Investment Casting Inspection and Testing

Meeting customer specifications is our number one priority. Our series of non-destructive testing and chemical spectral analysis procedures ensure that every casting meets your intended dimensional accuracies, design tolerances, and structural integrity requirements.

Fluorescent Penetrant Inspection - By applying a fluorescent dye to the finished casting, PCT can detect surface cracks, leaks, and defects that could potentially compromise structural integrity.

Radiographic Inspection (X-ray)

This inspection method bombards the casting with short wavelength electromagnetic radiation to expose surface and subsurface imperfections.

Magnetic Particle Inspection

This non-destructive testing method consists of applying a magnetic field to the part undergoing testing.

Mechanical Property Testing

PCT performs tensile, hardness, and toughness tests to measure fractures, deformities, or fatigue of any alloy type. Mechanical property testing can accurately predict the amount of stress a casting can withstand before structural failure.

Internal Borescope Inspection

Borescopes can visually inspect internal geometry that would be impossible to detect with other methods. This inspection is useful for identifying burrs, surface defects, or voids that are not immediately apparent.

Spectral Analysis

Measures the elemental composition of any low alloy, high alloy, stainless steel, tool steel, or precipitation hardening steel.

Physical Property Testing

This test is useful for determining how an alloy will react under controlled environmental variables such as temperature and humidity.

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