Metallurgical Testing and Analysis

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The Rexnord Innovation Center has a long history of providing metallurgical testing services for ferrous and non-ferrous materials, alloy steels, polymers and composites. Additionally, the Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) allows our scientists to perform in-depth metallurgical analysis of failures and also determine chemical composition through Energy Dispersive Spectroscopy (EDS).

Metallurgical Analysis Testing

  • Hardness (brinell, Barcol, shore durometer, Rockwell) (ASTM E10, D2583, D2240, E18)
  • Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) (ASTM E1252)
  • Microhardness (Knoop & Vickers) (ASTM E384)
  • Salt spray exposure (ASTM B117, D1654)
  • Tensile and flexural properties (non-standard)
  • Glass content (ASTM D2584, D5630)
  • Melt flow (ASTM D1238)
  • Specific gravity (ASTM D792)
  • Differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) (ASTM D3418)

 

Metallurgial Equipment

  • Optical Emission Spectrometer
  • Automatic Polisher for Metallurgical Specimens
  • Metallurgical Wet Abrassive Sectioning Saws
  • Band Saws
  • Alternate Immersion Tester
  • Hot Mouting Press
  • Replication and Onsite Metallurgical Equipment

Hardness Testers

  • Brinell Hardness Tester
  • Superficial Scale Rockwell Testers
  • Microhardness Testers
  • Standard Testers

Optical Equipment

  • Zeiss EVO 50 Scanning Electron Microscope
  • Zeiss Jenaphot-Inverted Stage Metallograph
  • Binocular Microscopes
  • Optical Comparator

Chemistry Lab Equipment

  • TA Q10 Differential Scanning Calorimeter (DSC)
  • Thermolyne Muffle Furnaces
  • Shore A & D Durometer Hardness Tester
  • Barcol Hardness Tester
  • Kayeness Melt Flow Plastometer
  • Mettler AT261 DeltaRange Balance
  • Accumet AB-15 pH Meter
  • Nikon Transmission Microscope

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