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Materials Testing Laboratory

Metallurgical testing, physical testing and material identification

To test your metallurgical materials accurately and precisely, you need highly specialized expertise and equipment. Our materials testing laboratory provides you with a world-class resource, offering comprehensive materials identification and physical testing.

Metallurgical Testing – from SGS Ludwig

As a world-leading testing provider, we offer you unrivalled experience and expertise in metallurgical material testing. At SGS Ludwig, our material testing laboratories specialize in metallurgical testing, weld testing and engineering services for the Canadian market steel user.

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Material Testing

  • Tensile (21oC – 700oC)
  • Charpy V-Notch VN (-196oC – 200oC)
  • Hardness (Brinell, Rockwell, Vickers)
  • Chemical Analysis (OES)
  • Metallography (optically to 2000x)
  • Dry Abrasive – G65


  • Corrosion Analysis
  • Failure Analysis
  • Strain Gauging
  • Custom Testing

Heat Treatment

  • Four Furnaces capable of handling most test coupon sizes
  • Controlled heating and cooling rates
  • Yearly calibrated chart recorders

Specialty Services

  • CTOD, SENT, and J-Integral
  • Fatigue (low/elevated temperatures)
  • Rotary Impact
  • Scanning Electron Microscope w/XRF
  • Weld Mapping

Looking for an experienced materials testing lab? Let’s get started.