Materials Testing Services

 

The Orton Materials Testing and Research Center is a full service, independent testing laboratory that specializes in measuring the behavior of ceramic materials.  The Testing Center performs physical properties tests, thermal analysis measurements, and provides consulting services on ceramics and other related materials.

Initially, MTRC was known as The Refractories Fellowship Laboratory, which was established in 1917 at the Mellon Institute in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It was relocated to The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio in 1965 and renamed the Refractory Research Center. Since 1990, the Center has been operated by the Edward Orton Jr. Ceramic Foundation.

The MTRC occupies approximately 10,000 of Orton's 35,000 sq. ft. facilities located in Westerville, Ohio, a suburb of Columbus, Ohio. Orton also works closely with other organizations for testing and consulting services not available in its laboratories

How to Place an Order

 

Request a quotation by providing a description of the samples and testing needed.  The request form can be downloaded above and sent to Rayner@ortonceramic.com

 

Send samples to:

Materials Testing Services
The Edward Orton Jr. Ceramic Foundation

6991 Old 3C Highway
Westerville, OH 43082

 

Please provide a purchase order for all testing services.

Upon receipt of samples and purchase order, testing will be scheduled based on receipt date.

Contact us to speak with and expert;

Rayner@ortonceramic.com 

or call +1-614-818-1321 

 

Categories

 

Advanced Ceramic

Carbon

Concrete

Fibrous Insulation

Glass

Refractory

Thermal Analysis

Whiteware

Labor and Consulting Charges

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