Applus+ Laboratories operates a specialised materials-testing laboratory in Shanghai, China.
The laboratory holds ISO / IEC 17025 and Nadcap accreditations for both metallic and non-metallic materials, and our services are recognised by the main aerospace manufacturers operating in China. In addition, our laboratories in Shanghai also work with some of the major automotive manufacturers in the sector.
Our experts carry out testing services to characterise new materials and perform quality control during the manufacturing process. Our laboratory in China specialises in fatigue and creep tests, and we have extensive experience in testing advanced composite materials.
A GLOBAL NETWORK OF MATERIALS TEST LABORATORIES
The Shanghai laboratory is part of the Applus+ Group, which has a network of materials laboratories in Europe, China and the United States. Thanks to our expertise in materials technology we can play a role in the whole product life cycle, including the development, manufacturing and in-service phases. We work with wide-ranging industries including aerospace, automotive, rail, maritime, 3D printing, oil and gas, construction, machinery and electrical and electronic products. We are experts in testing a multitude of materials, including the following:
We specialise in high-complexity tests (R curve, G1c, crack growth, high load coupons testing, etc.) for materials characterisation requiring high levels of technical know-how in terms of both executing the tests and interpreting the results.
NADCAP ACCREDITATION AND CLIENT APPROVALS FOR TESTING OF AEROSPACE MATERIALS
Our materials laboratories have also been accredited by Nadcap and approved by the primary aerospace manufacturers. These recognitions mean that we can work directly for these manufacturers as well as for their suppliers.
Accredited by Nadcap for the testing of metallic and non-metallic materials, non-destructive testing, panel manufacture, sample manufacture and sample machining
Recognised by the Airbus group
Recognised by Safran
Recognised by Honeywell
Recognised by Comac
Recognised byACAE & AVIC
Recognised by Embraer
MATERIALS TESTING CAPABILITIES
Our testing capabilities include:
Manufacture and preparation of test samples
Static and dynamic mechanical tests (at temperatures ranging from -196º to +1200ºC)
Detailed case studies (manufacture, installation, certification, operation, maintenance, repair, etc.)
Analysis of samples and reproduction of failures in controlled laboratory conditions
FROM COUPONS TO LARGE COMPONENTS
Applus+ Laboratories boasts a network of structural testing laboratories for testing the real behaviour of materials at a range of levels: from the materials characterisation of small test samples or coupons through to the mechanical testing of large components and subcomponents with a view to assessing their structural resistance.