Applus+ has a network of materials testing laboratories spread across Europe, China and the United States. These laboratories offer advanced characterisation testing in order to assess the mechanical, physical and chemical properties of materials as well as the quality control of materials and processes.
MATERIALS EXPERTS FOR DIVERSE INDUSTRIAL APPLICATIONS
Our expertise in this field means that we can play a role in the whole product life cycle, including the development, manufacturing and in-service phases. We work with wide-ranging industries including aerospace, automotive, rail, maritime, 3D printing, oil and gas, construction, machinery and electrical and electronic products. We are experts in testing a multitude of materials, including the following:
We specialise in high-complexity tests (R curve, G1c, crack growth, high load coupons testing, etc.) for materials characterisation requiring high levels of technical know-how in terms of both executing the tests and interpreting the results.
NADCAP ACCREDITATION AND CLIENT APPROVALS FOR TESTING OF AEROSPACE MATERIALS
Our materials laboratories have also been accredited by Nadcap and approved by the primary aerospace manufacturers. These recognitions mean that we can work directly for these manufacturers as well as for their suppliers.
Accredited by Nadcap for the testing of metallic and non-metallic materials, non-destructive testing, panel manufacture, sample manufacture and sample machining
Recognised by the Airbus group
Recognised by Safran
Recognised by Honeywell
Recognised by Comac
MATERIALS TESTING CAPABILITIES
Our testing capabilities include:
Manufacture and preparation of test samples
Static and dynamic mechanical tests (at temperatures ranging from -196º to +1200ºC)
Detailed case studies (manufacture, installation, certification, operation, maintenance, repair, etc.)
Analysis of samples and reproduction of failures in controlled laboratory conditions
FROM COUPONS TO LARGE COMPONENTS
Applus+ Laboratories boasts a network of structural testing laboratories for testing the real behaviour of materials at a range of levels: from the materials characterisation of small test samples or coupons through to the mechanical testing of large components and subcomponents with a view to assessing their structural resistance.