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Multidisciplinary laboratories.Testing and engineering for product development. Conformity testing and product certification. SYSTEMS CERTIFICATION.
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Statutory vehicle inspection services and emission & gas testing solutions worldwide.
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Design, engineering, testing and homologation services for the automotive industry worldwide.
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Aerospace Materials Testing

An end-to-end testing service for composite and metallic materials
Applus+ is an strategic supplier of materials testing services for the aerospace industry. We provide an end-to-end testing service, covering a wide range of materials characterization tests combined with sample manufacturing and machining capabilities.

A fully-accredited laboratory network

Our network of materials testing laboratories in Europe and Asia are Nadcap accredited for metallic and non metallic materials testing.  Applus+ materials laboratories is also approved by the leading aircraft manufacturers and their Tier 1 suppliers. We have more than 10 years of experience testing aerospace materials and we are highly specialized in advanced composite materials. Applus+ is currently one of the companies with the greatest number of Airbus high complexity test methods.

Support in R&D and Engineering

  • Materials Characterisation
  • Development of Test Plans
  • Material and product Qualification

Materials Quality Assurance

  • Incoming Inspection
  • Quality Control
  • Release Tests
  • First Part Qualification
  • Witness Tests
  • Failure Analysis

Aerspace Materials Testing Capabilities

Mechanical Testing

  • Static, fatigue and creep tests: Tensile, Compression, Bend, Shear, Fracture Toughness, Crack Propagation, Peeling, Impact, etc.
  • Temperature conditioning: From -196º to +1200º celsius
  • Sample Preparation & Machining
    • Laminate manufacturing of composite specimens
    • Test specimen machining  and preparation
    • Test tooling design & manufacturing

Physico-Chemical Analysis

  • Composite Materials: Thermal  (DMA, DSC, TGA)  & Physical Analysis (FVC, FAW, PAW, RC, VC, RF)
  • Metallic Materials: Chemical Analysis (OES, XRF)

Non-Destructive Testing (NDT)

  • Manual NDT Inspection for composite and metallic materials
  • Automated NDT inspection for production control of composite airframes
  • NDT Consultancy: Qualified team up to Level 3

Metallurgy & Failure Analysis

  • Metallography & Fractography
    • Metallographic samples preparation
    • Micro & Macro Examinations
    • Microscopes: SEM, EDX, LOM
  • Corrosion
  • Hardness
  • Failure Analysis
  • Surface treatments testing
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