Valuable insights from experts in materials and manufacturing processes

Our team of skilled metallurgical experts are here to validate and document your material to assist with quality control and help you build the best possible products. Using visual and image analysis techniques, we are able to examine and verify the microstructure constituents and conditions to determine material specification compliance to a vast array of industries. Our metallurgists and materials engineers are able to leverage extensive foundry and manufacturing knowledge to provide valuable insight regarding your incoming raw material, production processes, machining practices, heat treatment, and material finishing.

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Analysis Techniques

  • Cleanliness evaluation
  • Degree of banding
  • Dendritic arm spacing
  • Depth of decarburization
  • Detrimental intermetallic phases
  • Ferrite determination
  • Grain size
  • Graphite structure evaluation
  • Heat treatment evaluation
  • Image analysis
  • Intergranular oxidation depth
  • Macroetching
  • Macrostructure
  • Microetching
  • Microindentation hardness testing
  • Microstructure
  • Plating and coating layer thickness
  • Porosity evaluation

Industry Standards

  • ANSI (American National Standards Institute)
  • ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers)
  • ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials)
    • ASTM A247
    • ASTM A561
    • ASTM A604
    • ASTM A800
    • ASTM A923
    • ASTM B487
    • ASTM E3
    • ASTM E45
    • ASTM E112
    • ASTM E340
    • ASTM E381
    • ASTM E384
    • ASTM E407
    • ASTM E562
    • ASTM E930
    • ASTM E1077
    • ASTM E1181
    • ASTM E1245
    • ASTM E1268
    • ASTM E2109
  • DIN (German Institute for Standardization)
  • EN (European Standards)
    • EN 1321
  • ISO (International Organization for Standardization)
  • JIS (Japanese Industrial Standards)
    • JIS G 0555
  • NADCA (North American Die Casting Association)
  • Norsok (Qualification of Manufacturers of Specific Materials)
    • M-650
  • PED (Pressure Equipment Directive 2014/68/EU)
  • SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers)
    • SAE J429

Other Services

Mechanical Testing

Our knowledgeable personnel can effectively measure mechanical properties through tensile, hardness, and impact testing on a wide range of materials and components quickly providing the data you need.

Chemical Analysis

Equipped with a variety of spectrographic and analytical equipment, we efficiently and accurately conduct chemical compositional analysis at competitive prices and fast turnaround times.

Weld Evaluation & Qualification

Staffed with certified welding inspectors, we ensure your welders and welding procedures meet third party, domestic, and international standards.

Failure Analysis

Leveraging years of experience and the broad industry knowledge of our material specialists and engineers, we identify factors related to failures and determine metallurgical and mechanical root causes.


Our skilled metallurgist and materials engineers are qualified to evaluate the microstructure and material condition of your product to a wide range of specifications using visual and image analysis techniques.

Salt Spray & Corrosion

Salt spray testing, including ASTM B117, for the finishing, painting, and plating industries. Corrosion testing and environmental simulations to determine durability and performance.

Specialty Testing

We’ll leverage the expertise and experience of our staff to meet your unique customized testing requirements to get the specified data you need.

Committed to Quality

At Anderson Laboratories we take pride in offering the highest quality, cost effective, timely answers to our customers’ material challenges. We are accredited to the International Organization for Standardization ISO/IEC 17025 through American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA) and our management system, quality policies and business practices follow the process model and key elements of ISO 9001:2015. You can count on us for responsive customer service and reliable, accurate test results.

To learn more about our quality processes and testing procedures, contact our qualified team today.

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Committed to Quality