Mil Spec Testing

Mil Spec Testing
Origin and Importance of Mil Spec Testing

As one could imagine, products used by our US Defense Branches/Sectors may undergo high levels of physical stress and environmental exposures while in use. To ensure our defense team has reliable resources, the US Department of Defense standardized processes and materials used in manufacturing of high quality products. Because these standards are so thorough, many non-defense entities, technical organization and industries have adopted these regulations as their own. To serve those companies that want to test components and/or materials for physical characteristics and operational durability according to military requirements, Applied Technical Services performs a variety of Mil Spec Testing methods to their relevant standards.

Our Lab's Capabilities

ATS has multiple departments that perform Mil Spec testing, inspections, and equipment calibrations. Our materials testing, environmental testing, nondestructive testing, and calibration labs are managed by experts who frequently test and calibrate to the United States Military Standards (MIL-STD). We have outlined each lab/department and the most frequently requested specifications below:

  • 248D — Weld and Brazing Procedure and Performance Qualification
  • 1595A — Qualification of Aircraft, Missile, and Aerospace Fusion Welders
  • ISO 17025 (A2LA) Accredited
  • 2219 — Fusion Welding Aerospace Applications
  • ISO 17025 (A2LA) Accredited
*Many MIL-STD for weld qualification have been replaced by AWS, and AMS Standards. ATS tests in compliance to those standards as well.
Electrical Testing
  • 202G Method 301 — Dielectric Strength
  • ISO 17025 (A2LA) Accredited
  • 202G Method 302 — Insulation Resistance
  • ISO 17025 (A2LA) Accredited
  • 1344A Method 3004.1 — Contact Resistance
  • ISO 17025 (A2LA) Accredited
  • 1689A — Fabrication, Welding, Inspection of Ships Structure
  • 2035A — Nondestructive Testing Acceptance Criteria
*Many MIL-STD for NDT have been replaced by NAVSEA Standards, ASTM Standards, and NAS Standards. ATS tests in compliance to those standards as well.
Dependable Testing Services
ATS offers dependable testing and inspection services nationally and internationally. For over 50 years we have been a top service provider by complying with many recognized quality systems for various industries. Although our Mil Spec testing services are geared toward analyzing military grade components and materials, the following industries also stand to benefit from these services due to the meticulous nature of the standards involved:
About ATS' Staff
ATS employs professionals who are passionate about uncovering facts in chemical analysis, metallurgy, materials testing, nondestructive testing, consulting engineering, and calibration services. Our employees are familiar with many industry standards and regulations. They understand the importance of accurate testing and delivering detailed reports in a timely manner.
Our experts include:
  • Professional Engineers in Various Disciplines
  • Scientists
  • Metallurgists
  • Chemists
  • Investigators
  • Certified Inspectors
  • Well-Trained Technicians
Quality Assurance Credentials

Many companies who are in the process of selecting a testing provider want to know what kind of quality systems are in place. Here at ATS, we have a Quality Assurance Department which ensures that we are always in pursuit of quality, and meeting measurable objectives through defined processes, certifications and accreditations.

  • ISO/IEC 17025:2005
  • ISO 9001-2015
  • Nadcap
  • Certified by The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA)
  • Multiple FAA Repair Station Certificates
  • EN 71 European Toy Safety Testing
  • CPSC Accredited Lab
Quality Standards
  • ISO 9001 Quality Management System
  • 10CFR50 Appendix B, Quality Assurance Criteria for Nuclear Power Plants
  • 10CFR21 Reporting of Non-conformance
  • ASME NQA-1 Nuclear Quality Assurance Requirements
  • NCSL Z540-1 General Requirements for Calibration Labs
  • 45662A — Calibration System Requirements

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