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Metallurgical Lab Testing & Analysis

With our own in-house, state-of-the-art powdered metallurgy lab, Atlas Pressed Metals offers advanced services to increase quality control and reduce turn-around time. Our experienced staff can conduct specimen preparation for sectioning, mounting and polishing samples.

Atlas Pressed Metals offers metallurgy lab testing while conducting microstructural evaluations with our 50x to 1000x optical microscope or our own Scanning Electron Microscope. Results help our customers evaluate the integrity of welds, joints, coating and plating, and the incidence of inclusions and combined/total carbon. Our SEM is also used in conducting failure analysis, viewing fracture surfaces, corrosion, wear, and contamination.

Our staff conducts full mechanical evaluations both during PPAP, for process control and as needed throughout the part manufacture life. Strength, density, hardness and porosity determinations are all conducted according to Metal Powder Industries Federation standards. Images and data on results are sent to our customers in a convenient, quick email.

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Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) image of a graphite flake in iron-graphite powder. Image by Atlas Pressed Metals.

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Light optical microscope (LOM) image at 500x magnification of copper infiltrated steel alloy material. Image by Atlas Pressed Metals.

Metallurgy Lab Information

General Capabilities:

Fully-staffed metallurgical lab, material testing microstructure, and chemical analysis, in-house SEM equipped

Testing Methods:

MPIFTest Methods Assurance Program certified - current 2018

Test Characteristics and Properties:

Density, micro-hardness, tensile, crush, torque, chemical, dimensional, etc.




Additional Services:

Metal powder blend inspection, microstructural testing to determine the root cause of quality concerns and life cycle analysis

Industry Focus:

Automotive, lawn and garden, appliance, meter, industrial, hand tools, hardware

Industry Standards:

MPIF, IATF 16949:2016. and ISO 9001:2015 - ANSI/ISO/ASQ Q9001-2015

contact information

Mailing Address 125 Tom Mix Dr.
P.O. Box P
DuBois, PA 15801


Fax(814) 371-4182


“We have found Atlas Pressed Metals to be a solid organization that has a genuine commitment to the success of their customers. They have provided us with a great quality product and excellent service.”

- A Satisfied Customer, Supply Chain Manager | Hardware Industry