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Metallurgical Lab Instrumentation

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


  • Inverted and Upright microscope
  • Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM/EDS)
  • Stereomicroscope evaluations at 8-100X magnification
  • Optical Microscope evaluations at 50-1000X magnification
  • Photo Micrography
  • Metallography properties measured
  • 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
  • Compression and Tension
  • Charpy Impact Testers * Newly added - 400 foot lb. Charpy*
  • Hardness/Micro hardness analyzers
    • Rockwell
    • Macro/ Micro Vickers Hardness Tester, 0.3 to 30 KgF
    • Brinell