Automotive Testing & Inspection Experts

The front of a dissembled automobile that's being prepared for automotive testing

Recalls and part failures are a major concern for the automotive industry. A malfunctioning car can threaten a company’s reputation, cause major financial damage, and endanger the safety of users. As a result, properly testing and inspecting automotive parts is vital in avoiding these negative consequences.

At JTL America, we provide first rate automotive testing and non-destructive inspection (NDT) services for auto companies and vehicle part manufacturers. Read more about our services below or contact our experts for a fast quote.

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Vibration Testing  |  X-Ray CT Scanning (NDT)  |  3D Scanning  |  Mechanical Testing  |  Testing Equipment  |  Test Lab Locations

Our team offers regular production checks, comparative analysis, extensive R&D support, and thorough investigation when metallic and nonmetallic parts fail. We take pride in our experience with different vehicle life cycles; our endurance testing is applicable for cars of all sizes. With lifecycle and endurance testing, it is easier to assess the reliability of cars and their components.

Inside view of a lab showing a vibration shaker and other heavy equipment used to test automotive components


JTL specializes in ambient and thermal (temperature and humidity) vibration testing. Temperature can be controlled from -50°C up to 150°C with 10% RH to 95% RH. Sine, random, sine on random, shock, and/or a combination can be performed by our experienced engineers.

Standards We Test To

– ASTM International
– Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEC)
– International Code Council (ICC)
– International Electromechanical Commission (IEC)
– International Organization for Standardization (ISO)
– International Safe Transportation Association (ISTA)
– Japanese Industrial Standards (JIS)
– General Motors Worldwide (GMW)
– Military Standards (US)
– Radio Technical Commission for Aeronautics (RTCA)
– SAE International
– R&D Customer Driven

X-ray machine connected to a duel screen computer used to inspect vehicle components


We offer fast, non-destructive inspection methods such as 2D X-ray and 3D X-ray CT scanning.


– Failure analysis
– Circuit board wiring pattern investigation
– Internal voids investigation of raisin material
– Aluminum die product internal voids investigation
– Assembled parts fitted investigation

Engineer sitting at a computer next to a 3D scanning machine used to inspect vehicle parts

3D Scanning for Automotive

The high precision 3D data plays a tremendous role in benchmark research of R&D and dimension inspection of quality assurance.


– 3D Scan Data exported in STL format
– Compare and inspect to CAD models, 2D drawings, and part to part
– Full 3D color maps with deviation labels
– Section Inspection
– Dimensional Inspection
– Trend Analysis

View inside an automotive testing lab with heavy machinery used for compression and fatigue testing on automotive parts

The following is a list of primary ASTM standards used by our engineers. Please note, there are additional standards.
If you have questions about these standards, or another standard that’s not listed, don’t hesitate to contact our engineers.


Our experts perform this testing under ambient or controlled conditions to determine the tensile strength, yield point elongation, and other tension-related properties of your material.

 Standards We Test To

  Tensile Testing of Metallic Materials
  Compressive Yield Testing of Metallic Materials
– ASTM E399
  Standard Test Method for Linear-Elastic Plane-Strain Fracture Toughness KIc of Metallic Materials
– ASTM E466
  Axial Fatigue – Constant Stress Amplitude
– ASTM E606
  Axial Fatigue – Constant Strain Amplitude
– ASTM B645
  Standard Test Method for Linear-Elastic Plane-Strain Fracture Toughness of Aluminum Alloys
– ASTM E1820
  Standard Test Method for Measurement of Fracture Toughness Jic

Equipment Used For Testing

Machine used for mechanical testing. It's a device with two small steel hydraulic presses used to test an object against material fatigue

MTS 810 Material Testing System
The 810 Material Testing System delivers a broad array of testing
capabilities for both low and high force static and dynamic testing.

Force Capacities: 25 kN to 100 kN

1st Calibrated Point as low as 2N

Dynamic Stroke: 152 mm

Materials: plastics to aluminum, composites and steel

Testing capability: Tensile to high cycle fatigue, fracture mechanics, and durability of components

Machine used for mechanical testing. It's a device with a thin hydraulic press to test an object against tension, compression, bending, etc.MTS Landmark Floor-Standing and Table-Top
MTS Landmark Systems deliver a broad array of testing capabilities for
both low and high force static and dynamic testing.

Force Capacity: up to 250 kN

1st Calibrated Point as low as 2N

Dynamic Stroke: up to 250 mm

Materials: ranging in strength from plastics to aluminum, composites and steel

Testing capability: tension, compression, bending and fatigue tests; specialized tests for biomedical and biomechanical testing; and durability testing on small components

Unholtz-Dickie Model SAI60F-H560B 16LP

Blue circular shaped machine on wheels used for vibration testing

Vibration testing shaker

Vibration Test System

Shaker Type: Electrodynamic

Vibration Types: Sine, random, sine on random

Axis: X, Y, Z

Sine Force (pk) : 8,000 lbf (35.6 kN)

Random Force (rms): 8,000 lbf (35.6 kN)

Shock Force: 19,000 lbf (85kN)

Usable Frequency Range: 5 to 3,000 Hz

Stroke: Up to 2” pk-pk



Weiss Technik Model EVH50-2-8-RAC-CVL

Side view of an industrial X-ray CT scanning machine

Temperature/Humidity/Vibration Chamber

Temperature: – 50°C to + 150°C

Temperature Accuracy: +/-0.1°C to +/-0.5°C

Humidity: 10% RH to 95% RH

Humidity Accuracy: +/-1.0%RH to +/-5.0%RH

Test Space Dimensions: W 44″ (1118mm) x D 44” x H 44″

Temperature Ramp Rate: Heating Rate 2.2°C/minute

Cooling Rate 1.0°C/minute

ATOS III-Triple ScanHigh tech automotive 3D scanning camera with three lenses. The camera is red and grey and has the label
Easy scanning of shiny or dark surfaces and complex parts.

Camera Pixels: 2 x 8 000 000

Measuring Area: 38 x 29 – 2000 x 1500 ㎟

Point Spacing: 0.01 – 0.61 mm

Measured points per scan: 8 million points

Operating Temperature: 5 -40 degree, non condensing

Non-contact structured light 3D scanner for part digitizing

Simplify complex measurement tasks in product development and production

Shorten development processes

Improved product quality & faster measurement

Higher production throughput

XT H 225

X-ray scanning machine connected to a computer with duel monitors used for non-destructive X-ray inspections on automotive parts.

XT H 225 systems feature a microfocus X-ray source offering high image resolution.

Operationg Voltage: 30 to 225 kV

Beam current: 0 to 1mA

Power rating: 225 W High Power

Focal spot size: 3μm

Beam angle: 25° included angle, conical beam

Filament type: Tungsten

Manipulator max travel: 185 mm in X, 280 mm in Y and 730 mm in Z

Maximum weight: 15kg

Varian 2520Dx 16bit Digital Panel

Components We Test

Air Filter
Brake Pad
Front Bumper
Frontward Arm Lateral Link
Fuel Pump
Fuel Tank
Grille Assembly
Halogen Headlight
Interior Door Handle
Oxygen Sensor
Power Window Regulator
Side Tail Light
Spark Plug
Suspension Springs
Wheel Hub

Automotive Testing Lab Locations

JTL America’s headquarters and mechanical test laboratory is located in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The vibration and metrology laboratories are located in Livonia, Michigan. This is conveniently located within Southeast Michigan to serve the automotive industry. Our testing facilities hold the accreditation of ISO/IEC 17025:2017; this is the global standard of quality governing the operation of testing laboratories. We have the equipment, certifications, and expertise to conduct high quality, inspections and tests on automotive vehicles and their components.

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Our strict quality system strives to deliver accurate and reliable data. With our experienced and skilled technicians, we consistently provide unparalleled quality and innovation to our clients in the automotive industry. Because we value your trust as a client, we implement only the most meticulous processes. For all of your testing needs, do not hesitate to get in touch with us. Talk to our team today to learn more about our automotive testing solutions.