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Mid-Atlantic Regional Materials Test Laboratory                                                                        
The Mid-Atlantic Regional Materials Laboratory is one of the most modern and complete engineering and science laboratories on the East Coast, specializing in routine and unique analysis and problem solving.

The facilities provide 49,561 square feet of state-of-the-art laboratory space and instrumentation. Services include, but are not limited to, metallurgical and chemical analysis, mechanical and environmental testing, nondestructive inspection, failure analysis, polymeric materials, composite technology, welding and heat treating.

Nondestructive inspection teams perform field service for deployed aircraft around the world. Analytical and technical consultant services are provided to the operating fleet, other commands, government agencies and the private sector.

Our Professional staff includes materials and chemical engineers, chemists, technicians and administrative specialists. Their levels of education range from bachelor's degrees to master's degrees, with an average of 16 years of experience in their specialties.

We are affiliated with many technical organizations including ASTM, ASM, ASNT, ACS, AVS, SAMPE, STLE, A2LA, NATAS, NVLAP, SAE, MSA, Society of Applied Spectroscopy, and others. The Materials Lab is fully accredited in petroleum testing, metals testing, lead in paint testing, PCB testing and environmental testing. 




  • Optical Emission
  • Atomic Absorption
  • X-ray Fluorescence
  • Atomic Fluorescence


Infrared Spectroscopy

  • Fourier Transform
  • Micro Spectroscopy
  • Transmission, ATR, DRS



  • HPLC
  • GPC
  • ION


Thermal Analysis

  • Ultraviolet-visible-NIR spectroscopy
  • Spectrochemical
  • Optical Emission Spectroscopy
  • Wet Chemical
  • ICP


Nondestructive Investigation

  • Liquid Penetrant
  • Magnetic Particle/Magnetic Rubber
  • Eddy Current
  • Ultrasonic
  • Barkhausen Noise
  • Radiography
  • Field Service Inspection Teams
  • X-ray Diffraction Residual Stress Analysis
  • Acoustic Emission


Surveillance Testing

  • Aviators Breathing Oxygen (ABO)
  • Gases
  • Hydraulic Fluid Contamination (HCCP)
  • Fuels
  • Dielectric Coolants
  • Plating Solutions
  • Lubricants and Greases
  • Preservatives




Environmental Compliance Monitoring

  • RCRA
  • CWA
  • TSCA
  • SDWA



  • Photomicrography/Photomacrography



  • Polarized Light
  • Image Analysis
  • Scanning Electron
  • Energy Dispersive


Process Engineering

  • Plating
  • Cleaning
  • Plastic Media Blasting (PMB)
  • Organic Coatings
  • Polymers
  • Organic Coatings
  • Adhesives/Sealants
  • Thermoplastics
  • Thermosets
  • Mechanical Testing
  • Compositional Analysis



  • Failure Analysis
  • Metallography
  • Mechanical Testing
  • Tensile, Compression
  • Fatigue, Hardness
  • Fracture, Toughness
  • Flight Load Simulation
  • Welding/Brazing
  • Heat Treating
  • Shot Peening
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Experimental Stress Analysis
  • Flight Critical Component Review
  • Age Exploration
  • Tear Down


Specialty Services

  • Asbestos Analysis 
  • Civilian and military Weld Certification
  • Detrimental Materials
  • Expert Witness
  • First Article Testingaint
  • Lead in P
  • Level III NDI
  • Marine Chemistry
  • Material Certification
  • Mishap Investigation
  • NDI Certification
  • Nuclear Water Chemistry
  • PCBs
  • Receipt Inspection Testing
  • Shelf Life Testing



  • Naval Air Systems Command
  • Naval Sea Systems Command
  • Naval Air Warfare Center, Patuxent River
  • Naval Safety Center
  • Naval Supply Systems Command
  • Naval Inventory Control Point
  • Fleet and Industrial Supply Center
  • Naval Shipyards
  • NAS Keflavik
  • NAS Norfolk
  • NAS Oceana
  • NAS Barber's Point, Hawaii
  • NAS Sigonella
  • Naval Weapons Station Yorktown
  • Langley Air Force Base
  • Elizabeth City Coast Guard Station







Marketing Office:
(757) 396-3127
DSN 961-3127


Mailing Address:

Mid-Atlantic Regional Calibration & Materials Test Laboratories
9349 Fourth Avenue
Norfolk, Virginia 23511-2116


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