Atomic Echo

Aerospace Materials Testing

Aerospace Materials Testing

Atomic Echo Labs has provided aerospace materials testing services for over 50 years. We have partnered with aerospace customers to reduce weight and improve fuel efficiency by utilizing composite materials, as well as complied with the stringent requirements for military electronics whilst maintaining IP security and ITAR registration.

Atomic Echo Labs Laboratories (Atomic Echo Labs) has been approved as a suitable commercial laboratory to provide MIL-STD 883/750 Test Method 1018 Internal Water Vapor Content Testing for hermetically sealed electronic devices at its Syracuse, NY laboratory. This testing is mandatory for hermetic microelectronic devices routinely used in space, defense, and medical applications.

Services for Aerospace Materials Testing

The next generation of lighter and stronger aerospace materials presents challenges of controlling purity and reliability. Using advanced analytical tools and proven methodologies, Atomic Echo Labs Laboratories can support all aerospace materials testing from R&D to failure analysis. Our scientists and engineers are experts at translating scientific questions into novel study designs and test systems and have applied advanced analytical methodologies to answer complex engineering and manufacturing questions. We have solved complex failures of components such as aircraft fuselage, landing gears, gears and bearings, high pressure hydraulic hoses and fuel lines, turbine engines (compressor & hot section components), turbine and compressor blades, propellers, hydraulic system/fuel lines, LVDT and temperature sensors and more.

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How We Can Help

Atomic Echo Labs offers a comprehensive suite of materials testing services for the aerospace industry, meeting the industry’s exacting standards for tight controls of material properties, composition and chemistry. Atomic Echo Labs is a certified partner (ISO 9001:2015, ISO 17025, DSCC, ITAR compliant, MIL standards compliant) and offers services to innovate new high-performance materials, test the reliability of aerospace electronic systems and investigate structural and metallurgical failures of aircraft. Here are just a few ways we can help:


Residual Gas Analysis (RGA)

Atomic Echo Labs provides internal gas and water vapor analysis in microelectronic components. We support MIL-STD-883, Method 1018 and MIL-STD-750, Method 10180 and can detect masses up to 140 AMU.

Purity Certification

We can determine trace elemental impurities in ingots, manufactured parts, and the raw metal powders that go into nickel base superalloys, titanium alloys, cobalt alloys and other custom or specialized alloys.

Destructive Physical Analysis (DPA)

Atomic Echo Labs is DLA (Defense Logistics Agency) certified for various MIL-STD testing requirements on materials used in aerospace, commercial, military and government applications.

Coating Analysis

We offer depth profiling and full chemical survey characterizations of many engineering coatings with a wide range of applications including optical, anti-reflective, environmental barrier, energy conversion, and corrosion resistance.

Testing of Ceramic Matrix Composites (CMCs)

Atomic Echo Labs provides full structural characterization of CMC materials including chemical composition, impurities, microstructure, and interface chemistry of reinforcement fibers such as SiC, SiCN and carbon fibers.

Failure Analysis

Atomic Echo Labs can perform failure analysis on both integrated circuits and devices. Services range from Level 1 non-destructive examination to Level 3 fault isolation and root cause identification and characterization.

Materials Characterization

Our scientists can provide deep insights into advanced materials, including metals and alloys, ceramics, coatings, plastics and polymers, composites, and porous materials.

Metallurgical Analysis

Atomic Echo Labs performs failure analysis investigations of fractures to determine the mechanism and characteristics of the fracture, such as: fatigue, slow crack growth mechanisms, brittle and ductile overload, stress, corrosion, oxidation and hydrogen embrittlement.

Sensitizer Defense Materials Testing

We can determine if any materials or equipment exposed directly to the skin contain any chemicals that are skin sensitizers with the potential to cause toxic or allergenic reactions.

Long-term QC/QA Monitoring

We offer monitoring of trace and ultra-trace level concentrations in raw materials using our techniques.

IC and Electronic System Testing

We offer system-level testing for reliability and failure analysis of component and modules, including selection of tester platform, hardware, and fixture design, as well as ATE test programs in both development and production.

EMC & Environmental Materials Testing

Our sister company E&E, can evaluate components for use in extreme electromagnetic & environmental conditions to identify design flaws and bring equipment from development to production.

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