Metallurgical Engineering & Testing Services | Modern Group

Your browser is out of date.

You are currently using Internet Explorer 7/8/9, which is not supported by our site. For the best experience, please use one of the latest browsers.

Metallurgical Testing

Metallurgical Engineering Services

At Modern Group, our metallurgical engineering expertise is found in the quality of our products. With over 100 years of experience in forging, our team of metallurgical experts has extensive knowledge in various alloys ranging from basic steels to superalloys. Our advanced metallurgical engineering services opens the door for more reliable and safe products.

What is Metallurgical Testing?

Metallurgical testing services help predict points of failure in materials and focus on the relationship between the composition of metals to determine how they affect performance, allowing manufacturers to choose the proper metals for specific applications. Metallurgy can also point to ways of strengthening materials for better performance. Because of this, this process is essential in manufacturing and production industries. 

Modern Group has more than a century of forging experience. The extensive knowledge of our metallurgical experts extends to various alloys, including steels and superalloys. Our testing capabilities and expertise allow us to help you find and produce more reliable and safe materials and products. Modern Group can perform metallurgical analyses to ensure the strength and appropriateness of materials in specific applications.

Request A Quote

Metallurgical Testing Process

We design our metallurgical materials testing programs to include metallurgical and failure analyses of various metals and alloys.

Our metallography experts perform all metallurgical testing processes, so you will only have qualified personnel working on your samples. Our team investigates materials using stereo microscopy to perform above- and below-surface evaluations. 

We test the materials for several industries, but beyond testing, our team can provide material consultations based on years of analysis and experience.

Metallurgical Testing Capabilities

We evaluate everything from grain size to coating efficiency. Our facility and team capabilities include:

  • Digital imaging
  • Failure root cause analysis
  • Macroscopic examination
  • Macro hardness impressions
  • Sample preparation
  • Mounts
  • Cut and Etch
Contact Us

Standard Metallurgical Testing 

Our team can test for industrial standards and design custom tests for unique customer demands. We can perform some of our tests on-site, but many require our state-of-the-art labs' clean environments and specialized equipment.

Standard metallurgical analyses we can perform include:

  • Grain size analysis
  • Inclusion rating
  • Ferrite/pearlite percentage
  • Porosity
  • Phase area fraction

Failure Analysis

Among the various tests and studies we perform, failure analyses are the most sought-after tests for manufacturers. Failure tests help determine the point and cause of failure in metals and alloys.

Our metallurgical engineering services can pinpoint the exact cause or combination of reasons contributing to material failure, helping manufacturers determine a means of strengthening or the viability of a material for specific applications.

Even the smallest imperfection can have enormous consequences. That is why we offer full forging metallurgical testing and engineering services. Our metallurgical experts have the ability to determine what caused a failure, which might be a result of:

  • Improper Design
  • Extraordinary Forces
  • Environmental Factors
  • Material Flaw
  • Brittle Fracture
  • Stress Corrosion Cracking
  • Ductile Fracture
  • Fatigue
  • Hydrogen Embrittlement
  • Metal Creep



Our metallurgical engineers work closely with our products that go out into industries such as:

These industries rely on Modern Group to provide expert testing that ensures product reliability and safety.


The Modern Group Advantage

At Modern Group, our team of metallurgists and engineers closely work with you to better understand the materials needed to exceed your expectations. 

Contact us today to learn more!

Looking For More?
Contact Our Experts

Modern continually looks to expand and modernize, while remaining committed to the quality and service our customers have come to expect over our more than 100 year history.