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Additive Manufacturing is a digital 3D design manufacturing industry involving computer-aided design software to create items by depositing materials which may be in the form of a liquid, powder, or sheet and are typically plastics and other polymers, metals, or ceramics. The process of additive manufacturing provides a high degree of design freedom for product customization; even in serial production or for highly complex structures which can still be extremely lightweight and stable.
Due to these dynamics, additive manufacturing can help develop conventional production where it would originally reach its limitations. Additive manufacturing is beneficial to businesses and organizations for a multitude of applications including designs for consumer goods, education and research, functional parts, tooling components, metal castings; prototypes for tooling patterns, fits and assemblies (including silicone rubber molds); presentation models (including architectural); visual aids for engineers, medical professionals, and designers; and more. As demand increases to understand how 3D printed materials compare to traditional manufactured materials, Westmoreland Mechanical Testing & Research provides comprehensive comparison testing and research services for Additive Manufacturing and 3D printed materials including axial fatiguing, tensile, compression, shear and flexural tests and many more.
Aerospace is a manufacturing industry involving high-technology that produces aircraft, guided missiles, space vehicles, aircraft engines, propulsion units, and related parts. Some of the industry’s focus is geared toward the government, including defense and security, but also includes commercial and civil airliners, satellite and space systems, and technical operations.
As the aerospace industry advances in technology and innovation to find lighter, stronger, and more advanced materials to fulfill the multitude of aero-related materials and products, Westmoreland Mechanical Testing & Research has the expertise for any operational and commercial testing needs. As a world leader in materials testing, we have a proven track record of ensuring prestigious aerospace brands’ competitive advantage through testing solutions and research services.
The automotive industry compromises of the design, development, manufacturing, marketing and selling or motor vehicles and motorsport cars. The automotive industry is one of the world’s most important economic industries in concern of revenue. Despite economic challenges, new research and development initiatives are transforming the industry to better respond to newer opportunities with advances in technology, large consumer market, highly skilled workforce, and government incentives.
Among the industry are several associations to regulate, monitor, and research advances and resources in the automotive and motorsport industry. At Westmoreland Mechanical Testing & Research we understand being at the forefront of innovation for the automotive industry is imperative to staying ahead. We are committed to providing the latest testing and research services to solve any complex industrial, material, or mechanical need for today’s demands.
The demand for end products involving composites materials have continued to increase. With advances in materials like glass fiber and polyester resin, composite materials are responsible for a multitude of new products and existing repairs. An increase in demand for more economical, fuel and cost-efficient, high-performance parts and materials has shaped the demand for innovation in the composites and materials industry. The composites industry composes of major construction and transportation industries, providing solutions within the aerospace, automotive, construction, oil and gas, power generation sectors for lighter, stronger, adaptable materials.
Westmoreland Mechanical Testing & Research is an expert in the composites industry with advanced technologies, innovative procedures, and experience for a multitude of materials testing services. We understand the importance of knowing the integrity of every composite used in a product. We provide testing results to ensure the reliability, consistency, and performance of a multitude of composites and materials to ensure your product and service performs every time.
Fasteners manufacturing are the screws, bolts, nuts, and rivets that can be found in a vast range of applications, machines, industrial components or construction projects. Despite the ancient origins of fasteners, this industry began developing toward its current level of scale and diversity. Today, the fastener industry constitutes a multi-billion dollar segment of the economy. A large number of varied companies are centered on the main purchasers of fastener products, including the automotive, aerospace, and military sectors. As the fasteners industry continues to evolve, Westmoreland Mechanical Testing & Research provides comprehensive testing services ensuring new materials meet specification under differing conditions, environments, and loads.
The medical technology industry in the United States remains to be the largest medical device market in the world with a market share with hundreds of billions of dollars in revenue, with steady growth potential in exports. The medical technology industry is dominated in regions known for existing technology industries including microelectronics and biotechnology. Investment and capital production remains to be at the forefront of domestic medical technology, with an increase in manufacturers, research & development investment, and technology advances. The medical industry intersects with several technologies related sectors including microelectronics, telecommunications, instrumentation, biotechnology, and software development.
Collaboration has led to recent advances including neuro-stimulators, stent technologies, biomarkers, robotic assistance, and implantable electronic devices. The industry is fueled by innovation and medical diagnoses; Westmoreland Mechanical Testing & Research provides crucial testing for the medical industry, providing reliable, innovative, and adaptive testing and research for the latest technologies, devices, and apparatuses. We provide extensive and critical results for testing materials and components for medical applications. Providing these results allows our customers to have assurance for such significant testing, ensuring reliable and accurate materials for end-consumer goods and products.
The oil and gas industry has recently seen an increase in production due to developments in techniques for extracting hydrocarbons from shale, altering the oil and gas sector and domestic energy landscape. Several increases in onshore shale production, along with offshore production, has helped the industry become the top producers in oil and gas production in the world. The adoption of local-resourced oil and gas development assists in the role of the United Sates self-sufficiency in energy production, amid booming output from shale formations.
At Westmoreland Mechanical Testing & Research we understand the solutions companies in the oil and gas sectors are seeking – from coatings to pipelines, welding performance and failure analysis, we can provide you the analytical results to determine reliable, accurate results. With increasing demands in environment responsibilities, performance of assets, and production output, we can provide reliable and innovative test results mimicking real-world scenarios to keep your production and assets at peak performance. We are leaders in corrosion, coatings, failure analysis, metal and material, hardness, and environmental testing, as well as many others to ensure every project meets it expected operation and certification requirements.
Power Generation has many subsets of the energy industry with different focuses including energy efficiency, renewable fuels, fossil fuels, and more. The power generation industry is responsible for the production and supply of energy, with the United States being a large consumer. Energy companies produce energy through oil, natural gas, coal, nuclear power, renewable energy and fuels, as well as electricity, smart grid, and demand-response technologies.
The industry has a growing demand for renewable energy in all technology subsectors, including wind, solar, geothermal, hydropower, biomass, and biofuels sectors. The United States continues to be at the forefront of the energy and power generation industry with tremendous growth in energy sources. At Westmoreland Mechanical Testing & Research we understand that growing consumer demand and world class innovation, combined with competitive workforce, increased industry investment, and supply-chain capabilities, leading innovation and testing services are imperative to our customer’s competitive advantage for reliable, analytical results.
The nuclear industry in the United States continues to be a dominant energy leader in the commercial, civil, and military sectors. The United States encompasses the most nuclear reactors and has largest nuclear power capacity and generates the most nuclear power in the world. Subsectors of the civil nuclear industry is represented by companies that produce nuclear components (reactors, nuclear monitoring instruments, boilers, etc)., nuclear fuel, nuclear engineering and construction, and nuclear advisory services. The international civil nuclear marketplace is valued over hundreds of billions of dollars in exports and employs thousands of new skilled and unskilled job opportunities.
Westmoreland Mechanical Testing & Research has been involved in both the commercial and military testing for nuclear equipment. Our extensive testing and reliable results have provided high standards for our customers In the nuclear and power generation sectors. Our rigorous testing of commercial nuclear power generation and Navy nuclear provides our customers confidence in their products and services. Westmoreland Mechanical Testing & Research can tailor to a variety of nuclear applications, providing customized results.