Published: 2022 December 21

Metal Testing Market Size, Competitive Landscape and Market Forecast - 2030

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180 pages
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Metal Testing Market is segmented By Testing Type (Destructive Testing, Non-Destructive Testing), By Application (Mechanical strength, Metallography, Dimensional Measurement, Others), By End Users (Research and Development Centers, Metal and Steel Industries, Construction, Others), and By Region (North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East, and Africa) – Share, Size, Outlook, and Opportunity Analysis, 2022-2029


Metal Testing Market reached US$ XX million in 2022 and is expected to record significant growth by reaching up to US$ XX million by 2030, growing at a CAGR of 6.3% during the forecast period (2023-2030).

Metal Testing Market Scope



Market CAGR


Segments Covered

 By Testing Type, By Application, By End-User, and By Region

Report Insights Covered

Competitive Landscape Analysis, Company Profile Analysis, Market Size, Share, Growth, Demand, Recent Developments, Mergers and acquisitions, New Product Launches, Growth Strategies, Revenue Analysis, and Other key insights.

Fastest Growing Region

Asia Pacific

Largest Market Share 

North America

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Metal testing is a method of determining the composition of a metallic substance that is unknown. There are two types of processes: destructive and non-destructive. Determining the characteristics of newly forged metal alloys is another type of metal testing. Several tests are performed to determine the quality of the metals, including hardness, tensile and corrosion tests, among others. These tests offer highly accurate results and help to determine the quality quickly. Corrosion resistance testing is the most common test process used on metals.

Improving the production of metal industry-end products and aerospace products is linked to major manufacturing industry players' increased non-destructive testing equipment investments. The investment in metal industry-end product production meets the global demand for high-quality and reliable products, which has driven the global metal testing market in recent years.

Metal Testing Market Dynamics

The growing demand for sophisticated testing equipment in manufacturing plants and strengthening of regulations to check the metal quality are two main reasons driving the global metal testing market. However, requiring skilled and professional personnel to carry out non-destructive testing may restrain market expansion. 

Growing demand for sophisticated testing equipment in manufacturing plants and research institutes 

Metals are in great demand in many production units and houses in domestic products to fulfill various requirements. The prime reason for the need for metals is their physical and mechanical properties, such as hardness, flexibility, malleability and strength. Thus, the associated properties of metals that make the material unique have increased the demand for metals in various industries such as aerospace, weight lifting, aircraft, domestic products, etc. 

Due to the high demand for metals, these industries have no room for faults and mistakes. Hence, metal quality is necessary before use for any production purpose. Furthermore, apart from safety, the manufacturers also use testing processes to check the quality of metal they are using for production purposes. The metal quality can be tested using highly standardized and high-quality testing machines to determine its properties. 

Strengthening of regulations to check the metal quality 

Many products are utilized in critical applications where a failure could cause severe harm or death. Some examples are manufactured fasteners and parts vital in maintaining aircraft safety, bridges, vehicles, nuclear reactors, military equipment and medical implants.

Furthermore, numerous jurisdictions have passed laws restricting the use of hazardous products. Governments and regulatory agencies create compliance requirements for manufacturers in situations like these. Companies must comply with these standards, which generally specify test processes to demonstrate compliance. 

Requirement of skilled and professional personnel to carry out non-destructive testing.

The demand for destructive testing services is growing faster than for non-destructive testing equipment. Furthermore, it is difficult for players to expand their global footprint while developing a highly qualified staff capable of offering effective NDT and inspection services. 

As a result, having skilled personnel with the necessary NDT and inspection skills is a strategic priority for businesses. Furthermore, Highly trained personnel with experience and integrity are required for NDT techniques and consistent outcomes.

COVID-19 Impact on Metal Testing Market

The COVID-19 pandemic has been adverse and unexpected for practically all businesses worldwide, including automotive, construction, airlines and manufacturing. Many governments throughout the world enacted lockdowns to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus and its negative consequences. Due to the disrupted global supply chain and lower industrial productivity, the global economy was pressured. The virus's quick emergence also impacted the companies' production and manufacturing capacities. Thus reduction in productivity due to the shortage of metal demand has reduced the metal testing service facilities across the central regions of the globe. 

Furthermore, the pandemic's influence on the NDT testing services results from the collective reaction of related industries that use non-destructive testing in their operations. For instance, the defense industry has been severely affected compared to other sectors due to budgeted government spending, which protects the supply and demand ecosystem. Although the financial crisis has heavily damaged certain defense companies, the impact on aerospace companies has been less severe. In addition, the gap between supply and demand for metal widened due to supply chain disruption and sudden lockdown, thus reducing the overall market share for metal testing during the COVID-19 period.

Metal Testing Market Segment Analysis

By application, the global metal testing market is mechanical strength, metallography, dimensional measurement and others.

Importance of mechanical testing of metal to meet standards

Mechanical testing of metals is essential in determining how a tested metal performs under extreme conditions and meets national or international standards. Yield stress, elongation, hardness and toughness are the most frequent mechanical qualities. Physical forces such as vibration, shock stresses and strain indicate the material's inelastic nature. 

Mechanical testing enables product creators to understand the product better, detect flaws and establish tighter quality control. Mechanical testing employs several strength tests to determine a material's or component's appropriateness for the intended application. Elasticity, tensile strength, elongation, hardness, fracture toughness, impact resistance, stress fracture and fatigue limit are measured.

Metal Testing Market Geographical Analysis

The vast electronics and manufacturing industries in Asia-Pacific

Asia-Pacific holds the major portion of the global market for metal testing. It is anticipated to grow during the forecast period because of the increased presence of the electronics and manufacturing industries, resulting in steel, iron and other metals. Also, regional and global players' rapid adoption of destructive and non-destructive testing techniques improves their presence in the industry and globally.

According to the India Brand Equity Foundation, India was the world's second-largest crude steel producer in September 2021, with an output of 9.5 MT. In FY21, finished steel and crude steel output were 94.66 MT and 102.49 MT, respectively. Due to the rise in consumer demand, India's crude steel production will increase by 18% in FY22, hitting 120 million tons. Therefore, the steel industry and its associated mining and metallurgy sectors have seen significant investments and developments.

Metal Testing Market Competitive Landscape 

The global metal testing market is moderately fragmented and competitive. The market growth is dominated by companies with a worldwide presence, followed by local players. 

Major global metal testing market companies include Rotech Laboratories Ltd, Applied Technical Services, LLC (ATS), Metal Power, Element Materials Technology, Laboratory Testing Inc., ZwickRoell Pvt. Ltd., SGS SA, Intertek Group plc, Bureau Veritas and Nikon Metrology NV.

Laboratory Testing Inc. 

Overview: Laboratory Testing Inc. has been in the materials testing and metrology business since 1984 and is headquartered in Hatfield, Pennsylvania. The company's major services include mechanical testing, metallurgical testing, chemical analysis, corrosion testing, non-destructive testing, specimen machining, failure analysis, dimensional inspection and calibration. The company also provides calibration certificates and certified test reports for the services and the test findings. The company is NADCAP and A2LA accredited; ISO/IEC 17025 certified, ISO 9001 and ISO 13485 compliant. 

Product Portfolio: The company offers commercial metal testing services such as:

  • Chemical Analysis-Wet chemistry, both instrumental and classical
  • Mechanical Testing-a variety of tests to determine the strength of the material, flexibility, hardness and many other properties
  • Fracture Mechanics-Fracture toughness and fatigue crack development
  • Metallurgical Testing-microscopic, macroscopic and microhardness examinations
  • Corrosion Testing-spray, humidity, passivation and other factors can increase intergranular corrosion. 
  • Non-destructive Testing-Salt liquid penetrant, ultrasonic, hydrostatic pressure, X-ray, magnetic particle
  • Specimen Preparation.

Key Development: In July 2017, Laboratory Testing Inc. acquired Fracture Technology Associates, a private, independent testing laboratory that has supplied Fracture Mechanics Testing Services and customized software solutions to a wide range of business, government and academic labs. 

The global metal testing market report would provide access to an approx. 61 market data table, 53 figures and 212 pages. 

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