Laboratory Testing Inc. (LTI), Hatfield, Pennsylvania, USA, has invested over $3 million to install sixteen new fatigue testing frames at its facility, bringing the total it now has in the lab to fifty-two. This expansion aims to meet the increasing demand it is witnessing for comprehensive materials testing services, particularly in the aerospace, space, defence and Additive Manufacturing sectors.
Fatigue testing is a critical method for assessing material performance under various conditions, ensuring the reliability and durability of components in mission-critical projects. LTI’s enhanced capabilities will enable engineers and technicians to conduct strain-controlled fatigue testing across a spectrum of temperatures.
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Brandon McVaugh, LTI President, shared, “We are thrilled to enhance our support for clients in the aerospace, space, defence, and Additive Manufacturing sectors through the expansion of our fatigue testing lab. This investment underscores our commitment to providing high-quality, advanced testing solutions to meet the evolving needs of our mission critical customers. As the industry experiences an upturn in the coming years, LTI will continue to lead by developing capacity, investing in expanding technologies, and furthering our capabilities to support the progression of the industry.”
LTI offers a range of complex testing procedures, including metal powder characterisation, non-destructive testing, crack propagation, high cycle fatigue, and low cycle fatigue testing.