R & D

SMS prides itself on maintaining a complete metallurgical laboratory. Some of our analysis equipment is listed below

Materials Characterization

  • Diamond Wafering Saw for precision sectioning
  • Automatic metallographic grinding and polishing set-up
  • Chemical and Electrochemical Etching
  • Optical Microscope with Image Analysis
  • Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) with EDS
  • X-Ray Diffractometer (XRD)
  • Beckman DCP Spectrometer
  • LECO Oxygen Analyser

Mechanical Testing

  • Hardness Test with RC, RB and RA capability
  • Automated microhardness with Vickers and Knoop indenters
  • Tensile Tester (adhesion, tensile strength)
  • Portable adhesion tester for ASTM 633 type test
  • Thermo-Mechanical Spallation Testing

Optical and Electrical Testing

  • Hemispherical Optical Emissivity Tester
  • Dielectric Tester
  • Four Point Probe for resistivity measurement
  • Arc Erosion Testing

Corrosion Testing

  • Corrosion test capabilities at SMS include
  • Acid Immersion and Partial Immersion Test
  • Acid Bubble Test