Government of Pakistan has upgraded the existing facilities of Materials Science Research Centre, PCSIR Laboratories Complex, Lahore into “Pakistan Institute of Technology for Minerals and Advanced Engineering Materials (PITMAEAM) in August 2003. This Institute is fully equipped with the latest, hi-tech equipment regarding the testing facilities for Automotive, Textile, Steel, Chemical, Petrochemical, Composite, Surgical and Rubber Industry and this institute consists of well trained experienced manpower. Testing facilities of the centre are accretitated under ISO\IEC 17025:2005 with PNAC This Institute has following testing facilities, technical support and consultancy services in the field of Metallurgy and Advanced Engineering Materials.

Major Facilities

  • Centre of Industrial Coatings
  • Foundry Technology Centre
  • Nano Coating & Powders
  • Industrial / Advanced Composites Manufacturing facilities
  • Heat Treatment and Rolling Facilities, Complete Facilities of Powder Metallurgy
  • Complete Facilities of Nano Destructive Evaluation
  • Complete facilities for Assaying and Hallmarking of Jewelry and Gem Testing.

Technical Support Division

This Division comprising the following facilities:

Chemical Assaying Division

  • Optical Emission Spectrometer
  • This equipment is calibrated for Fe, Cu, Al, Zn, Ni base with 41 channels

  • Carbon Sulfur Determinator
  • Carbon / sulfur Determinator used for determination of carbon and sulfur content in metal, Ores, Ceramics and other inorganic materials. The range of carbon to be found is 4 ppm to 3.5% and for sulfur is 4 ppm to 0.4.%

  • X-Ray Fluorescence Spectrometer
  • This equipment is portable elemental analyzer mainly for metal alloy application

Non Destructive Testing Division

  • Radiographic Testing
  • X-ray are used for detection of subsurface defects upto 75mm of stell and equivalent

  • Ultrasonic Flaw Detector
  • Sound waves are used for the detection of subsurface defects in the materials having thickness upto 10m of steel & equivalent.

  • Eddy Current Testing
  • Used for surface inspection & detection of internal blowholes, cavities etc. for ferrous and non-ferrous materials of any shapes.

  • Ultrasonic Thickness Gauge
  • Used mainly for thickness determination or remaining wall thickness of corroded pipes, structures, vessels, or any other shape.

  • Magnetic Particle Inspection
  • Dye Penetrant Testing

Solid Atomic Imagining Division

This division is equipped with most modern and advance microscopes which includes:

Surface Modification Division

The cost of industry is high in wear and corrosion in equipments. Recognition of this fact lies behind the continuing development of technology known as surface modification. Complete facilities of coating on substrates mad of steel base with the coating processes at temperature 350-5500C. These coating can be developed and realize as Mono layer, Multilayer, Nano composites, Nano gradients and as combinations of these coating. Facilities of coating of small parts down to Ø1mm and large parts upto Ø300 mm with a height of upto Ø400mm.

Facilities of characterize the coatings up to nano scale using SPM with different modes like contact mode, non contact mode, STM mode etc, defined as excellent adherence high hardness and outstanding wear resistance behaviour.

Other available facilities are:

  • Plasma spray coating
  • Electric Wire are Spray Coating
  • Thermo Powder Spray Coating
  • Thermal Wire Spray Coating

Jewellery And Hallmarking Division

XRF is used to detect the %age composition of precious metals specially Gold, Silver, Platinum etc. This equipment gives the composition of 30 elements with accuracy level upto 4 decimel point. This division also equipped with high power Laser Marking & Fire Assaying facilities.

Mechanical Testing Division

Complete facilities of mechanical testing includes:

Tensile Testing Machine 1KN to 5KN, Electro-Hydraulic Universal (100 ton) testing machine for metallic and non-metallic materials for tension, compression, flexure bending and shearing stress

  • Charpy Impact Testing Machine
  • Fatigue Testing Machine
  • Hardness Tester (Rockwell, Brinell, Micro Vickers and Portable
  • Recognition
  • The management is fully conscious about the quality and standards, therefore our labs are ISO 17025 and ISO 9001 – 2008 certified.

  • On Site Testing
  • PITMAEAM is providing testing facilities at the door step with professional manner within shortest possible time for life assessment of plants in different sectors likes Fertilizer, Chemical Petrochemical, Gas Pipe Lines Refineries & Processing Units.

Consultancy Services

A commitment to investment in the latest technology ensure that the lab can provide cost effective and flexible service. Over the year we had developed the capabilities to offer complete know-how in the country and are committed to providing our customers with the best possible services.

Consultancy services are also available for all the materials related to failure analysis, trouble shooting, product developments, investigation, registration and auditing of materials & processing standards.

Service Sectors

  • Steel & its allied industries
  • Auto manufacturing industries
  • Chemical industries
  • Petro chemicals industries
  • Textile industries
  • Fertilizer industries
  • Surgical industries
  • Tool manufacturing industries