Testing service providers in materials testing are specialized companies that examine materials for their properties, quality, and performance. They analyze the chemical composition and microstructural properties of materials, perform mechanical tests such as tensile and flexural tests, and test materials under extreme conditions such as temperature, corrosion, and wear. Non-destructive testing methods are used to detect material defects. Testing service providers also prepare certificates or reports to confirm compliance with standards and perform failure analysis when materials fail. Their work ensures the quality and safety of products in various industries.
Working with testing service providers in materials testing offers a number of advantages over performing testing in-house:
Overall, working with a materials testing service provider offers many benefits, including expertise, independence, cost savings, flexibility, and access to specialized testing methods, resulting in high-quality and reliable materials analysis.
Selecting the right testing equipment presents several challenges for testing service providers in materials testing. These include the variety of test methods, technological developments, cost and budgeting, calibration and accuracy, staff training, customization, space and storage, and compliance with safety and environmental regulations.
There are a variety of test methods for materials testing, and each may require specific equipment. Testing service providers must ensure they have a wide range of testing equipment to meet their customers' needs. Technology in materials testing is constantly evolving. New testing methods and advanced equipment are being developed to produce more accurate and efficient results. Testing service providers must therefore regularly update their equipment to keep up with the latest developments.
Therefore, it is highly recommended to have the design of a testing system reviewed by a specialist company before implementation. VCxray has a team of application specialists that can assist with implementation.
Testing service providers using X-ray and CT equipment typically offer a variety of non-destructive materials testing and imaging tasks and services.
Overall, X-ray and CT equipment allow inspection service providers to comprehensively and non-invasively examine materials and components, resulting in a reliable assessment of quality, structure and properties. This is critical in many industries, especially in sectors such as aerospace, automotive, electronics, medical and more.
The quality control requirements of inspection service providers and materials laboratories vary widely and can be roughly divided into three categories:
Providers who process lower volumes require manual systems for small batch or single test inspection. Here, the ECO H-Series is the perfect system family for smaller components. Medium volume inspection needs require more automation of 2D inspection, CNC systems and batch loading. Automated data processing becomes more important.
In the case of extremely high volumes, for example in series testing in the automotive sector, high-performance inline systems with automatic evaluation are required. In this way, the shortest cycle times can be achieved.
Another application is high-precision computer tomography for metrological or forensic applications. These measuring machines must be housed in an air-conditioned measuring room.
Choosing the right system can be complex, and a good decision must weigh many parameters such as size, speed, cost, etc. Contact our product specialists for further advice
VCxray as your partner in inspection services
In addition to manufacturing X-ray and CT systems, VCxray also offers a comprehensive range of inspection services at several locations. In Stockelsdorf, Sinsheim, Hattingen and Pune, our customers can access a broad portfolio of systems.