THE UTMOST RELIABILITY FOR THE TESTING, ANALYSIS AND CERTIFICATIONS
OF MATERIALS AND PRODUCTS.

At Steel Laboratorio Metallurgico (Materials Testing Laboratory), qualified expert professionals perform mechanical, chemical, metallographic and failure analysis tests, using state-of-the-art tools. The laboratory also carries out all the activities required for the characterization of materials and products, operating in compliance with the standard ISO/IEC 17025 (*) for the accreditation of testing laboratories. The laboratory, used by the companies in the Group and by external companies, also provides its assistance and expertise for the control and improvement of heat treatment processes performed by Steel Group.

One of the most recently acquired tools is a new spectrometer for chemical analysis, which can also detect the presence of nitrogen, an alloying element used increasingly in latest-generation steel.

2.779
hardness tests performed per year

1.081
metallographic tests performed per year

724
samples analysed per year

Steel Laboratorio Metallurgico provides the following services:

  • Chemical analysis
  • Failure analysis
  • Vickers hardness test
  • Brinell hardness test
  • Rockwell hardness test
  • Measurement of the thickness of hardened surface layers
  • Measurement of surface decarburization
  • Resilience test
  • Impact bending test
  • Microscopic examination of ferrous materials
  • Assessment of non-metallic inclusions
  • Determination of ferritic or austenitic grain size

(*) The laboratory has been accredited, under no. 0093, in compliance with the standard ISO/IEC 17025. For a list of accredited tests, please consult the ACCREDIA website.

OTHER LABORATORY TESTS PERFORMED