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Metallurgy, Steelmaking and Foundry Analysis and Expertise Laboratory

As a manufacturer, you are looking for a laboratory capable of carrying out metallurgy, steelmaking or foundry analysis.

From the design to the market launch of a product with metal components, you will be faced with several types of problem, covering :

  • Control of raw materials
  • Substitution of metal alloys
  • Understanding and anticipating the behavior of materials in their environment of use
  • Performance of surface treatments
  • Optimizing 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 enables you to better understand the changes in the metallurgical sector, and to gain in efficiency in your activity.

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Nuclear
Aeronautics
Aeronautics
Spatial
Spatial
Metallurgy
Metallurgy
Powders
Powders
Steel industry
Steel industry
Foundry
Foundry
Automotive
Automotive
Suppliers
Suppliers

The FILAB laboratory supports manufacturers
in metallurgy and steel analysis

FILAB, a laboratory staffed by experts in metallurgy and steelmaking analysis and failure characterization, offers you analytical services from design to manufacturing and implementation of a product with metallic components. Backed by its experience and state-of-the-art analytical facilities, FILAB boasts a wide range of tools specific to the metallurgy sector, enabling it to provide the following services:

Analysis

Our metallurgy and steel analyses

• Metal alloy grade control
Metal alloy grade control
The FILAB laboratory analyzes the chemical composition of metal alloys, mainly using specific and ICP analyzers.
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• Surface analysis
Surface analysis
The surface of a material is crucial to its interaction and performance, and influences product reliability and strength. Knowing these properties helps to adapt manufacturing and treatment processes.
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• Metal powder analysis
Metal powder analysis
Characterization of metal powders to Ma-0015 for additive manufacturing. additive manufacturing.
• Hardness analysis
Hardness analysis
• Identification of an unknown alloy
Identification of an unknown alloy
Expertise

Our expertise in metallurgy and steelmaking

• Failure analysis
Failure analysis
The analysis of imperfections in your metal alloys enables us to determine their origins and impact. We carry out detailed failure analyses for an in-depth understanding of their nature and scope.
• Microstructure study
Microstructure study
Understanding the microstructure of materials is crucial to the development and manufacture of a new product, or to the improvement of an existing product that shows new anomalies.
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• Material/fluid compatibility study
Material/fluid compatibility study
Assessing the material compatibility between a container and its contents is essential to avoid pollution and related problems.
• Metallographic examination
Metallographic examination
Laboratory metallography is the method used to analyze the structure of a metal alloy by examining it under an optical microscope (OM) following a dedicated preparation.
• Training in analytical techniques
Training in analytical techniques
As an accredited training organization, FILAB supports your teams in learning new methods of analysis and characterization. Whatever your sector of activity, FILAB can support you in your analytical chemistry training.
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Examples of standards
applications

Referential

• Ma-0015

Standard

• ASTM E 1447 • ASTM E 2594 • ASTM E 2371

Standard

• NF EN 573-3 • NF EN 10088 • NF A 36-711

Standard

JSTD 001

Our technical resources

Organic chemical analysis

LC-ORBITRAP, GPC, RMN, IRTF

Basic analysis techniques

ICP-AES and ICP-MS

Elementary analysis

C/S, N/O, H

Powder analysis

DRX, MEB-FEG EDX, BET

Spark Spectrometry

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Surface analysis

MEB-FEG EDX, XPS, TOF-SIMS

Did you know?

FILAB has numerous customer accreditations and approvals
for the metalworking industry, including :

ISO 17025 accreditation
by COFRAC

for physico-chemical analysis of metallic materials

Approved by
SAFRAN

for metal powder analysis according to Ma-0015 criteria

Approved by
FRAMATOME

on metal alloy analysis

The filab advantages
A highly qualified team
A highly qualified team
Responsiveness in responding to and processing requests
Responsiveness in responding to and processing requests
A COFRAC ISO 17025 accredited laboratory
A COFRAC ISO 17025 accredited laboratory
(Staves available on www.cofrac.com - Accreditation number: 1-1793)
A complete analytical park of 2100m²
A complete analytical park of 2100m²
Tailor-made support
Tailor-made support
Contact us

To find out more about these services, don't hesitate
to contact our team.

Emmanuel BUIRET
Emmanuel BUIRET Technical Sales Representative
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