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We specialise in the supply of high technology engineering materials and are support partners in a range of specialist markets. When you purchase from us, you will be joining some of the biggest and best-in-class engineering companies.


UKAS testing from Smiths High Peformance

Our UKAS accredited testing laboratory offers a wide range of specific tests which are available to our motorsport customers. Third-party testing services are also available if required. Our extensive range of laboratory testing services includes:

Tensile Testing

  • 30 Tonne Tensile Tester (ASTM B557, ASTM E8 & A370, BS EN ISO 6892-1 & BS EN 2002-1)
  • Elevated Temperature Tensile Testing facilities to 200°C (ASTM E21 & BS EN ISO 6892-2)

Charpy Impact Testing

  • 300J Impact Tester (ASTM E23 & A370)
  • Cryogenic Cooling down to minus 60°C

Chemical Analysis

Spectro Maxx Spark Emission Spectrometer for analysing:

  • Iron Base
  • Copper Base
  • Nickel Base
  • Aluminium Base
  • Titanium Base Materials

Carried out in accordance with BS EN 14726, ASTM E1086, ASTM E415, ASTM A751, ASTM E1251 & BS EN 15079.

Metallurgical Analysis & Corrosion Testing

Metallurgical Microscopes, sample preparation equipment and associated equipment to allow:

  • Metallurgical Evaluation to ASTM A923 Method A
  • Phase Balance Analysis to ASTM E562
  • Corrosion Testing to ASTM G48 + A923 Method C
  • Grain Size Analysis to ASTM E112

Weld Assessment Testing

Welder qualification testing and weld procedure qualification testing can be carried out to BS EN ISO 9606-1, BS EN ISO 15614-1, BS EN ISO 17639, BS EN ISO 9015-1 & BS EN ISO 6520-1.

XRF Positive Material Identification

Hardness Testing

Vickers, HV 10 & HV30, Rockwell, B & C scale, Brinell 10/3000

Physical Properties Testing

  • Hocking Electrical Conductivity Testing
  • Fischer Ferrite Testing
  • *GAMMA-SCOUT Radiation Detector (Geiger Counter)

*Not UKAS Accredited

Services & Investigations

  • Testing routines on materials before despatch to provide customers with quality assurance in addition to the requirements of standard ISO 9001 quality systems
  • Positive Material Identification (PMI) or more complicated chemical analysis and mechanical testing programme to provide complete conformance to specification testing
  • Material batch testing witnessed by an outside inspection Agency such as Lloyds Register of Shipping to ensure material traceability and integrity
  • Investigations into materials failing to perform as expected during machining, welding or anodising. Solutions can often be found very quickly without having to rely on the technical expertise provided by the material manufacturer
  • Advice on material/alloy selection, obsolete and unusual specifications and support for customers when drafting their material specifications

About Smiths HP

We are a leading stockholder and supplier of high-performance engineering materials to the motorsport sector. We are supply partners in a range of specialist motorsport markets including Formula 1, Formula E, NASCAR, MOTO GP, WEC & WRC.