Laboratory and Testing Facilities

AKE has maintained an approximately 10,000 square foot indoor testing facility since moving to our current location in 2007, increasing our capabilities and laboratory equipment regularly.

Our current capabilities include stereomicroscopy with digital imaging, high-definition X-ray imaging, real-time infrared imaging, multi-channel data acquisition, three-axis accelerometer measurement, numerous force gauges and load cells, flow measurement for liquids and gases, pressure testing, full-scale recreation and testing including fire events and simulations, high-speed videography up to 20,000 frames per second, with Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) coming soon. In addition, we have 3-D printing capabilities for rapid test fixture fabrication, prototype development and design analysis.

X-Ray view of popular toy.
Metallography example showing grain structure and surface erosion.