Welcome to ASTON, the Metal Testing Experts

The experienced metallurgists, chemists and technicians at the ASTON metallurgical testing lab can help you solve your metal parts manufacturing problems. Our metal testing and other metallurgical services can save you time and money by finding and eliminating metal part and product deficiencies.

Services & Specialties

Routine Metal Testing & Analysis--
A state-of-the-art metallurgical testing lab is used for a variety of metal testing and analysis.

Failure Analysis--
The cause and prevention of equipment and component failures.

Third Party Analysis--
Independent and confidential testing activities are employed to verify or challenge existing results.

Corrosion Analysis--
ASTM and other testing methods are used for general and localized corrosion testing.

Recommendations are made for materials, processes and application modifications that reduce product failures and costs.

Heat Treating Evaluations and Troubleshooting--
A full range of services from referee routine testing of heat treated components to failure analysis, material review and equipment troubleshooting.

Expert Witnessing--
Industry experts are skilled in explaining laboratory findings and/or documenting facts in courts of law.

Testing Procedures

Metallurgical Services--
These services range from routine analysis to comprehensive failure and corrosion investigations. More

Microscopy & SEM Services -
SEM with light element EDS, research optical microscopes, high resolution digital photography and digital image analysis. More

Mechanical Testing Services -
QA/QC testing, hardness, Knoop & Vickers micro hardness testing, tensile & cycle, torque, impact and dimensional testing. More

Spectrochemical Services -
Analysis of routine carbon and low alloy steels, stainless steels, tool steels and aluminum alloys. More

Chemical Services -
Carbon and sulfur analyzer, nitrogen analyzer, atomic absorption, ICP Spectrometer, wet chemical facilities, and coating weight. More

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Aston Metallurgical Services Company, Inc.  •  200 Larkin Drive  •  Wheeling, IL 60090-6498
Toll Free: 888-ASTON10 (888-278-6610)  •  Email: Alan Stone, President  •  Fax: 847-353-8204
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