Metallurgical Lab Instrumentation

Our metallurgical laboratory offers the latest instrumentation to provide mechanical testing services for metallography and physical characterization. Contact us to learn more or request a quote.

Metallurgical Instrumentation

NSL’s Metallurgical laboratory offers a full complement of instruments and services to tackle your mechanical testing needs, including:


  • Hot and Cold Sample Mounting
  • Inverted and Upright microscope
  • Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM/EDS)
  • Stereomicroscope evaluations at 8-100X magnification
  • Optical Microscope evaluations at 50-1000X magnification
  • Photo Micrography
  • Macro Photography
  • Microstructure
    • Morphology
    • Alpha Case
    • Decarburization
    • Alloy Depletion
    • Delta Ferrite
    • Grain Size
    • Intergranular Attack (IGA)
    • Intergranular Oxidation (IGO)

Physical Characterization

  • Tensile Testing
  • Elevated Temperature Tensile Testing
  • Stress Rupture
  • Creep
  • Compression and Tension
  • Charpy Impact Testers – 400 foot lb.
  • Hardness/Micro hardness analyzers
    • Rockwell – Bulk and Superficial
    • Macro/ Micro Vickers Hardness, 0.3 to 30 KgF
    • Brinell
    • Micro Knoop