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Fatigue testing - laboratory capabilities

Our globally positioned experts specialise in strain and load controlled fatigue testing at low and high frequencies, crack propagation and fracture toughness of airframe and aircraft engine components and material.

Our facilities also offer a comprehensive suite of tests for the fatigue testing of non-metallic composite materials to the aerospace, automotive and power generation sectors.

We hold Nadcap Metallic, Nadcap Non-metallic, COFRAC ISO 17025 and ISO 9001-2008 accreditation. In addition we have customer-specific approvals from Airbus, Group Safran, GE Aviation, MTU and Bombardier.

Fatigue testing and fracture testing

Fatigue testing (either High Cycle Fatigue or Low Cycle Fatigue) is carried out using servo-hydraulic machines. Tests can be conducted either force controlled, strain controlled or displacement controlled. Fracture toughness is an attempt to assess the effect of a notch on the basic strength of a material under a steadily increased load. Our experts are able to undertake a wide range of tests using differing geometries (K1c, J1c, Jc, R curve, crack propagation).

Static testing

A range of static testing, including tensile, compression, shearing, peeling and bending, can be carried out by Exova on both metallic and composite materials.

Metallographic and metallurgical capabilities

Our specialists perform a wide range of metallographic inspections, including microscopic, macroscopic and SEM failure analysis.

Machining capabilities

  • Cutting of forgings or foundry parts
  • Tensile fatigue test specimens (straight or notched, cylindrical or flat), LCF etc.
  • Grinding and polishing of cylindrical test specimens
  • Grinding of flat test specimens
  • Machining of specific tools for mechanical tests at room temperature or at high temperatures (all types of fixtures, V-notch, flat, and/or jaws, grips for CT specimens, 3 and 4 point flexure bench) and various parts (turning, drilling, boring, etc.)
  • Special steels, high resistance steel (UTS<2000MPa), stainless steel, cast iron, aluminum, copper, nickel (Inconel), titanium alloys, plastic and composite materials
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Toulouse - Centre of Excellence

“Exova has partnered Airbus for over 25 years and I welcome this significant investment that will support our continued advancement of materials application, engineering and production processes” – Charles Champion

Exova's flagship fatigue testing laboratory at the heart of the Aerospace Cluster in Toulouse offers unrivalled materials fatigue testing capability to the European aerospace sector. Supporting both manufacturing primes and leading supply chain customers, the site is a key part of our aerospace testing business, which has 15 Nadcap approved facilities – more than any other testing provider – in locations including the Czech Republic, UK, USA and Sweden.

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2395 Speakman Dr.,
Mississauga, ON L5K 1B3

Contact: Larissa Hillar - Operations Manager
Tel: +1 905 822 4111

Fax: +1 905 823 1446

Email: americas@exova.com

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3883 East Eagle Drive,
Anaheim, CA 92807

Contact: Mark Kokosinski - General Manager
Tel: +1 714 630 3003

Fax: +1 714 630 4443

Email: americas@exova.com

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100 Business Center Drive,
Pittsburgh, PA 15205

Contact: Bobby Archibald - Vice President
Tel: 412-788-1263

Fax: 412-788-1283

Email: americas@exova.com

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1920 Concept Drive,
Warren, MI 48091

Contact: Gerald Curtis - Operations Director
Tel: +1 586 501 1800

Fax: +1 586 501 1801

Email: americas@exova.com

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No. 18 Jalan Mega 1/5, Taman Prindustrian Nusa Cemerlang,
Johor Bahru 79200

Contact: Sherly Wijaya - Senior Lab Manager
Tel: +607 509 6822

Fax: +607-509 9835

Email: admaterials.lab@exova.com

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Admaterials Technologies Pte Ltd, 58 Sungei Kadut Loop,
Singapore 729501

Contact: Jinping Lu - Managing Director
Tel: (65) 6362 9066

Fax: (65) 6362 2080

Email: admaterials.lab@exova.com

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Podnikatelska 39,
Plzen 301 00

Contact: Jiri Fidransky - General Manager
Tel: +420 378 023 888

Fax: +420 378 023 880

Email: europe@exova.com

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3 avenue André Marie Ampère, Colomiers,
Toulouse 31770

Contact: Paul Fournet - General Manager
Tel: +33 05 61 78 55 44

Fax: +33 05 61 78 08 40

Email: europe@exova.com

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17 Avenue Didier Daurat, Immeuble THALES, Blagnac,
Toulouse 31700

Contact: Julien Corato - Business Manager
Tel: +33 (05) 34 39 93 93

Email: europe@exova.com

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No. 1 Festival Units, The Showground Business Park,
Bridgwater, Somerset, TA6 6LS

Contact: Mark Eldridge - General Manager
Tel: +44 (0)1278 456 888

Fax: +44 (0)1278 453 123

Email: europe@exova.com

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8 - 14 High March, High March Industrial Estate,
Daventry, Northamptonshire, NN11 4HB

Contact: Lee Best - General Manager
Tel: +44 1327 702964

Fax: +44 1327 871119

Email: europe@exova.com

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Unit 6/7, The Furlong, Berry Hill Industrial Estate,
Droitwich, Worcestershire, WR9 9AH

Contact: Jonathan Pugh - General Manager
Tel: +44 (0) 1905 774 861

Fax: +44 (0)1905 776598

Email: europe@exova.com

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Crosslands House White Cross, South Road,
Lancaster, LA1 4XQ

Contact: David Boscoe - General Manager
Tel: +44 (0)1524 841 070

Fax: +44 (0)1524 62983

Email: europe@exova.com

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Kapitein Nemostraat 12,
Emmen, AC 7821

Contact: Albert Bhoera - Laboratory Manager
Tel: +31 (0) 591 618555

Fax: +31 (0) 591 642947

Email: emmen@exova.com

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ASJ-vägen 7, Box 1340,
Linköping SE-58113

Contact: Ulrika Conte - Operations Manager
Tel: +46 (0)13 16 90 00

Email: sweden@exova.com

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