Corrosion Testing

How Precious Metals Prevent Corrosion

Precious metals are well-known for their aesthetic appeal, but there’s so much more to them than their looks. Precious metals, which include gold, silver and platinum, are widely used in engineering and industry. While precious metals possess an attractive luster that makes them visually appealing, they also hold a great deal of utilitarian value — […]

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What Is Eddy Current Testing?

Eddy current testing is a method of non-destructive testing, or NDT, that utilizes the process of electromagnetic induction for the evaluation and measurement of conductive materials without causing damage. Eddy current testing, or ECT, is used primarily in the detection of surface and sub-surface flaws such as cracks in conductive materials like metal, and it […]

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Types of Corrosion Testing for Plated Parts and Components

Rust can wreak havoc on metal, so corrosion testing is a common practice for most companies that are heavy users of metal in their manufacturing processes. Over the years, a number of testing protocols have been developed, including cyclic corrosion testing, salt spray testing, humidity testing, Kesternich chamber testing and specialized tests that accurately mimic […]

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The Importance of Corrosion Testing

Where there’s metal, there’s usually the potential for the formation of destructive rust. Corrosion can have a devastating impact on a manufacturer’s bottom line. Every year, rust damage results in losses of billions of dollars to companies throughout the United States. Rust is also relentless — once it forms, it can spread quickly and corrode […]

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