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Fastener Metallurgical Testing

Ensure the materials from which your application’s fasteners are manufactured are fit for use with testing and engineering services from SGS MSi.

fastener metallurgical testing

An A2LA and ISO/IEC 17025 accredited laboratory, we establish material chemical and mechanical characteristics with destructive testing methods. Our findings ultimately determine safety, compliance and application suitability. Our capabilities include:

  • Raw material validation
  • Production issue solutions
  • Finished and semi-finished good assessment
  • Product failure analysis
  • High-end metallurgical engineering services

Determining material properties help understand performance capabilities and establishes operating ranges for materials manufactured into fasteners. SGS MSi has more than three decades of experience with fastener applications. Common tests we perform for this industry include:

  • Proof load
  • Tensile
  • Chemical analysis
  • Surface discontinuities
  • Microstructure
  • Salt spray
  • Plating ID
  • Plating thickness
  • SEM/EDS

Our highly trained trained engineers, scientists and technicians can analyze and certify specimens to nearly any industry standard or customer-specific requirement. The following are common specifications used to examine fastener material suitability:

  • SAE F606
  • SAE J429
  • SAE J1199
  • SAE J995
  • SAE B117
  • SAE J1199
  • ISO 898-1
  • ISO 898-2

Materials types we analyze for fastener-specific applications include carbon steel, stainless steel, and titanium, among others. They are often supplied in the heat-treated condition. We often examine specimens to determine the following:

  • Heat treat verification
  • Chemical conformance
  • Mechanical conformance
  • Failure analysis
  • Root cause corrective actions

With laboratories in the United States of America and Canada, SGS MSi is well positioned to deliver comprehensive material development, processing, characterization, and testing support to our clients.

Our laboratory equipment is state-of-the-art and regularly calibrated to ensure accuracy. Calibration records are available upon request.

SGS MSi provides detailed reports listing test type, parameters, and results obtained when analyzing materials. The language used is clear and easy to understand. We present documentation for investigations with a summary conclusion of results, any criterion supporting those findings and, if appropriate, insights into possible failure avoidance.

Confirm materials are suitable for your fastener application with testing and certification services from SGS MSi.

Contact our team for more information about our fastener-specific services.

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