Metallurgical Analysis

Metallurgical Analysis, also called Metallurgical Examination, Testing or Evaluation,  can be a valuable source of information to any industry working with metals. Metallic alloys offer some of the widest varieties of composition and physical properties to modern engineers. Endlas has many techniques available to support both traditional metallurgy, and the needs for modern metallurgical applications. At Endlas, precise thermal control and high fidelity motion is driven by metallurgy, which is what sets our services apart from other service providers.

Our Capabilities:

Our team is comprised of several graduates from South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, with a wide range of expertise including but not limited to: mechanical testing, fracture and fatigue testing, metallurgical testing, chemical analysis, corrosion testing, and nondestructive evaluation. Furthermore, Dr. Dilmar Ribeiro brings 30+ years of tool and die experience with extensive background in tool steels.

Endlas possesses the ability to verify and explore the properties of manufactured parts through testing and metallurgical analysis. Our metallurgical laboratory is capable of examining samples to detect surface and internal flaws, determine microstructural features, evaluate heat treatments, and ensure conformance to required specifications.

Our unique advantages are enabled with developed advanced 3D metrology and in-process measurements. 

Endlas is fully equipped to prepare test specimens and samples for all material testing and analysis orders. Our first step in completing metallurgical laboratory services is sample preparation, where samples are prepared using precision cutting, mounting, grinding and polishing techniques, as well as etching (when required).


Metallurgical analysis performed by Endlas uses a wide range of state-of-the-art microscopic and macroscopic examination methods and equipment. Our findings can be documented using digital imaging microscopes with optical magnification capabilities from 7X to 1000X. In addition, scanning electron microscopy (SEM/EDS) at SDSM&T can be utilized to provide magnification up to 300,000X for micro-analysis of small samples and elemental composition analysis for areas of interest.

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Rapid City, SD 57701

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