IMR KHA - Portland Adds Nadcap Approved, Low-Stress Grinding

IMR KHA - Portland has added low stress grinding after the purchase of a new Supertec G25P-50CNC grinder. This new capability expands the lab's extensive machining capabilities and offers improved sample preparation techniques to support high-end services such as fatigue and creep/stress rupture testing. IMR KHA has also received Nadcap approval on this new service.

This non-abusive type of sample preparation reduces residual stress on materials, and produces more accurate samples than conventional machining processes. Cutting is performed with a small, accurately controlled depth of cut, and is preferable for materials being tested for fatigue or creep/stress rupture.

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About IMR KHA - Portland

IMR KHA - Portland is a full-service, high-volume metals testing lab offering a superior level of customer service to clients in aerospace, medical implants and other high technology industries. Services offered include fatigue, mechanical, metallurgical and chemical analysis services.

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About IMR Test Labs

IMR is headquartered in Ithaca, NY and operates state-of-the-art laboratory facilities in NY, Louisville, KY, Portland, OR, Singapore and Suzhou, China. IMR Test Labs is a Nadcap (NY & OR), A2LA (NY, KY & OR, SUZ), SAC (SPR), Pratt & Whitney MCL (NY, OR, SPR) and GE S-400 (NY, KY, OR, SPR) approved materials testing laboratory offering a complete scope of independent analytical services for metals, polymers, composites and ceramics. IMR Test Labs is a business unit of Curtiss-Wright Surface Technologies.

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