Automotive Materials Testing
Automotive Consulting Services:
MME’s Birmingham, Alabama facility is accredited to ISO 17025 by A2LA and provides a wide variety of metallurgical services, failure analysis capabilities, as well as automotive materials testing, research and consultation.
The facility is the result of the acquisition of Southern Research Automotive, an automotive materials testing laboratory that catered to the rapidly-growing automotive industry in Southeastern U.S. for several years.
Key clients include:
- Mercedes-Benz US International, Inc.
- Honda Manufacturing of Alabama, LLC
- ZF Lemforder
Our resources include state-of-the-art equipment, combined with over 40 years of metallurgical testing and failure analysis experience. Our laboratory can handle many materials commonly utilized by the automotive, aerospace and power generation industries, such as cast iron, carbon/stainless steels, high-temperature alloys and aluminum alloys.
Whether the need is for routine laboratory testing, professional engineering services, or a complex failure investigation that requires a multi-disciplined approach, MME Birmingham stands ready to solve your problems in a timely yet thorough manner. Capabilities at the Birmingham facility paired with our Suwanee, GA headquarters include, but are not limited to:
- Corrosion Testing and Characterization
- Weld Evaluation
- Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM)
- Energy Dispersive Spectroscopy (EDS)
- Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) Analysis
- Alloy Identification
- Coating Evaluation
- Microstructure Examination
- Mechanical Testing (tensile and compression)
- Non-Destructive Testing
- Finite Element Analysis (FEA)
- Failure Analysis
- Litigation Support
For more information, or to obtain a quote on our automotive testing service, contact our Birmingham office. You may also click here to download and print MME's Scope of Accreditation (in pdf format).
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