Our Metals Lab checks the chemistry of every heat of iron before being transferred from our melting furnaces and verifies each holding furnace before tapping a single ladle of iron. Additionally, each ladle is validated for proper chemistry to achieve required mechanical properties.
The Metals Lab conducts:
Chemical and carbon/sulfur analysis
Microstructure and image analysis
Chemical composition, nodularity, microstructure content checks
Brinell and tensile testing