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Analytical Techniques

Modern Scientific Equipment & Procedures


Let's Get Technical

The clients we serve represent a wide spectrum of technical knowledge. On one end of the spectrum we have provided analytical testing for high school student projects. On the opposite end of the spectrum are PhD scientists with decades of experience in their field(s). These pages provide a deeper look into our analytical capabilities and are tailored to those closer to the technical side of the spectrum. Whether you're trying to have a better grasp on our services or are a student wanting to learn more about test methods, equipment, or theory, we hope that this section proves helpful to everyone.


Characterization

Materials have cer­tain phy­sical properties that aren't related to how they per­form mechanically, such as flash point. Material char­act­eriz­ation tech­niques can also be industry spe­cific. For example, there are different density meth­ods and equip­ment for de­ter­min­ing the densities of oils, aggreg­ates, plastics, and more; all specific to the material's use.

Physical

Physical test­ing mea­sures the me­chan­i­cal per­for­mance of ma­ter­i­als. Re­sis­tance to ten­sile, com­press­ive, im­pact, cy­clic, & shear forces are ac­cur­ate­ly logg­ed and a­na­lyzed.

Chemical

Chemical Analysis tech­niques rely on two ba­sic prin­ci­ples: se­pa­ra­tion and ana­ly­sis. Ma­ter­i­als are se­pa­ra­ted dur­ing sam­ple prep­a­ra­tion and/or through chro­mat­o­graph­ic meth­ods be­fore be­ing de­tec­ted, i­den­ti­fied, and quant­i­fied.



Thermal

Thermal Analysis stu­dies ma­ter­i­als' ther­mal prop­er­ties by re­la­ting heat flow da­ta to change­s in a ma­te­ri­al, and vice ver­sa.



Microscopy

Our Microscopy ser­vi­ces are em­ployed for i­ma­ging, fail­ure a­na­ly­sis, di­men­sion­al a­na­ly­sis, chem­i­cal a­na­ly­sis, and much more. With mag­ni­fi­ca­tion lev­els from 2x to 25,000X we have the right e­quip­ment and ex­perts to give you a bet­ter per­spec­tive on your ma­ter­i­als, pro­ducts, and com­po­nents.

Aging

Accelerated Aging tech­niques are oft­en used in ma­ter­i­al stud­ies and fail­ure a­na­ly­sis in­vest­i­ga­tions. Ma­ter­i­als are test­ed be­fore and aft­er dif­ferent ex­po­sure in­tens­i­ties and dur­a­tions to com­pare per­for­mance, pre­dict pro­duct life­time, and in­vest­i­gate how ma­ter­i­als fail.

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