Laboratory tests and analyses for the automobile industry

Your needs : to design and manufacture reliable and efficient automobile equipment

As steel producers, smelters, plastic producers, manufacturers, tier 1 suppliers or subcontractors for the automobile industry you are confronted on a daily basis with the stringent specifications for the quality and reliability of the materials used in automobile assemblies.

In an industry undergoing significant change and facing major strategic challenges (ecology, passenger safety, competition, etc.) you are looking to :

  • Inspect your raw materials
  • Develop new, more robust, and more efficient materials
  • Optimize your manufacturing and machining processes
  • Improve the effectiveness of surface treatments
  • Examine the performance and the lifespan of your materials

Our solution : to assist automobile industrialists in analyzing and improving their materials

FILAB is an independent laboratory located in Dijon, France, with an analytical fleet spread over 2100m² and has extensive experience in assisting projects for the automobile industry.

FILAB offers its analytical expertise and R&D counselling for the following services : 

ANALYSIS

  • Custom chemical analyses : fluids, additives, impurities, heavy metals…

  • Metallic alloy inspection

  • Surface treatment analysis and surface treatment baths

  • REACH analyses

  • Material characterization : polymers, metallic alloys, composite materials, glass, ceramics…

  • Surface analysis and coating thickness measurements

  • Determination of residual solvents and VOC using GC-MS

EXPERTISE

  • Expert chemical analysis

  • Deformulation services

  • Failure analysis : fissures, particular contamination, adhesive problems, corrosion, metallographic inspection, weld analysis…

  • Assistance in optimizing the manufacturing process

  • Compatibility studies between certain materials and fluids

  • Laboratory audit and analytical training

R&D

  • Creation, validation and transfer of analytical procedures

  • R&D assistance (Literature reviews, project management, choice of raw materials…)

  • Research into substitutions for substances

  • Developing a new formula or a new substance

OUR FACILITIES

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

  • Thermal analyses : ATG, DSC

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

  • Mineral analyses : ICP, XRD, IC

  • Metallurgic analyses : ICP, SEM-FEG EDX, SEO

  • Surface analysis : SEM-FEG EDX, PES, ToF-SIMS

The positive aspects of FILAB

  • A highly qualified team

  • Responsiveness in responding to and processing requests

  • A COFRAC ISO 17025 accredited laboratory

  • (Litters available on www.cofrac.com - Accreditation number: 1-1793)

  • A complete analytical park of 2100m²

  • Tailor-made support

  • A SAFRAN approval