With a 10,000 sqft R&D laboratory and full-time R&D staff, LEADFRP can perform most testing procedures, material qualifications and quality experiments. These resources provide LEADFRP, its customers and suppliers technical expertise that is unmatched in the composite industry. The following is a summary of LEADFRP’s technical capabilities.
LEADFRP’s materials testing laboratory features extensive facilities providing a wide variety of services. Performing services such as failure analysis, material evaluation and development, and mechanical testing, the materials testing lab also functions as a support laboratory for various other services offered by LEADFRP.

Mechanical Properties

  • Tensile and compression (up to 400,000 lbs)
  • Impact energy
  • Fracture toughness
  • Fatigue crack growth rate
  • Shear
  • Bend (cantilever, three point, etc.)
  • Spring constant testing
  • Hardness and microhardness

Materials Testing & Analysis

  • Fatigue
  • Corrosion
  • Creep
  • Cavitation erosion
  • Overload (torsion, tension, bending, etc.)
  • Defects

Other Capabilities Include:

  • Welding engineering
  • Sample preparation
  • Scanning electron microscopy
  • Energy dispersive spectroscopy
  • Optical microscopy
  • Friction testing
  • Instrument calibration
  • Reverse engineering