Waterjet Boosts Fast, Precision Test Specimen Machining at Laboratory Testing Inc.

For the most reliable test specimens and faster specimen machining, Laboratory Testing Inc. purchased a Maxiem waterjet system. Customers will get quick turnaround on precision specimens from metals, plastics and other materials.

Test specimens are prepared by LTI's in-house Machine Shop for all mechanical testing performed at our Lab. The Machine Shop runs two work shifts to keep up with the volume of orders needed for testing or sold directly to customers for use in their own labs. Fast turnaround and accuracy are specimen requirements. A well-run, efficient Machine Shop equipped with the latest computer-controlled cutting and machining centers for speed and accuracy is how we get it done.

The most recent piece of equipment purchased for the Machine Shop is a Maxiem Model 1515 abrasive waterjet system with a cutting area that fits material stock up to 5 ft. by 5 ft. It provides faster, more efficient cutting of test specimens than more traditional methods, and in addition,

  • With the cold cutting process, cleaner parts are produced without heat-affected zones.
  • Samples can be cut closer to finished size than with rough-cut saws, thereby requiring less machining time.
  • The waterjet can be set up for automated cutting to run unattended.
  • Holds a tight tolerance of around .005" (depending on material thickness).
  • Work pieces can be cut from virtually any material at significantly faster speeds than traditional machines.

Machining at LTI will produce the precision specimens customers depend on to get reliable test results. Specimen machining is Nadcap accredited by the Performance Review Institute and performed to ASTM A370, ASTM E8 and ASTM E23.

LTI has the staff and equipment to quickly prepare a wide-range of test specimens such as the following:

·         Jominy          

·         Flat & Round Tensile

·         Izod Impact   

·         Charpy V-Notch Impact       

·         Dynamic Tear

·         Compact Tension     

·         Stress Corrosion       

·         Gleeble          

·         Stress Rupture          

·         Flat Fatigue

·         Rotating Beam & Low Cycle Fatigue

·         Fracture Toughness

·         Round Compression

·         Hydrogen Embrittlement

·         Face, Root, & Side Bend

·         Frequency Severity (Steel Cleanliness)

Ask Laboratory Testing about complete specimen machining capabilities for metal and polymer testing needs.

About Laboratory Testing Inc. - Laboratory Testing Inc. (LTI) is an independent, accredited testing and metrology laboratory located in Hatfield, PA (USA). The lab is accredited by PRI Nadcap and A2LA and certified to ISO/IEC 17025, which complies with ISO 9001 and ISO 13485. The lab has been in business since 1984 and specializes in metals and plastics testing, material analysis, nondestructive testing, failure analysis, calibration services, dimensional inspection, specimen machining and certified reporting of results. Chemistry services are available for metals, powdered metals, ores, ferroalloys, composites, ceramics and plastics. The company's metrology division performs dimensional inspection and NIST-traceable calibration services for dimensional, pressure, force, torque, electrical, temperature, mass and vacuum measuring instruments. On-site calibration, repairs, new instruments and replacement parts are offered. Information on LTI services and accreditations is available at sales@labtesting.com or 800-219-9095.

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Laboratory Testing Inc. is an accredited, independent testing and metrology lab located near Philadelphia, PA. Since 1984, customers have counted on Lab Testing for accurate, affordable materials testing, nondestructive testing, calibration services.

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2331 Topaz Drive
Hatfield, PA 19440