Materials Testing

When selecting high-performance aerospace materials for a mission application, it is important to fully understand how the intrinsic properties will perform within the targeted environment. SDL’s in-house materials testing capabilities enable us to space qualify new materials or adapt existing materials to extend performance.


  • ASTM E595 (%TML, %CVCM & %WVR)
  • ASTM E1559 (outgassing kinetics)
  • Thermal gravimetric analysis
  • X-ray fluorescence screening
  • Optical microscopy and digital image analysis
  • Access to an electron microscopy lab
  • UV-VIS-IR spectroscopy


  • Preconditioned materials to achieve target outgassing properties
  • Elemental analysis for detection of counterfeit parts
  • Spectral properties of substrates and coatings