As a steelmaker, foundry, manufacturer, tier 1 supplier or subcontractor, you contribute on a daily basis to a French metallurgy industry that is undergoing profound changes and facing high strategic stakes. To test your raw materials, optimise your manufacturing and machining processes, to design or substitute metal alloys and materials, check your welding procedures, understand materials behaviour, improve your surface finishing processes, deal with powder metallurgy issues, find recycling solutions for your by-products and waste materials, you are looking for a reliable, independent  laboratory capable of offering high technical value added and guaranteeing total confidentiality.

FILAB is here to support you :


  • Surface characterisation (surface roughness, defects,…)
  • Ageing studies (corrosion phenomena, surface deterioration, …)
  • Defect characterisation
  • Failure analysis (fracture surfaces, adhesion problems, …)
  • Polymer deformulation
  • Validation of cleaning processes
  • Polymer characterisation
  • Training for your staff


  • Bibliographic reviews
  • R&D support and project management
  • Production process auditing and optimisation
  • Support in choosing raw materials and finding substitution materials
  • Development of customised characterisation methods

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