Technical Capabilities that can be used for Solving your Problems

M.E. Williams has available the following technical capacities:

Chemical Analysis
  • Qualitative and quantitative mass spectrograph/gas chromatography for gasses and liquids.
  • Plastics, rubbers, and hydrocarbons in gas, liquid, or solid state.
  • Products of corrosion.
  • Residues and particles from sumps and filters.
  • Standard and special analysis of engine fluids (oil, antifreeze, etc.).
  • Standard and trace element analysis for commercial metals and alloys.

Surface Evaluations
  • EDS for determining compositions to 40 microns below the surface. Both qualitative and quantitative analyses are provided.
  • Scanning Electron Microscope surface imaging from 20X to 35,000X for identifying failure modes, nature of surface defects, and size distribution of particles

Metallographic Examinations
  • Material identification, including many alloy systems.
  • Phase relationships: metals, non-metals, and tooling materials. Both qualitative and quantitative analyses are provided.
  • Evaluation and recommendation of heat treatments and types of heat treating.
  • Determination of cleanliness of steels and other alloys.
  • Grain size distributions.
  • Determination of material defects.

Fracture Mechanics
  • Estimation of stress and strains involved in fracturing of metals and non-metals.

Other Capabilities useful in solving your problems
  • Photographic capabilities: technical digital and film photograph including microphotography.
  • SEM 20X to 35,000X.
  • Optical microscope 25X to 1500X, digital color imaging.
  • Micro-hardness testing.
  • Electronic Image Analysis.
  • Non-destructive testing: x-ray, magnetic particle inspection, penetrant inspection, and ultra-sonic inspection.

We've relied on M.E. Williams' services for more than 8 years, and are highly satisfied customers. They've helped us with materials analysis, failure analysis, and helped us establish internal quality testing and control systems. M.E. Williams takes a "real life" approach, maximizing the value for the customer.
Jodi Boldenow, General Manager, Industrial Spring Company

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