Materials Testing

Examining materials for correct processing is a critical step when determining product reliability. Joining Technologies maintains an integral metallurgical laboratory for instant weld evaluation and material analysis. To evaluate and help develop the joining process, our lab conducts on-site cross-sectioning and Vicker’s microhardness testing. Additionally, our positive material identification process offers a simple inspection of incoming parts and supply chain product, as well as verification of all filler material and dilution of finished welds. We perform comprehensive pre- and post-weld destructive and non-destructive testing for application-specific requirements. In conjunction with our metallurgical testing lab, we offer pressure testing, mass spectrometer leak testing, mechanical, electrical and third party special application testing – including finite analysis, X-ray, FPI, and ultrasonic.


RMI Program

Our Reliable Material Identification (RMI) program brings the reliability of a metallurgical laboratory to the shop floor, providing a simple, worry free solution to ensure finished welds, control lot traceability, and validate all filler materials. Utilizing a non-destructive, portable x-ray fluorescence (XRF) unit, Joining Technologies performs elemental analysis to compare the materials in your product against commonly used material grades stored in a reference library. These tests can be performed on many elements, including magnesium, aluminum, sulfur, silicon and phosphorus. The XRF unit is the ideal instrument for light element detection, serving as a trusted pass/fail test method without time-consuming and expensive verification.


In-House Microhardness Testing

Examining materials for correct processing is a critical step when determining product reliability. We have recently added micro-hardness testing to our extensive list of in-house testing capabilities.