Materials Testing Laboratory Services
At Infinita Lab, we strive to provide comprehensive solutions to address your product problems during materials selection, design, compliance, performance testing, failure, and root cause analysis. Materials testing is used for characterizing the chemical, mechanical, thermal, electrical, optical, corrosion, radiation, or biological properties of materials. Both non-destructive and destructive testings are employed for metals, ceramics, polymers, composites, thin films, elastomers, resins, semiconductors, nanomaterials, etc. Services range from benchtop techniques for high-volume testing, simulated studies in large testing chambers, to in-line testing for quality and reliability checks on the manufacturing line.
Materials testing laboratories in our network serve Semiconductor, Specialty Materials, Chemicals, Aerospace, Nanotechnology, Consumer Goods, Automotive, Transportation, Building Products, Infrastructure, Environmental Products, Additive Manufacturing industries, among others.
Infinita Lab network provides ASTM, ISO standardized testing, and our experts offer consultation for custom testing setup suitable for a client’s specific service conditions.
Some of the common reasons for material testing include:
Qualification of material from suppliers
Ensuring that suppliers’ raw materials or components exceed technical specifications is crucial for developing new products. Usually, ASTM or ISO standard methods are used to test supplier material properties.
Designing a new product
The development of a new product requires testing to confirm whether the desired specifications are met at every step of the process. For example, developing a thin film data memory stack requires chemical and electrical analysis of layers deposited by chemical or physical vapor deposition. Rust-resistant pipe coatings would require corrosion testing. Similarly, during a smartphone coverglass design, mechanical testing, such as resistance to scratch or impact, will be performed. Metrology techniques like electron microscopy, XPS, SIMS, etc., might be used in conjunction with the materials’ properties to provide insight into local defects, flaws, and inconsistencies.
Quality and reliability in manufacturing
Any company committed to selling reliable products incorporates quality checks in the manufacturing process. Some material tests are built in the production line for monitoring relevant product properties in real-time. Other tests take random samples and test them offline for adherence to specifications.
Failure analysis is a big part of manufacturing quality control. Fracture analysis, root cause analysis, mechanical testing, and microscopy are routinely employed to reveal the origin of defects in products and take corrective actions.
Product Reliability Testing
The finished product is subject to heat, humidity, temperature shock, vibration, drop, electrostatic discharge, or a combination of environments to test product susceptibility to failure during the service. Visual and other in-line inspection methods are also used for a quick quality check. Certifications are required for product compliance with safety standards set forth by regulatory bodies. The product’s statistical failure rate is measured under a set of extremes that a product can encounter during its service life.
Material Testing Services
There is a large variety of product reliability tests available:
- Electrical Testing
- Root Cause Analysis (RCA)
- Chemical Analysis
- Thermal Testing
- Mechanical Testing
- Corrosion Testing
- Failure Analysis (FA)
- Impact Testing
- Polymer Material Testing
- Optical Testing
- Eddy Current Testing (ECT)
- Digital Radiography (DR)
- Combustion Analysis
- Reliability Testing
- Volatile Organic Compound (VOC)
- Dielectric Constant
- Coefficient of Friction (CoF)
- Compression Testing
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Root cause analysis of any failed product, component, or material is the investigative study of why or how it failed, resolve the problem, and prevent the recurrence of failure.
Chemical analysis is routinely performed to identify unknown components, obtain physical characteristics or chemical composition, and determine the quality of materials.
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FAQ on Materials Testing
Our material testing labs regularly provide testing services to solve your problems during materials selection, design, compliance, performance testing, failure, and root cause analysis.
Materials testing is a suite of testing services ranging from raw materials characterization, non-destructive testing to failure analysis. Pricing depends on the type of testing, product, and industry. Please contact us for a detailed quote for your testing needs.
Materials testing is used for characterizing the chemical, mechanical, thermal, electrical, optical, corrosion, radiation, or biological properties of materials.
Material testing services include benchtop techniques for high-volume testing, simulated studies in large testing chambers, to in-line testing for quality and reliability checks on the manufacturing line. Both non-destructive and destructive testings are employed for metals, ceramics, polymers, composites, thin films, elastomers, resins, semiconductors, nanomaterials, etc.