Capabilities | Testing

LMI has state-of-the-art NADCAP accredited (AS9100, ISO 17025) facilities and industry-leading technical staff to accurately evaluate, characterize, and certify advanced composite and metallic materials and structures. These resources enable us to meet your most rigorous testing requirements and bring your products to market faster. Whether we perform allowables testing, quality control testing, an FAA certification program, or dynamically test a full-scale commercial aircraft winglet, LMI is fully invested in your success.

Commitment to Quality

LMI has certified designated airworthiness representatives to provide support for programs requiring FAA or other civil aviation authority approval. We also comply with the industry’s stringent quality management system requirements to ensure that every test article or manufactured part moving through our facilities is compliant with the requirements of our customers and certifying representatives. This strong relationship with global regulatory agencies enhances our attention to detail, technical capability, and certification experience.

Next Gen Product Support 

LMI works with both composite material manufacturers as well as the OEMs that design and manufacture advanced composite structures. Having experience in working with many different materials before they make it to market gives us the knowledge to support our customers in the development of next generation aerospace structures. We have extensive knowledge of the formability, manufacturability, and performance of new composite materials, including high temperature BMI thermosets and the latest continuous fiber thermoplastic materials.

Integrated and Innovative Services

LMI provides extensive testing services that integrate program management, design, stress analysis, test planning, custom fixture fabrication, test execution, and post processing of test data into one easy, turnkey solution. We also offer expedited testing programs for many standard test types (ASTM, SACMA, ISO, OEM, etc.), using robust internal processes and documentation that allow us to complete the manufacture, testing and reporting of up to 200 specimens within 14 days.

Web Based Test Monitoring

Our unique Web Based Test Monitoring (WBTM) allows our customers to remotely monitor tests in real time. We document and analyze the results, and provide our customers with a detailed report that explains the material responses.

Key Benefits

  • Save Time & Money — Speed up product development with composite testing and manufacturing under one roof
  • Increase Efficiencies — Put testing on the fast track with robust internal processes  
  • Ensure Quality — Rely on our accredited testing experts and quality control systems
  • Enhance Performance — Apply LMI’s collective materials and process knowledge to new product development

Proven Experience

  • Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) — Boeing, Gulfstream, Lockheed Martin
  • Tier 1 Manufacturers — GNK, Triumph
  • Composite Materials Manufacturers — Cytec, Hexcel, Toray