Non-Destructive Testing for Military & Defense

Military and defense products and applications must meet or exceed the strict guidelines and regulations set in place for overall safety and project success. American Metal Testing understands the importance of these guidelines and is committed to providing the highest caliber NDT metal testing available.

NDT Testing for Security & Equipment

Non-destructive testing (NDT) is essential to ensure quality control without damaging the integrity of the product, eliminating faulty or compromised parts before further processing. American Metal Testing detects and identifies failures early in the metal testing process, ensuring equipment reliability and security. Using NDT testing, we help ensure that military and defense equipment parts are safe and secure.

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American Metal Testing NDT Solutions & Applications

We are committed to providing high-quality NDT metal inspections at American Metal Testing. We are NADCAP accredited and ASTM compliant, which qualifies us to work with and provide complete satisfaction to many prominent aerospace manufacturers, including:

  • Boeing
  • Parker Aerospace
  • UTC Aerospace Systems

Our testing laboratory can meet any specification set by your military or defense application, and we adhere to firm protocols to ensure maximum equipment security and safety. We proudly provide NDT testing for components, parts, and materials used in military and defense applications and many other industries.

What Are NDT Inspection Processes For Mil-Spec Guidelines?

NDT inspections at American Metal Testing observe rigid criteria throughout the metal testing process, which include:

  • Surface appearance and integrity
  • Soundness of sections
  • Accuracy of dimensions
  • Noninvasive processes

American Metal Testing provides three NDT testing processes and guarantees that your products meet all required Mil-Spec guidelines.

Magnetic Particle Testing

Magnetic particle testing uses a magnetic field in and around a component to find discontinuities. It can detect surface or near-surface flaws in ferromagnetic materials such as iron, nickel, cobalt, and other alloys. If imperfections are present, the magnetic field will be disrupted, and the findings will be interpreted for further evaluation.

Fluorescent Liquid Penetrant Testing

Fluorescent liquid penetrant testing is ideal for identifying surface imperfections not found during visual inspections, which include cracks and porosity. After a component is cleaned, a high-sensitivity liquid penetrant is applied to the part. The liquid is drawn into any present flaws by capillary action, making surface flaws visually apparent. 

Radiographic Film Testing

Radiographic film testing uses X-rays to pass through components and reveal internal flaws. It applies to both metal and non-metal materials.

What Are The Advantages of Non-Destructive Inspections?

Weaknesses in machine components can lead to complete failure in aircraft, medical devices, and other parts used in military or defense equipment and projects. There is no room for error. As such, American Metal Testing NDT testing and metal inspections are necessary to guarantee your components adhere to Mil-Spec guidelines, which include:

  • MIL-STD-2175 for inspection
  • Particle requirements
  • Soundness requirements

Contact American Metal Testing For NDT Solutions Today

We strive to meet any standard your specific application requires, keeping your complete satisfaction, safety, and success at the center of everything we do. Our testing is conducted in the USA to ensure quality, integrity, and reliability in every NDT process.

Contact us today to learn how American Metal Testing can support your military and defense applications.