Laboratory Testing Inc. (LTI) of Hatfield, Pa., acquired Fracture Technology Associates (FTA) of Bethlehem, Pa. Both companies have been in the materials-testing business for over 30 years. FTA is a commercial, independent testing laboratory that has provided fracture-mechanics testing services and tailored software systems to commercial, government and university labs. LTI is an independent, full-service materials testing, nondestructive testing and metrology lab serving the aerospace, power, medical and military industries.
FTA has performed fracture-mechanics testing, including fatigue-crack growth rate (FCGR) testing to ASTM E647 and non-linear fracture-toughness testing (NLFT) to ASTM E1820 and E1921. The company also provides all of the software and data-acquisition hardware required for customers to run their own FCGR and NLFT tests.