Where heat treatment problems require laboratory examination, the Centre co-ordinates, analyses and interprets investigations conducted using the extensive metallurgical test facilities at Aston University. Techniques such as metallography, scanning electron microscopy, microhardness measurement and energy dispersive x-ray analysis are utililised to identify materials and their structures. This enables determination of processing and service history which is very important in situations where failure analysis is required.

The Centre offers a high standard of professional reporting which can be tailored (full technical report, letter, fax, e-mail, verbal summary) to suit all requirements.

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