Lab Services

PMET analytical laboratories provide materials testing services for a broad range of clients, markets, and industries. PMET provides accredited laboratory services for soils, concrete, asphalt, metal, plastic, ceramic, rubber, oil, coatings, plating, adhesive, etc. PMET offers analytical laboratory techniques, laboratory instrumentation, and testing methods, providing the critical analysis information clients need for troubleshooting, research, quality control, and many other requirements and applications. PMET scientists and technicians provide the crucial laboratory support you need to help run your business and meet product research, development, and quality goals.

Understanding the characteristics of materials used for product and component fabrication can be a crucial differentiator when bringing goods to market. An assortment of materials testing, and analytical services are available to determine such materials’ various resistances, tolerances, and characteristics.

  • PMET can provide you with laboratory services as needed. Services provided:

    • Qualitative & Quantitative X-Ray Diffraction (QXRD)
    • Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM)
    • Energy Dispersive X-Ray Analysis (EDX)
    • Carbon & Sulfur Analysis
    • Particle Size Analysis
    • Microhardness Testing
    • Weld Failure
    • Corrosion Analysis
    • Failure Analysis of Welds, Material, Coatings, etc.
    • Material Testing
    • Environmental Testing
    • Chemical Analysis
    • CP Atomic Emission Spectroscopy (ICP-AES)
    • ICP Mass Spectroscopy (ICP-MS)
    • Energy Dispersive X-ray Spectrometry (SEM/EDS)
    • Atomic Emission Spectroscopy (AES/OES)
    • Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR)
    • Carbon and Sulfur Analysis
    • Oxygen/Hydrogen/Nitrogen Determination
    • Positive Material Identification (PMI)
    • Soxhlet Extraction
    • Plating Identification
    • Density, Porosity & Oil Content
    • Classical Wet Chemistry
    • Moisture Analysis
    • Sieve Analysis
    • Metallurgical Analysis
    • Contaminants Testing
    • MICROSTRUCTURE ANALYSIS TO EVALUATE MATERIALS
    • Grain size (ASTM E112)
    • Extent of Carburization & Decarburization
    • Intergranular Attack & Oxidation
    • Sensitization
    • Alpha Case/Surface Contamination
    • Percent Spheroidization
    • Inclusion Rating (ASTM E45)
    • Plating Thickness
    • Case Depth
    • Carbide Precipitation
    • Ferrite by Point Count (ASTM E562)
    • Nodularity, Nodule Count
    • Eutectic Melting
    • Volume fraction of various phases or second phase particles in metals
    • Test Methods / Standards
    • ASME Sect. IX
    • ASTM A247 – GRAPHITE MICROSTRUCTURE TESTING SERVICES
    • ASTM A262 – Standard Practices for Detecting Susceptibility to Intergranular Attack in Austenitic Stainless Steels
    • ASTM E112 Standard Test Methods for Determining Average Grain Size
    • ASTM E1268 Standard Practice for Assessing the Degree of Banding or Orientation of Microstructures
    • ASTM E2142 Standard Test Methods for Rating and Classifying Inclusions In Steel Using The Scanning Electron Microscope
    • ASTM E3- Standard Guide for Preparation of Metallographic Specimens
    • ASTM E407 – Standard Practice for Micro etching Metals and Alloys
    • ASTM E45 – Standard Test Methods for Determining the Inclusion Content of Steel
    • ASTM E562 – Standard Test Method for Determining Volume Fraction by Systematic Manual Point Count
    • ASTM E883 Standard Guide for Reflected–Light Photomicrography
    • ASTM E92 – Standard Test Methods for Vickers Hardness and Knoop Hardness of Metallic Materials
    • MIL Specifications

    PMET offers a suite of Metal Additive Manufacturing Testing services for metal powders and wires, 3D prototypes, and finished products. Our test results provide the information you need for Powder Characterization, Site Acceptance, Machine Qualification, and Post-Process Validation.

    • Inprocess
    • Powder Characterization
    • Specimen Machining
    • Complex Extractions
    • Build Cut Ups
    • Build Characterization
    • Machine Qualification
    • Mechanical Testing
    • Metallography
    • Chemistry Analysis