Quality Control

Unicast prides itself on its rigorous quality control procedures, which include:

  • Partner foundry reports (sample test, heat curve, alloy certification)
  • Materials Characterization (foundry chemical reports, Alloys and Metals Handheld XRF Analyzer, Scanning Electron microscopy, X-Ray Energy Dispersive Spectroscopy (X-EDS), Optical microscopy and X-Ray Diffraction Analysis (XRD)).
  • Mechanical testing (Brinell and Rockwell hardness tests, Instron and MTS tensile, compressive, and fatigue tests)
  • Non-destructive testing (visual inspection, ultrasonic testing, magnetic particle testing, dye penetrant testing, X-ray radiography)
  • Destructive testing (bandsaw machines, water jet cutting, CNC machines)
  • Dimensional inspection
  • Charpy impact tester
  • Brinell hardness tester
  • Vickers indentation hardness tester
  • Low magnification optical microscope
  • High magnification optical microscope for analyzing microstructures
Charpy Impact Tester

Charpy Impact Tester

Brinell Hardness Tester

Brinell Hardness Tester

Low Magnification Optical Microscope

Low Magnification Optical Microscope

Vickers Indentation Hardness Tester

Vickers Indentation Hardness Tester

In order to continue developing premium quality products for our clients, Unicast is collaborating with Dr. Lukas Bichler from the University of British Columbia’s (UBC) School of Engineering. Dr. Bichler’s research focuses on developing materials with enhanced mechanical properties and high temperature wear resistance.

Through this partnership, Unicast benefits from UBC’s cutting-edge lab equipment. This includes:

  • Charpy impact tester
  • Brinell hardness tester
  • Vickers indentation hardness tester
  • High magnification optical microscope
  • Low magnification optical microscope for analyzing micro structures