Cast Iron Metal Lab technicians reviewing test samples to verify the cast iron process is functioning properly

Metals Lab

Metal Testing and Analysis

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

  • Computerized measurements