Testing, Analysis & Quality

SMA is a Manufacturer of a Shape Memory Alloys.
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SMA can meet any customer’s requirement with respect to process, final quality, and contract testing/analysis. Following is a list of the SMA core analytical services, with custom analyses regularly developed upon request.

Mechanical Properties

  • Tensile testing
  • Fatigue testing
  • RBT (rotating beam testing)
  • 3-Point bend testing
  • 4-Point bend testing

Physical Properties

  • Chemical analysis
  • Compositional analysis
  • Metallographic analysis
  • Inclusion analysis
  • XRD (X-ray diffraction)

Transformation Temperature

  • DSC (differential scanning calorimetry)
  • BFR(bend and free recovery)
  • CLD (constant load dilatometry


  • Digital light microscopy
  • SEM (scanning electron microscopy)
  • EDS (energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy)
  • Automated precision measurement


  • Corrosion evaluation
  • Biocompatibility
  • Surface analysis and surface roughness
  • Mechanical and functional testing
  • Failure analysis
  • Customized test set-ups for measuring specific functional properties or operational stability