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ITC assures that your materials and products meet internationally recognized standards.

  • Evidence that your product will meet its requirements
  • Verification that a material meets specifications
  • The potential life span of a component
  • Strength of assembled components
  • Weld qualification
  • Temperature/humidity environmental testing
  • UV testing

SCC Accreditation

  • Accredited in 1984 — longer than any other laboratory in Western Canada
  • Meets the requirements of ISO 9001, TS 16949, and ISO/IEC 17025
  • Internationally recognized through agreements with:
    • APLAC

Our Services

  • Precise strength or proof load results up to 300,000 lbf (1334 kN) in tension and compression
  • Cyclic fatigue testing at rates up to 1.5 million cycles per day
  • Recreate environmental conditions using chambers with wide temperature, humidity, and UV
  • Material hardness and case depth to Brinell, Rockwell, Vickers, and Shore
  • Impact energy absorption with Charpy impact
  • Machine specimens or fixtures in our fully equipped machine shop
  • Chemical analysis – carbon steel, stainless steel, cast iron (accreditation in process)
  • Provide consultation on custom test procedure development
  • Following industry standards, such as:
    • ASTM
    • ASME
    • CSA
    • SAE

Accredited Specialty Areas

  • Tension testing in metals, including ferrous and non-ferrous alloys
  • Weld testing in steel and aluminum
  • Hardness testing of metals, including microindentation (non-destructive) hardness testing
  • Impact testing of metals


ITC has specialized equipment and software for material testing.

  • MTS 880 Servo-hydraulic Universal Test Machine 55 Kip ( 244 kN) capacity
  • MTS Landmark Servo-hydraulic Universal Test Machine 22 Kip ( 99 kN) capacity
  • With MTS conventional extensometers, MTS video extensometers, and strain modules
  • UTS Universal Test Machine 600 kN (135 Kip) capacity
  • RK Machinery Universal Test Machine 300 Kip (1,335 kN) capacity
  • Tinius Olsen Charpy Impact tester and cooling baths
  • Q-Sun UV test chamber
  • CSZ 16 and CSZ 32 environmental test chambers (-73C to 150C and 5% to 95% RH range)
  • Walk in environmental test chamber (-40C to 60C capacity)
  • Uinited Tru-Blue II Rockwell Hardness tester (Rockwell B, C, A, D, E, F, G, H, and K hardness)
  • Leitz micro Hardness (Knoop and Vickers hardness test)
  • King Brinell Hardness tester.
  • A range of polishing and etching preparation equipment including Nikon microscopes with electronic imaging.
  • HAAS CNC mill, HAAS CNC Lathe as well as conventional mill, Lathe, saws, welders and other metal fabrication tools for sample and fixture preparation
  • Bruker Q4 TASMAN Advanced CCD Based Optical Emission Spectrometer (OES)
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