The process of revealing the microstructure of metals and their alloys.

By means of correct sample preparation, polishing and etching techniques, the structures are assessed using a Zeiss module optical microscope with the latest software. This aids to interpret grain size, cleanliness and more to ASTM, EN and ISO specification requirements.

Our metallurgical department is fully equipped with both the equipment and personnel required to perform multiple metallurgical tests.

Some of the tests we offer include:

  • Case Depth evaluations
  • Ferrite Count (as per ASTM E562)
  • Intergranular Corrosion Attack (as per ASTM A262 Practice E)
  • Failure Investigations
  • Metallurgical Consultations
  • Grain size, cleanliness and microscopic evaluations
  • Site visits


Please remember that all metallurgical and all mechanical tests are destructive. Please confirm that the samples provided may be destroyed