Exova Strengthens Aerospace Capabilities with Fatigue and Fracture Mechanics Testing Investment in Canada

Exova, the global testing, calibration and advisory services provider, has invested in fatigue and fracture mechanics testing capabilities at its Mississauga, Ontario facility to support North American aerospace customers.

The new services include K-R Curve testing, JIC testing, crack propagation testing of Corner Crack specimens and Direct Current Potential Drop monitored fatigue testing. Traditionally, mechanical and fatigue testing operations such as these have been carried out in the U.S., but due to increase in demand, Exova has committed to providing its customers with the same high-quality and reliable services in Canada as they would receive internationally. The Mississauga facility is continually expanding its scope of services and offers a high level of technical expertise to its customer base to support both production and R&D related work.

Supported by its global network, including well-recognised and reputable facilities in Lancaster, U.K. and Santa Fe Springs, California, Exova has been working with leading organisations in the aerospace sector to establish the Mississauga laboratory as one of the region’s most advanced providers of aerospace testing services.

Chris Ramuscak, general manager Fatigue & Fracture at Exova Canada, said: “Some of the world’s leading aerospace companies are based in North America and Exova is proud to provide them with the service they expect, right on their doorstep. As the only NADCAP approved facility in Canada, Exova provides unrivalled testing capabilities to customers in the aerospace industry and this investment solidifies our commitment to providing a full range of technically demanding services.”

Exova’s capabilities help to extend asset life, bring predictability to applications, and shorten the time to market for customers’ products, processes and materials. This investment further represents Exova’s commitment to developing its aerospace testing business, which has 13 NADCAP approved facilities in locations including the U.K., U.S. and Sweden.

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