Laboratory of analyses and expertises Metallurgy, Iron and Steel industry and Foundry

Your needs: optimize the manufacturing of your metal products and analyze the causes of failures.

Steelmakers, foundries, manufacturers and suppliers, you are subject to important strategic stakes requiring you to monitor the quality of your materials in order to optimize your industrial processes (costs, lead times, scrap rates, etc.).

From the design to the marketing of a product with metallic components, you are faced with several types of problems, concerning :

  • Control of raw materials
  • Substitution of metallic alloys
  • Understanding and anticipating the behavior of materials in their environment of use
  • The performance of surface treatments
  • Optimization of manufacturing and machining processes to reduce the risk of failure.

To help you solve these problems, the support of a reliable laboratory with high technical added value allows you to better understand the changes in the metallurgical sector, and to gain efficiency in your activity.

Our solutions: to support industrialists in the metallurgy, steel and foundry sectors in the analysis of their materials and processes

FILAB, a laboratory formed by experts in metallurgical analysis and failure characterization, offers you its analytical services, from the design to the manufacturing and implementation of a product with metallic components.

Thanks to its experience and its state-of-the-art analytical equipment, FILAB laboratory has a wide range of tools specific to the metallurgical sector, allowing it to provide the following services


  • Custom chemical analysis: determination of purity and impurities

  • Metallographic analysis and studies (metallographic examination)

  • Castability test on powders

  • REACH analysis

  • Control of metal alloys grades: ferrous and non-ferrous, stainless steels (NF EN 10088-1/2/3), titanium bases, copper, lead, nickel, zinc, aluminum, tin, cobalt ...)

  • Surface analysis and coating characterization

  • Particle size analysis

  • Analysis of aluminum, thalium, gallium and indium


  • Expertise in analytical chemistry

  • Laboratory audit and team training

  • Material/fluid compatibility study

  • Deformation

  • Study of failures: study of fracture faces, analysis of contamination or particles, adhesion problems, corrosion phenomena, metallographic examination, weld analysis...


  • Creation and transfer of analytical methods

  • Development of a new formula or a new product

  • Research of substitution of CMR products

  • Process support (process optimization)

  • Bibliographic study


  • Organic chemical analysis: GCMS, Py-GCMS, LC-MSMS, GPC, NMR, FTIR

  • Inorganic chemical analysis: ICP, XRD, CI

  • Thermal analysis: ATG, DSC

  • Elemental analysis: LECO C-S, LECO O-N, LECO H, LECO O-N-H

  • Metallurgical analysis: ICP, MEB-FEG EDX, SEO

  • Powder analysis: XRD, SEM-FEG EDX, BET

  • Surface analysis: SEM-FEG EDX, XPS, TOF-SIMS


  • Analyses métallurgiques : ICP, MEB-FEG EDX, SEO

  • Analyse élémentaire : LECO C-S, LECO O-N, LECO H, LECO O-N-H

  • Analyses thermiques : ATG, DSC

The positive aspects of FILAB

  • A highly qualified team

  • Responsiveness in responding to and processing requests

  • A complete analytical park of 2100m²

  • Tailor-made support

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