Metallurgical analysis in a laboratory

Your needs: to optimize the manufacturing process of your metallic products and analyze defects.

As steel producers, smelters, manufacturers and suppliers you are subject to important strategic challenges that require you to monitor the quality of your materials to optimize your industrial processes (costs, timeframe, wastage).

From the start of the designing process to the product being put on the market you will face multiple challenges such as:

  • Inspection of raw materials
  • Substitution of metallic alloys
  • Understanding and anticipating the behavior of materials in the environment they are used in
  • The effectiveness of surface treatments
  • Optimization of manufacturing and machining processes to reduce the risk of defects

To assist you in overcoming these challenges the support of a reliable laboratory with high added technical value will enable you to better understand the changes in the metallurgical sector and to allow your business to become more efficient.

Our solution: to assist industrialists in the metallurgy sector by analyzing their materials and processes.

Thanks to its experience and its cutting-edge analytical fleet, the FILAB laboratory has a wide range of tools specific to the metallurgical sector, enabling it to provide the following services:


  • Custom chemical analyses : purity determination

  • Metallographic analysis

  • Castability test on powders

  • REACH analyses

  • Inspection of metallic alloys : ferrous or not, stainless steel (EN 10088-1/2/3) (titanium, copper, lead, nickel, zinc, aluminum, tin, cobalt…)

  • Surface analysis and coating characterization

  • Granulometric analysis

  • Aluminum, thallium, gallium and indium analysis


  • Expert chemical analysis

  • Laboratory audit and analytical training

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

  • Deformulation services

  • Compatibility studies


  • Creation and transfer of analytical procedures

  • Developing a new formula or a new substance

  • Research into substitutions for CMR substances

  • Optimization of procedures

  • Literature reviews


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

  • Thermal analyses : TGA, DSC

  • Metallurgical analyses : ICP, SEM-FEG EDX, OES

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

  • Mineral analyses : ICP, XRD, IC

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

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

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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