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ATTAR provides a wide range of analysis and testing services

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Analysis & Testing Services

Using advanced techniques and test equipment, ATTAR is equipped to identify material compositions and verify material properties of metals, polymers, composites and ceramics. ATTAR is also equipped to conduct product testing, either to relevant Australian and international Standards or for comparative purposes.

Our Services

Microscopy services

Low and high magnification imaging, identification of wear mechanisms, corrosion mechanisms, surface damage, coatings, weld macros.

 Metallurgical services

Identification of microstructural phases, grain size, precipitates, defects, porosity, coating thickness.


Determination of failure mode, and fracture surface features.

Chemical analysis

Determination of chemical composition of metals and polymers, identification of foreign particulates and contamination, compositional mapping.

Thermal analysis

Determination of polymer melting point, glass transition temperature, degree of crystallinity, degree of cure, polymer purity, oxidation resistance and melt flow index.

Mechanical properties

Determination of material stress – strain relationship, yield stress, tensile strength, elongation after fracture, breaking load, flexural strength, compressive strength, bending stiffness and weld acceptance.

Hardness Testing

Determination of material hardness across the Brinell, Rockwell, Vickers, Micro-Vickers and Shore hardness scales.

Adhesive Pull Off Testing

Determination of adhesion strength of adhesives and coatings.

Taber Abrasive Wear Testing

Determination of wear index of fabrics and coatings.

Weld Testing and Qualification

Examination, procedure and specification development, welder qualification assessments.


How We Help

Demonstrate compliance

ATTAR can help you identify the most relevant regulations and standards for your product and conduct testing to demonstrate compliance.

Identify foreign materials

ATTAR can help you identify contamination found within your product and it is likely origin.

Verify quality

ATTAR can help you verify your supplier’s quality using a suite of materials and mechanical tests to ensure they are supplying what they say they are.     


Why Choose ATTAR?

  • Independent advice
  • Decades of experience
  • Rapid response and turnaround
  • Skilled and highly qualified technical personnel