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When operating environments must sustain high temperatures, loads, and stresses, materials experts turn to forged components

Better understand the performance capabilities of your forgings with assistance from SGS MSi.

We are an A2LA and ISO/IEC 17025 accredited laboratory that utilizes destructive and non-destructive testing methods to identify metallurgical, material chemical and mechanical characteristics ultimately used to 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
Example of Forging Products

Our materials testing laboratory in Melrose Park, IL is staffed by highly trained engineers, scientists, and technicians with years of experience analyzing forging specimens. Examinations we often perform on forgings include:

  • Failure analysis
  • Grain flow
  • Grain size
  • Cleanliness
  • Macro-etching
  • Step bar testing
  • Jominy bar
  • Tensile
  • Charpy
  • Hardness
  • Case depth
  • Microstructure evaluation
  • Decarburization

Metallurgical testing offers assurance that materials used are fit for purpose and capable of performing over their expected lifespan. Our team can examine and certify specimens to nearly any industry standard or customer-specific requirement. Materials used as forged components are commonly tested against the following:

Materials we analyze are often in cold-forged, hot-forged, carburized, quenched and tempered, open-die and closed-die conditions, among others. Common material types include low-alloy steel, AISI 4140/4140H, and AISI 5140/5140H, respectively.

Our testing equipment is calibrated regularly to ensure accuracy. Calibration records are available upon request.

When analyzing materials, we provide a detailed report listing the test type performed, parameters and results obtained. We write in clear, simple sentences. All reports are presented with a summary conclusion of our findings, any supporting criterion and, if appropriate, insights into possible failure avoidance.

With a unique combination of knowledge, industry-leading equipment and dedication to accuracy, SGS MSi is your materials testing and engineering services partner.

Contact us to learn more about our forging-specific services.

ASTM A788Standard Specification for Steel Forgings, General Requirements
ASTM E45Standard Test Methods for Determining the Inclusion Content of Steel
ASTM E112Standard Test Methods for Determining Average Grain Size
ASTM A656Standard Specification for Hot-Rolled Structural Steel, High-Strength Low-Alloy Plate with Improved Formability
ASTM E381Standard Method of Macroetch Testing Steel Bars, Billets, Blooms, and Forgings
ASTM E1077Standard Test Methods for Estimating the Depth of Decarburization of Steel Specimens
SAE AMS 2301Aircraft Quality Steel Cleanliness Procedure
SAE AMS 2304Special Aircraft-Quality Steel Cleanliness Magnetic Particle Inspection Procedure