Exova, the global testing group, has signed a three-year long term agreement with The Ulven Companies to provide mechanical, chemical and metallography testing services. The new contract extends a relationship spanning more than nine years.

The agreement will see Exova deliver a programme of fatigue, creep and thermal testing of wrought aerospace-grade alloys. The work will be conducted at the company’s specialist materials testing laboratory in Portland, Oregon, USA.

The Ulven Companies is one of the world’s leading providers of metal forging and foundry services for applications in sectors including aerospace, military, oil & gas and infrastructure.  

Dan Ulven, President of the Ulven Companies, said: “We are pleased to have entered into this long term agreement with Exova. Our customers span across multiple industries, each with their unique certifications and standards. The variety of standards and custom specifications presented to us is a challenge for most companies to address. I believe that Exova is uniquely positioned to take on these certification challenges, and with this agreement in place, I know that I can count on Exova to meet our evolving testing needs.”

Rocco J. Moro, Vice President of Aerospace for Exova in the Americas, said: “This new long term agreement further underlines Exova’s reputation at the forefront of metallurgical testing. Our team in Portland draw on our global expertise to support Ulven’s advancement of specialty forgings along with the steel castings manufactured by Wolf Steel Foundry.”

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