Laboratory Testing, Inc. (LTI) of Hatfield, PA has been approved by Gulfstream Aerospace as a supplier of material testing services. The approval was granted on November 20, 2014 following a complete facilities survey and examination of the Quality Control/Assurance system, and will be valid for three years. The certificate of approval lists a wide-range of material testing services that Laboratory Testing will perform per industry standards for Gulfstream and the company’s suppliers, including:
• Nondestructive Testing: Magnetic particle, Liquid penetrant, Ultrasonic;
• Chemical Analysis: ICP, FTIR, Combustion/Fusion;
• Corrosion Testing: Salt spray, Intergranular corrosion;
• Mechanical Testing: Tensile, Hardness, Fracture toughness, Stress rupture, Charpy impact, Jominy, Flattening, Conductivity, Flare, Bend, Fastener testing;
• Metallurgical Testing: Micro/Macro exam, Case depth, Delta ferrite, Microhardness, Plating thickness, Depth of decarburization, Inclusion content, Grain size, Weld/Braze evaluation.
The Gulfstream certificate adds to a long list of LTI aerospace industry approvals which include Agusta Aerospace, Airbus, Bell Helicopter Textron, Boeing, Eaton Corp., GE Aviation, Hamilton Sundstrand, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, Pratt & Whitney, Rolls Royce, Sikorsky, Sterling Helicopter and more. “The Gulfstream approval reinforces LTI’s expertise and range of testing capabilities to meet the needs of aerospace manufacturers”, said Frank Peszka, Director of Quality.
Laboratory Testing Inc. recently celebrated its thirty-year anniversary. In addition to a full-range of material testing services, the Lab is a leading supplier of metrology services, including dimensional inspection and calibration.
Gulfstream Aerospace, a subsidiary of General Dynamics, is a leading manufacturer, designer and developer of elite aircraft. Since 1958, Gulfstream has produced more than 2,000 aircraft. Most recently, the company was set to manufacture the 100th G650 twin-engine business jet airplane.
About Laboratory Testing, Inc. (LTI)
Laboratory Testing, Inc. (labtesting.com) is an independent, accredited testing and metrology laboratory located in Hatfield, PA (USA). The company has been in business since 1984 and specializes in metals and plastics testing, material analysis, nondestructive testing, failure analysis, calibration services, dimensional inspection, specimen machining and certified reporting of results. The lab is accredited by PRI/Nadcap and A2LA and certified to ISO/IEC 17025, which complies with ISO 9001 and ISO 13485. Testing services include mechanical testing, chemical analysis, metallurgical testing, corrosion analysis and nondestructive testing such as ultrasonic testing, magnetic particle inspection, liquid penetrant inspection, X-ray inspection, visual inspection and hydrostatic pressure testing. Chemistry services are available for metals, powdered metals, ores, ferroalloys, composites, ceramics and plastics. The company’s metrology division performs dimensional inspection and dimensional, pressure, force, torque, electrical, temperature, mass and vacuum calibration services traceable to NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology). Field calibration, repairs, new instruments and replacement parts are provided.