Applus+ is an strategic supplier of materials testing services for the aerospace industry. We provide an end-to-end testing service, covering a wide range of materials characterization tests combined with sample manufacturing and machining capabilities.
aerospace mechanical testing


  • Tensile
  • Compression
  • Bearing
  • Shear
  • Flexural
  • Drum peel
  • High-cycle fatigue
  • Low-cycle fatigue
  • Crack propagation/crack growth
  • Creep
  • High strain rate
  • Temperatures from -196ºC to +1200ºC
sample preparation


  • Composite samples manufacturing
  • Test samples machining and preparation
  • Tabs bonding
  • Low-stress grinding and polishing
  • Samples conditioning
aerospace mechanical testing


  • Thermal analysis
  • Physical analysis
  • Rheological analysis
  • Chemical analysis
sample preparation


  • Metallographic examinations
  • Grain size
  • Hardness
  • Behavior in environmental conditions / corrosion
  • Surface treatment testing
  • Failure analysis
  • Chemical analysis (OES)
aerospace mechanical testing


  • Manual & automated NDT
  • Techniques: VT, PT, MT, UT & ET

A network of fully-accredited laboratories

Our network of materials testing laboratories in Europe and Asia are Nadcap accredited for metallic and non metallic materials testing.  Applus+ materials laboratories is also approved by the leading aircraft manufacturers and their Tier 1 suppliers. 
map of aerospace materials laboratories

ISO / IEC 17025 Accreditation

  • Composites Testing
  • Metals & Alloys Testing
  • Polymers
  • Coating

NADCAP Accreditation

  • Materials Testing Laboratory
  • Non Metallic Materials Testing
  • Non-destructive Testing

Customer Approvals

  • Airbus
  • Airbus Helicopters
  • Airbus Space & Defense
  • Embraer
  • Comac
  • Safran
  • Honeywell
  • Avic
  • Aubert&Duval
  • Areva
sample manufacturing

Customer support along the entire value chain

  • Material characterization: manufacturing & testing
  • Raw material-incoming inspection activities
  • Control process testing
  • First-part qualification and witness testing
  • Failure analysis for in-service support
  • R&D support

Digital solutions for materials testing, CAE simulation and materials data-management 

  • TestPaks®: select material models, order tests online, convert data parameters and receive CAE-ready files
  • CAETestBench®: validate your simulation against the results of laboratory-testing on standardized parts
  • Matereality®: Software and infrastructure for material data management
aero-engines materials testing

Specialist in aero-engines materials testing 

  • Fully equipped to work at high temperatures to support aero engine testing needs
  • End to end capabilities: samples extraction, machining, dimensional check and testing
  • Nadcap MTL accreditation for testing (A), (B), (KR), (O), (P), (XE), (Y) and machining (Z), (Z2)