Greer Steel has provided our customers with the finest analytical data possible; working as a partner with our customers to provide solutions to their metallurgical challenges and to custom engineer strip steel to fit their individual needs. For years, this service was available only to customers. Greer Steel is now making our Metallurgical Testing available to everyone.
With A2LA accreditation, Greer Steel is uniquely qualified to fulfill all of your metallurgical testing needs. When you combine dedicated, experienced, degreed metallurgists on staff, and the ability to run tests ranging from tensile strength to Olsen cup testing with quick turnaround ( we are able to process samples within 24 hours of receipt ) it is easy to understand why Greer Steel is one of the most trusted names in metallurgical testing.
Providing metallurgical expertise, using top equipment, is one of the characteristics that sets Greer Steel apart from other providers of cold rolled steel products.
Greer Steel’s MetLab is one of the most trusted names in metallurgical testing, supporting a wide range of customer testing needs. From tensile strength and Olsen-cup testing to surface texture and microstructure analysis, our highly-qualified team provides results in as little as one business day. Greer Steel’s MetLab is an A2LA / ISO 17025 accredited facility with a large range of capabilities to meet your testing needs.
Piranha Iron Worker
Used to determine the ductility of steel under simple bending strain.
New Age Hardness Tester & Wilson Hardness Tester
Used to determine the hardness of the material.
Tinius Olsen & SAETEC Tensile Machine
Used to evaluate tensile strength, yield strength, and percent elongation of the material.
Mitutoyo Surf Tester
Used for determining the roughness or surface texture of strip steel finishes.
Used to evaluate the internal structure of steels.
- Nikon Epiphot – TME
- Unimet Unitron
Used for the chemical composition of the materials.
Magnos Magnetic Tester
Used for determining the coercivity of the material.
Ball Punch Testing Machine
Used to determine the draw ability and relative grain size of the material.
Types of Tests
Bend – ASTM E290
Metallurgical tests available with the bend parallel and perpendicular to the rolling direction. (Requirements must be noted)
Hardness – ASTM E18
Test includes three readings and an average as well as a conversion to a standard scale per ASTM E140.
Tensile – ASTM E8
Metallurgical test includes tensile, yield, and elongation percentage.
Surface Finish – SAE J911
Test includes 10 random readings and an average per side. Sides must be designated for the final report and the sample must be relatively flat to be properly measured.
Grain Size – ASTM E112
We can measure the ferritic grain size only. Readings are done using the optical comparison method. Measurement direction must be noted.
Inclusion Content – ASTM E45 (Method A)
Readings are done using the optical comparison method. Measurement direction must be noted.
Decarburization – ASTM E1077/SAE J419
Readings are done optically.
Structure – Readings are done optically
Ferrous materials only at this time. The results will be whether or not the material is pearlitic, spheroidized with a percentage of spheroidization, or heat treated.
Chemistry – ASTM E415
Chemistry is performed using optical emission spectroscopy (OES). Elements reported are Al, C, Mn, P, S, Si, Ni, Cr, Cu, and Mo.
Coercitivy – ASTM A848
Measurement direction should be indicated.