Positive Material Identification of Metals

Chemical analysis of metal alloys is performed using an ARL 3460 vacuum Optical Emission Spectrometer (OES).  This state of the art instrument is capable of analyzing samples for carbon, sulfur, phosphorus, chromium, nickel, manganese, aluminum, silicon, magnesium, cobalt, zinc, copper, lead, niobium, titanium, molybdenum, vanadium, tin, tungsten and iron. 

This system is capable of testing several base alloys.

  • Carbon Steel Alloys
  • Stainless Steel Alloys
  • Tool Steel Alloys
  • Aluminum Alloys
  • Cast Iron Alloys
  • Copper Alloys
  • Nickel Alloys and Super Alloys
  • Titanium Alloys

Metal powders, chips, wire and sub-size samples are often analyzed by preparing them with our remelt button furnace.  This procedure enables us to analyze non-standard size samples spectrographically.