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Plain Carbon Analysis Testing

From materials selection to composition verification, SGS MSi’s chemical analysis methods provide accurate, in-depth results. Using state-of-the-art analytical tools, our team of graduate metallurgical engineers performs ICP metal analysis, spectroscopy analysis and other testing on plain carbon and other metals.

During chemical analysis of plain carbon, it is our goal to ensure the safety, reliability and performance of the supplied metal. We can also determine: (1) whether manufacturing processes will alter the carbon’s structure and strength, (2) whether the sample is susceptible to corrosion or other damage, and (3) if the sample has flaws that could lead to product failure.

Plain carbon falls into three categories: mild (low-carbon) steel, medium carbon steel, and high carbon steel. These types of plain carbon are commonly used in the production of:

  • Automobile frames
  • Building construction
  • Gears & shafts
  • Ball bearings
  • Stamping & pressing dies
  • Woodworking tools
  • Surgical instruments

Partnering with customers across the transportation, construction, industrial and manufacturing fields, SGS MSi’s chemical analysis equipment and capabilities include:

  • OES Spectroscopy
  • ICP Metal Analysis
  • Leco Analysis (carbon, sulfur, oxygen, nitrogen, hydrogen)
  • Alloy Verification & Identification
  • XRF Analyzer
  • Re-melt Capability
  • Microwave Digestion
  • Positive Material Identification Testing
  • CPSIA Testing (lead testing for toys)

Depending upon your sample size, usage requirements and allotted budget, SGS MSi engineers will determine which chemical analyses are best for your plain carbon application. Our nationally recognized metallurgical lab can also conduct metal failure testing, corrosion testing and product safety testing for your metal or alloy sample. When carbon chemical testing is complete, our degreed engineers deliver an in-depth evaluation of results in plain language, rather than complex jargon.

SGS MSi’s chemical testing department performs plain carbon analysis to ASTM and other industry standards and specifications, and is known for its client-focused service model and personable customer service team. To request an estimate for your plain carbon chemical analysis, or to inquire about other metallurgical testing options, call 708.343.3444 today. 

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