SGS MSi testing is a full-service metallurgical testing laboratory specializing in failure analysis investigations. We have been providing materials testing services to the industry for over 25 years. All our tests are performed to required specifications, and carry A2LA and ISO 17025 accreditations. SGS MSi testing routine services include engineering consultation, chemical analysis, mechanical testing, metallographic examination and a full machine shop capable of CNC milling and cutting samples up to 25" in diameter.

Failure Analysis


SGS MSi is one of the largest metallurgical labs providing Failure Analysis Investigations in the United States. We are the leader in creating "user friendly" metal failure analysis reports specifically tailored for each customer. Our team of eight metallurgical engineers works together with our technical staff to answer the questions you have regarding your materials.


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Metallurgical Testing


Our full range of metallurgical services provides the capability to observe all microstructure and macrostructure details. These capabilities include ASTM E45 micro-cleanliness. ASTM E112 grain size exams and ASTM E381 macro-examination. We employ the use of a Clemex Image Software system that provides superior field optics for photographic documentation of microstructure details.

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Chemical Analysis


SGS MSi has a complete metal chemical analysis laboratory that includes both optical emission spectrometry (OES) for solid samples, inductively coupled plasma (ICP) wet chemical testing for chips and shavings and all LECO gas analyses for Oxygen, Hydrogen, Nitrogen, Carbon and Sulfur. We have over 30 years experience performing chemical analysis of metal alloys.

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Mechanical Testing


Our clients expect a mechanical testing lab that meets all their needs. We constantly add new test equipment and capabilities in order to be a "one stop shop" for our clients. Capabilities include ASTM E8 Tensile Testing, ASTM E23 Charpy Impact Testing and ASTM E18 for Hardness Testing. Our customers come to SGS MSi for all of their mechanical testing capabilities under one roof.

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