Mn     Mo     Ni     P     S     Si

ALUMINUM (ALLOYS):
     B     Ca     Cr     Cu     Ga     Mg     Mn     Ni     P     Pb     Si     Ti     V     Zn

We are capable of testing small parts and small diameter wire

(*Optimum test sample size/condition: 3" x 3" or larger with flat, clean surface )

Tests are performed to ASTM, JIS, or DIN standards. We also offer BAKE HARDENABLE testing.
Test reports include (where applicable): Yield, Tensile, Elongation, n-value, r-value, YPE and Rockwell hardness.

*Optimum test sample size/condition:

Sheet: 12" x 12" (flat, unmarred sample with clean edges)
Tube: 12" minimum in length
Finished or formed part: Please contact us for details.

Tests performed to scales: HRBW - HRC -  Superficial (HR15TW - HR30TW - HR45TW)

(*Optimum test sample size/condition: 4" x 4" or larger with flat, clean surface )

Testing on Zinc or Aluminum Coated material is performed using the Weigh-Strip-Weigh method.

(*Optimum test sample size/condition: 6" x 6" or larger with flat, clean surface )

Measurement of the surface irregularities in the surface texture reporting Peak and Ra.

(*Optimum test sample size/condition: 6" x 6" or larger with flat, clean surface )

Evaluation of the ductility of sheet materials.

(*Optimum test sample size/condition: 12" x 12" or larger with flat, clean surface )

Quantifies the coating adhesion to the steel. Coating loss is determined by visual comparisons to designated charts.

(*Optimum test sample size/condition: 12" x 12" or larger with flat, clean surface )

Determines whether the metal has sufficient ductility to withstand bending without fracturing.  This test can also be used to determine whether the coating has sufficient adhesion to withstand bending without flaking or peeling.

(*Optimum test sample size/condition: 12" x 12" or larger with flat, clean surface )

METALLOGRAPHIC TESTING

Grain Size and Inclusion Rating.