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Metallurgical Services

R-TECH Materials is a leading provider of world-class materials expertise. We exist to service our clients with the accurate information, quality service and in-depth knowledge they need, to stay at the forefront of their industries, where materials matter most. We offer metallurgical services to characterise a materials’ properties and proved expert interpretations of any test results.

Modern manufacturing techniques and the advent of Industry 4.0 has seen the realisation of increasingly complex engineering designs utilising both established and newly developed materials. As such, the verification of material properties in order to validate a design has never been of more importance. The key to successfully adopting and verifying new or existing production techniques is to undertake a robust testing regime which is overseen by experienced materials engineers and metallurgists.

R-TECH Materials can offer a wide range of metallurgical services in order to characterise a material’s properties. Understanding and refining a metals microstructure is the key to obtaining the optimum mechanical performance. Our skilled metallurgists and materials engineers have a depth of knowledge in a wide range of materials and material processing, meaning that they are well placed to provide expert interpretation of any test results.


R-TECH Materials can apply their expertise to support a wide range of metallurgical assessments including:

  • Carburisation depth
  • Casting evaluation
  • Case hardening depth
  • Intergranular corrosion assessments
  • Metallographic assessment
  • Prior austenite grain size
  • Phase segregation and identification
  • Porosity measurements
  • Delta Ferrite counts
  • Coating evaluations
  • Corrosion testing
  • Inclusion content
  • Plating thickness
  • Hardness testing
  • Micro-hardness testing
  • Fractography
  • Grain size measurement and distribution
  • Phase Analysis
  • Image Analysis
  • Chemical Analysis
  • Scanning Electron Microscopy
  • Optical Microscopy
  • Energy Dispersive Spectroscopy
  • Optical Emission Spectroscopy
  • X-Ray Diffraction
  • Carbon & Sulphur Combustion Analysis
  • Nitrogen Combustion Analysis
  • Culturing of Micro-Organisms
  • Residual Stress Measurements

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