Metallurgical Tests

Smithers laboratories perform mettalurgical tests on wheels of various sizes from recreation vehicles wheels, passenger and light truck wheels, commercial, AG and OTR wheels.

Smithers can run metallurgical analysis of steel and aluminum wheels and other components to ensure material properties meet industry standards.  Analyses areas include:

  • mettalurgical wheel testingTensile measurements in rim and disk
  • Hardness measurements at the surface and at the midline (Brinell, Rockwell B and C)
  • Material chemistry
  • Macro-structure (grain orientation analysis)
  • Micro-structure (particle dispersion)
  • Crack initiation location

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