TUBACEX EXTENDS ITS R&D and Innovation Laboratory service range
TUBACEX Group R&D&I laboratory extends its technology service offer provided to Group companies as well as other end users in the field of material characterization. The Laboratory is now capable of contributing to solving problems related to material behavior through a technical capacity analysis.
The recent accreditation obtained according to ISO/IEC 17025:2005 international standard, which also encompasses ISO 9001 quality management system standard, endorses the technical competence of the laboratory and its experts.
High qualification, vast laboratory knowledge and experience, all make the forecast of mechanical behavior and corrosion resistance of metallic materials during service possible, through micro-structural characterization of those metallic materials. Therefore, micro-structural scale analysis of materials becomes a very valuable tool, which along with sophisticated thermodynamic calculation software, enables the design of new production processes, thermal treatments suitable for the mechanical properties desired and/or new chemical compositions for new alloy development.
As a whole, the set of services on offer provides a response to customers' needs in terms of material behavior analysis in projects to develop new solutions created to meet very specific customers' needs, industrialization or improved materials to optimize product behavior.
A major pillar in the development of new solutions
In particular, TUBACEX R&D&I laboratory covers two major work areas: micro-structural analysis through Light Microscopy and Field Emission Scanning Electron Microscopy (FESEM); and micro/macro hardness mechanical testing. These capabilities enable us to provide additional value to studies in different fields, such as:
Thanks to all the foregoing, TUBACEX Group R&D&I laboratory is boosting the Group metallurgical knowledge by applying state-of-the-art technology to material characterization at the service of their customers.