Access to the experts, services and resources you need for quality certified product.


Backed by our Partners, NAF has the following in-house capabilities in multiple locations:

  • Chemical Analysis and Metallurgical Testing including Metallography, Grain size, Microcleanliness, Macrostructure, Corrosion, Optical Emission Spectroscopy, Phase Identification and Phase Count
  • Mechanical Testing including Tensile, Dynamic tear, Hardness, Crack Tip Opening Displacement (CTOD), Fracture Toughness (KIC, JIC), Fatigue, Crack Growth, Charpy Impact (700 ft·lbf machine; -321 °F through 200+ °F), Nil-Ductility Transition Temperature (NDT)
  • Level III Nondestructive Testing:
    • Ultrasonic Inspection (UT): Contact A-Scan Testing, Phase Array
    • Magnetic Particle (MT): Wet Fluorescent, Dry Powder
    • Liquid Penetrant (PT): Water Washable Fluorescent, Visible Dye
  • Dimensional Inspection
  • Elemental Analysis using Optical Emission and X-ray Fluorescence Spectrometry


Prior to manufacturing, many decisions are made regarding material, process planning and production to ensure product performance and conformance to specifications. To validate whether the product meets spec requirements for its intended application, a variety of testing methods are employed as required. Mechanical testing, which is also known as destructive testing, is accomplished by forcing a test sample to fail by the application of various load factors. In contrast, non-destructive testing identifies surface or subsurface flaws and defects without causing harm to the part or material. Reach out to one of our NAF team members for more information.