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What Does CWST’s IMR Material and Analysis Services Include?

June 2, 2020

CWST IMR test labs provide mechanical testing and material analysis services. IMR operate to a very high standard and their independent material analysis services are utilised by a broad range of markets including oil and gas, aerospace, power generation and medical, among others.

IMR provides a comprehensive range of mechanical, chemical and metallurgical testing services that ensure design and manufacturing integrity for our customers.

CWST’S IMR test labs services include:

  • Chemical Analysis

Material composition is critical to a material’s machinability, durability and stability in its intended use. As products have diversified, we’ve seen a huge increase in new alloys, coatings, polymers and emerging materials including fibre-reinforced composites and ceramics.

Our team of chemists, engineers and lab personnel are adept at analytical techniques such as chromatography, qualitative analysis, gravimetric analysis, quantitative chemical analysis and many other organic chemical tests.

  • Metallurgical Evaluation

Metallurgical analysis reveals the condition and makeup of your materials with macro, micro and SEM examinations. These analyses reveal microstructure, processes performed on the material during manufacture and whether to meet the required specification(s) to ensure durability in the intended use.

Unless your sample is prepared with skill, accurate analysis of the base metal or ally may not be possible or lead to imprecise results. Our dedicated team of engineers and PhD’s lab technicians utilise state-of-the-art equipment, advanced polishing techniques, and decades of experience.

  • Non-metallic Testing

Non-metallic materials, durable and lightweight engineered materials are present in nearly everything around us and are gaining ground because of the wide range of beneficial properties that they offer. Specifically engineered for flame resistance, flexibility and durability, non-metallics can be designed to meet any number of specific application requirements.

IMR Test labs provides analyses on new materials, supports your R&D efforts, provides production control testing, and conducts comparative analyses between raw materials and suppliers.

  • Corrosion Testing

Corrosion costs industry and manufacturing billions of dollars annually. Choosing the right raw materials and coatings, and understanding your in-service conditions can save you costly repairs, failures and recalls.

The IMR corrosion testing lab helps you to estimate component service life, compare candidate materials in your service environment and helps screen your materials and their condition. Weather testing also provides quality control by making sure that your application processes, such as coatings, anodising and electroplating are being performed to specification.

  • Failure Analysis

When parts or equipment fail, you need accurate answers quickly to get solutions in place. Every day you wait for answers, it costs you money and potentially your company’s valuable reputation.

IMR Test Labs should be your first call for your next root cause failure analysis. We are experienced and fast. Our team is well trained and highly accurate to be able to tackle your failure analysis needs from simple fractures to complex litigation cases.

To find out more about IMR Test Labs, visit the website or find out more about the service that IMR Test Labs provides by getting in touch with a member of our professional, friendly team.

 

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