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Secat

Secat is a metallurgical research laboratory specializing in aluminum technology.

Secat Services
Secat has the expertise to meet the needs of the industry in the following areas: Plate, Sheet & Foil Technology Billet/Extrusion Technology Casting Technology Materials Testing & Failure Analysis Product Applications FEA/CFD Modeling Marketing & Business Analysis Secat also provides services related to new product development, energy assessment, and marketing and business analysis.

Metallurgical research
Secat is a metallurgical research laboratory specializing in aluminum technology. We assist companies with materials testing, failure analysis, alloy development, and the enhancement of processes and properties. Secat has a metallurgical research laboratory specializing in aluminum technology. We assist companies with materials testing, failure analysis, alloy development, and the refinement of processes & properties.

Secat and UK maintain a strong, collaborative working relationship a benefit to both entities and the industry. Secat and CAT are both housed in the sa e buildi g o UKs Coldstream Research campus in Lexington, KY and they share common goals that support the growing aluminum industry. Secat scientists and engineers focus on issues and technology for the Aluminum industry. Our expertise includes microstructural analysis, mechanical and structural testing, process technology and efficiency, energy assessment, and new product research and development.

Aluminum technology

A major sheet metal producer needed to determine how the heat treatment process should be modified based on the alloy being processed. An evaluation of tensile material properties at various temperatures for different materials enabled Secat to determine optimum heat treatment profiles for specified aluminum alloys. Sheet manufacturing process development and improvement Microstructural evaluation and material testing of sheet products, including texture, fatigue, etc.

Alloy development

Plate, Sheet & Foil Technology


Sheet product selection and development for specific applications: Can and Can Lids Common Alloys Aerospace Applications Automotive Applications Foils for Packaging and Capacitor Applications Sheet manufacturing process development and improvement Microstructural evaluation and material testing of sheet products, including texture, fatigue, etc. Formability evaluation and forming process modeling, including forming limit diagrams

Materials Testing & Failure Analysis


Microstructural evaluation, including optical, SEM, TEM, etc. Material testing and evaluation Failure analysis Metal quality assessment Formability evaluation and forming process modeling, including forming limit diagrams Secat's evaluation of the inclusions - using advanced Metallographic techniques - indicated that the inclusions were related to melt practices. Possible remedial actions were discussed with the customer. For more information Log in to :http://www.secat.net/