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High Pressure Umbilical HCF Testing

  • July 29, 2021

15,000psi Pressurized High Cycle Fatigue Testing BS 7608-2014 Weld fatigue qualification though High Cycle Fatigue testing at 15kpsi internal pressurization. Deep Ocean well umbilical environment: wave and current induced dynamic loading The umbilical tubing is formed and welded from flat…

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Triaxial Shaft Fatigue Testing

  • June 1, 2021

Driveshaft Life Evaluation The drive shaft (pink) required evaluation for bending over a bearing while applying normative torque and axial tension and compression within its life cycle. Unique, independent laboratory capabilties Metcut provided the design and manufacturing services for the…

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Railcar Structural Testing

  • April 20, 2021

53’ Flatcar with Room to Spare No Part Too Big…Yet 53’ flat railcar in a temperature-controlled environment…No problem. Metcut performed the structural testing on this flatcar in 2019 and it was not our first rodeo. Our high bay is equipped…

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Simulating Supersonic Loads With 27 Actuators

  • April 6, 2021

We Have a Supersonic Simulation on Our Hands… In early 2020, Metcut was contracted to apply its experience of testing aircraft structures to a newly developed supersonic commercial jet prototype. Testing was conducted on the aircraft before test flights, where…

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Rail Bogie Fatigue Testing

  • April 1, 2021

New Bogie for old tracks An innovative new design of rail car bogie is to be evaluated for its survival through the life cycle on an existing intra-city track system. Some areas of the track system dated over 100 years…

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Metcut Bolsters NDI Services with HFEC Inspection Capabilities

  • March 23, 2021

Validate Fatigue Life Models Fatigue damage such as hairline cracks, fractures around fasteners, welds and transitions in components or assemblies can be an early indication of impending catastrophic failure. Catching the cracks before critical components fail will save money and…

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Finding Failures with Acoustic Emission

  • March 16, 2021

What is Acoustic Emission?  Acoustic emissions (AE) are ultrasonic transient waves found within a material, caused by the release of energy when a crack or delamination occurs. AE is considered a form of non-destructive inspection (NDI) and ultrasonic testing (UT).…

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Structural Testing on a 600-Ton Strongfloor

  • March 13, 2021

What is a strongfloor? When Metcut decided to build their structural test facility, a strong floor was a must. The strong floor provides a 600 Ton, 1800 sqft, floor with 189 tie-down points to install various large structures and components.…

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Fighter Wing Fatigue Testing

  • March 9, 2021

Fatigue Evaluation for a unique design Fatigue evaluation for combat life survival of a fighter wing duplicating 40-year old methodologies with modern capabilities. Experienced based capabilities in an independent laboratory  Wing structures are typically evaluated by simulating the forces encountered…

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Digital Image Correlation

  • March 4, 2021

FEA Validation using Digital Image Correlation Metcut provides services to a wide variety of industries, most of which use Finite Element Analysis (FEA) to validate designs. These designs are typically tested in real-life to determine the validity of the FEA.…

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