Cambridge Materials Testing
Automotive parts analysis

ISO 17025 certified testing laboratory services for automotive parts analysis, materials testing services for automotive applications including routine laboratory testing, engineering services & complex failure investigation that requires a multi-disciplined approach. Our capabilities include failure analysis, corrosion testing & characterization, chemical analysis weld evaluation, microscopy, Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) analysis, alloy identification, coatings evaluation, microstructure examination, tensile & compression mechanical testing, hardness testing.

Environmental simulation analysis includes corrosion evaluation; fog testing, humidity testing, salt spray testing & temperature cycling. CMTL conducts an extensive range of automotive parts analysis according to established test methods including: ASTM, SAE, CGSB, OEM, UL & CSA. Compliance testing for a broad range of ASTM, SAE, Toyota, Honda, Nissan, Ford, GM and Chrysler Specifications are available. Textiles, paints, inks, plastics, colorants and coatings may be subjected to outdoor exposure, photo-degradation, fading and photo-chemical reactions and are tested in controlled laboratory conditions on a repeatable basis.

As part of our automotive parts analysis services, CMTL performs RoHS testing; the aim of the RoHS directive is to restrict certain dangerous substances commonly used in electronic and electronic equipment. Any RoHS compliant component is tested for the presence of Lead (Pb), Cadmium (Cd), Mercury (Hg), Hexavalent chromium (Hex-Cr), Polybrominated biphenyls (PBB), and Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE).

For Cadmium and Hexavalent chromium, there must be less than 0.01% of the substance by weight at raw homogeneous materials level. For Lead, PBB, and PBDE, there must be no more than 0.1% of the material, when calculated by weight at raw homogeneous materials.