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Metallographic analysis laboratory

Laboratorio de análisis metalográficos

Laboratory for studying the microstructure of materials related to physical, mechanical and chemical properties and their thermomechanical history.

We carry out tests accredited under the UNE-EN ISO/IEC 17025 standard and have extensive experience in analysing different types of materials (metals, composites, ceramics, welded joints, etc.).

Description

The following tests/analyses can be carried out in the laboratory:

  • Macrographic examination (welded joints, fibreglass welds).
  • Optical microscopy analyses of all types of materials (microstructures, grain size, determination of non-metal inclusions, coating thickness measurements, etc.).
  • Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) analyses, such as fractographic analysis, microstructure, defectology and identification of constituent materials using the energy dispersed spectrometry (EDS) technique.
  • Identification of phases, measurement of residual stress, textures, layer measurement by X-ray diffraction (XRD).
  • Vickers micro-hardness tests and determination of the depth of surface thermal treatment.
  • Phase/particle quantification through image analysis.
  • Micro-sectional analysis of joints.

The laboratory has the following equipment:

  • Optical microscopes with integrated digital camera augmented up to 1000 times.
  • Metallographic replication and residual life.
  • Digital image processing software
  • Manual, semi-automatic and automatic Vickers micro-hardness equipment
  • Portable field metallography device.
  • Scanning electron microscope (SEM) with EDS and EBSD micro-analyser.
  • X-ray diffraction (XRD).
  • Stereoscopic magnifier augmented up to 200 times.

Aimed at:

  • Renewable energies
  • Manufacturers of metal components
  • Metal transformation sector
  • Oil & gas sector
  • Construction sector
  • Manufacturers of components for the aeronautical, railway and automotive sectors
  • Design and maintenance engineering firms
  • Infrastructure
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Certifications and Accreditations

-	Acreditación ENAC ILAC para el sector materiales según ISO 17025 con nº expediente 4/LE063,
Laboratory certified in ISO 9001 and ISO 17025 (ENAC certification No. 4/LE063)
-	Acreditación ENAC ILAC para el sector materiales según ISO 17025 con nº expediente 4/LE063,
ENAC ILAC accreditation for the construction sector in compliance with ISO 17025, under file No. 4/LE024
-	Acreditación ENAC ILAC para el sector materiales según ISO 17025 con nº expediente 4/LE063,
ENAC ILAC accreditation for acoustics in compliance with ISO 17025, under file No. 4/LE456. Laboratory with certified management system in accordance with standard UNE-EN 9100:2010.
AIRBUS authorized Laboratory for Surface Treatment
AIRBUS authorised Laboratory for surface treatments
Laboratorio autorizado por la ESA (Agencia Espacial Europea) para “SMT Microsectioning” según ECSS-ST-Q-70-38
European Space Agency (ESA) authorised laboratory
NADCAP MTL accreditation for Materials Testing
Nadcap accreditation for chemical processes
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Brochure: Services to support Industry 4.0

Metallic Materials and Components Supporting Industry 4.0 Testing Brochure

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