Testing and quality assurance

Testing is a key part of the quality assurance process for our foundries. We offer a range of testing options to suit our customers’ needs.

Our testing capabilities

Chemical analysis Melt analysis of the steel chemical composition is conducted on fully-calibrated optical emission spectrometers which can analyse more than 30 chemical elements, including nitrogen and low atomic numbered elements.
Physical testing  We can run a series of tests for corrosion resistance, micro-structural integrity and cleanliness. 
Mechanical / destructive testing We can carry out portable hardness testing in-house and any sub-contracted tests, such as corrosion, charpy, metallographic and tensile, are performed by fully qualified UKAS accredited laboratories.
Non-destructive testing We offer the following NDT :
  • visual checks
  • liquid penetrant / dye penetrant testing
  • magnetic particle tests
  • radiographic tests and interpretation
  • ultrasonic tests
  • Positive material identification
  • Fischer ferrite evaluatiions


Testing is the final quality check as part of a whole quality cycle.

Our team

We have 14 members of the quality team who are qualified to SNT-TC-1A level 2 or PCN level 2. They’re here to carry out your tests and ensure your castings meet your requirements. Meet the quality team.

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