ENGINEERING | RESEARCH | DEVELOPMENT | TESTING | EVALUATION 
SAFE Inc.
FACILITIES AND CAPABILITIES:

PROTOTYPE/TEST SPECIMEN FABRICATION

  • CNC Mill (2), CNC Lathe (2), Digital Mill, Digital Lathe, Electro-Discharge Machine (Wire and Plunge), Rapid Prototype Machine, Surface Grinder, Standard Workshop Machines and Tools

  • Water Jet Cutting

  • Low and High Speed  Saws, Wire Saw Cutter

  • Plasma Cutting, Tungsten and Metal Inert Gas Welders (TIG and MIG)

  • Autoclave, filament winder, wet/dry composite lay-up

  • “Heat Table” – high ∆T, ∆P
METALLOGRAPHIC/FRACTOGRAPHIC

  • 2 Scanning Electron Microscopes (SEM), Energy Dispersion Spectrometry (EDS), Backscatter Detectors, Electron Backscatter Diffraction (EBSD)

  • Dual Beam Electron Microscope – Focused Ion Beam (FIB) Nanolab

  • Atomic Force Microscope

  • 4 Stereo Optical Microscopes with Digital Image Capture and Analysis

  • Automated Image Analysis Equipment

  • Automated Metallography Specimen Preparation Equipment:  Automatic Mounting Press, Automatic Grinding and Polishing, Electro-polishing, Electrochemical and Plasma Etching

  • Analytical Weighing Balance

  • Enclosed flood coolant Cut off Station
MECHANICAL TESTING

  • Computer Controlled Mechanical Test Frames, 120 kip (1), 50 kip (1), 25 kip (5)

  • Computer Controlled Servo Hydraulic Test Frames (MTS Flex-Test), 220 kip (1), 110 kip (1), 55 kip (3), 22 kip (2), 11 kip (2)

  • Vibration shakers (2)

  • Thermal Environment Chamber for MTS Testing

  • Computer Controlled Creep testing frames with static and dynamic loading for temperatures up to 2200°F

  • Salt Fog Chamber

  • 3-D Digital Image Correlation

  • Laser Doppler Vibrometer

  • Roll around LabView Data Acquisition and Control Carts (4)



MATERIAL PROCESSING

  • High Temperature Furnace 2200°F(4)

  • Ultra High Temperature Furnace 3100°F, with controlled environment

  • Cold rolling mill

  • Fastener hole cold working





STANDARDIZED TESTING

  • ASTM E8 -  Tension of Metallic Materials
  • ASTM E9 -  Compression Testing of Metallic Materials at Room Temperature
  • ASTM G34 - Exfoliation Corrosion Susceptibility in 2XXX and 7XXX Series Aluminum Alloys (EXCO Test)
  • ASTM B117 - Operating Salt Spray (Fog) Apparatus
  • ASTM G133 - Linearly Reciprocating Ball-on-Flat Sliding Wear
  • ASTM E238 - Pin-Type Bearing Test of Metallic Materials
  • ASTM E399 - Linear-Elastic Plane Strain Fracture Toughness k10 of Metallic Materials
  • ASTM E466 -  Conducting Constant Amplitude Axial Fatigue Tests of Metallic Materials
  • ASTM E561 - Standard Test Method for KR Curve Determination
  • ASTM C633 - Adhesion or Cohesion Strength of Thermal Spray Coatings
  • ASTM E647 -  Measurement of Fatigue Crack Growth Rates
  • ASTM B831 - Standard Test Method for Shear Testing of Thin Aluminum Alloy Products
  • ASTM E2109 -  Determining Area Percentage Porosity in Thermal Sprayed Coatings
  • MIL-J-2445a (SH) - Military Specification - Joint, Bimetallic Bonded, Aluminum to Steel 
  • ASTM E2546 - Standard Practice for Instrumented Indentation Testing