Non-Destructive Testing & Inspection

What is Non-Destructive Testing (NDT)?

Non-destructive testing (NDT) refers to testing methods for materials, components, and commercial products that reveal flaws without compromising the integrity of the tested object. Non-destructive testing uses specialized techniques to safely examine the materials and parts, revealing hidden defects that are otherwise undetectable. NDT is widely used across industrial and commercial companies to save time and money by eliminating faulty or compromised parts before they go through further processing.

At American Metal Testing, we are a NADCAP-accredited testing lab dedicated to providing our customers with industry-leading NDT services. Our NDT inspection processes ensure thorough testing quality without altering the integrity or usefulness of tested components. With AMT, you can enhance safety and reduce product waste while ensuring your materials and components are carefully tested for optimal performance.

What Are the Non-Destructive Testing Methods?

Non-destructive testing provides highly accurate, repeatable results and allows multiple tests to correlate those results. At American Metal Testing, we offer a range of testing methods and inspection services, including:

  • Magnetic Particle Testing - This NDT process detects surface and slightly subsurface discontinuities in ferromagnetic materials such as iron, nickel, cobalt, and other alloys.
  • Radiographic Film Testing - This NDT method uses X-rays to inspect the component internally for shrink, cracks, inclusions, and much more.
  • Fluorescent Penetrant Testing - This NDT procedure is suited for testing components that require a surface free from cracks, inclusions, porosity, or other surface flaws that are too small to be found during visual inspections. We use a level-3 high-sensitivity penetrant.

What are the Benefits of Non-Destructive Testing?

Non-Destructive Testing provides several essential advantages for commercial and industrial companies across a wide range of applications. Benefits of utilizing American Metal Testing's NDT services include:

  • Improved Quality & Reduced Costs: NDT identifies defects in components and materials before use in commercial applications, saving costs on future maintenance due to failed parts.
  • Enhanced Safety: By identifying potential failure points, non-destructive testing helps ensure equipment safety, protecting users and machinery that utilize the tested components.
  • Preserves Component Integrity: Unlike some testing methods, NDT does not harm the tested component in any way. With NDT inspection, you can ensure your components are defect-free without compromising the part's integrity.

Industrial & Commercial Applications for Non-Destructive Evaluation & Testing

At AMT, our non-destructive testing capabilities allow us to work with materials, components, and parts for industrial applications within most industrial sectors. Our testing is carried out by NADCAP-accredited experts who can meet your exact specifications and guidelines. Industries and commercial environments that rely on NDT include:

  • Aerospace: NDT ensures aircraft safety by inspecting composite materials in wings, fuselages, and landing gear for hidden defects.
  • Automotive: NDT contributes to vehicle safety by inspecting parts for defects and fatigue cracks.
  • OEMs/Manufacturing: Parts and equipment used in manufacturing assemblies can be tested to ensure the integrity of each component.
  • Oil & Gas: Components are tested to safeguard against cracks, corrosion, and potential leak points.
  • Power Generation: NDT can inspect components and welds for potential issues.

NDT Services for Metal Castings, Machine Parts, & Other Industrial Components & Materials

Machine downtime can disrupt production schedules and result in massive costs. Failure in even the most minor components can have catastrophic results. Non-destructive testing helps avoid these issues by identifying hidden defects and potential failure points in machine parts, metal castings, and other components before they cause problems. By completing your NDT process with American Metal Testing, you can have peace of mind knowing your machines have been examined for optimal performance.

Choose American Metal Testing for Your Non-Destructive Inspection Services

At American Metal Testing, we comply with ASTM standards. We are NADCAP accredited for fluorescent penetrant inspection, magnetic particle inspection, and radiographic film inspection. We work with you to determine your standards and NDT process, ensuring your parts or materials meet all necessary requirements. When you get your non-destructive testing services from AMT, you can count on:

  • Expert NDT inspection services that guarantee precise and thorough assessments of materials & components
  • Range of NDT services designed to address the diverse needs of commercial & industrial companies
  • Quick and efficient services, providing you with minimal turnaround time on NDT inspections without compromising quality
  • Competitive pricing options for all our premium NDT services

Contact Us for Industry-Leading Non-Destructive Metal Testing & Examination

Contact us online today to learn more about our non-destructive testing and inspection processes. You can also call (219)324-2381 with any questions about our NDT services, and our helpful staff will assist you. American Metal Testing is your source for top-quality non-destructive testing services for industrial materials and components.