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Aluminum Alloy Analysis Testing

Specializing in corrosion and failure testing, SGS MSi Testing is a recognized leader in metallurgical studies and chemical analyses.

Our chemists and engineers perform analysis on aluminum base alloys, adhering to ASTM and other industry specifications. SGS MSi’s client-focused service model ensures that your budget and timeline come first, and our team tailors testing and reporting to meet your most rigorous project specifications.

Typically alloyed with varying levels of copper, manganese, silicon, zinc and magnesium, aluminum base alloys are most often used in aerospace, marine, automotive, cycling and engineering applications that require lightweight design and corrosion-resistant materials. Possessing lower fatigue strength than steel and steel alloys, aluminum is not ideal for high-stress, heat or pressure applications on its own. It must be alloyed with other metals to improve tensile strength for use in these industries.

Partnering with a range of sectors to achieve their manufacturing goals, SGS MSi uses chemical analysis to choose materials, verify composition, and determine the reliability and longevity of the aluminum alloy for your specific project.

SGS MSi tests Aluminum Alloy used in Automotive Manufacturing

Common applications for aluminum base alloys include:

  • Electrical conductors
  • Bicycle frames & components
  • Aerospace tanks & other structures
  • Boat & shipbuilding
  • Automotive body panels & extrusions

Aluminum Alloy Testing Services

During chemical analysis of aluminum base alloys, it is SGS MSi’s goal to ensure the safety and performance of your material. Using state-of-the-art equipment, our team of chemists determines how aluminum base alloys are impacted by manufacturing processes, whether the alloy will fail or corrode in extreme conditions, and whether alloy flaws may impact the metal’s ability to do its job.

Depending upon your project requirements, SGS MSi chemical analysis capabilities include:

  • OES Spectroscopy
  • ICP Metal Analysis
  • XRF Analysis of Tool Steel
  • Leco Analysis (carbon, sulfur, oxygen, nitrogen, hydrogen)
  • Microwave Digestion
  • Alloy Verification & Identification
  • Positive Material Identification Testing
  • Re-melt Capability

Based on aluminum alloy sample size and usage, we will select the testing options that are best suited to your needs. When further testing is required, our graduate metallurgical engineers also provide mechanical testing and product safety testing for your metal or metal alloy. Following chemical analysis of aluminum base alloys, you will receive an easy-to-understand report detailing our findings recommendations.

An industry leader, SGS MSi can typically deliver chemical testing on a same-day basis. Contact us today to learn more about our metallurgical testing services.