located at Eastern Maine Community College

Materials Testing Laboratory
                                                                            serving New England and beyond since 1989
  Contact us at:

     (207) 974-4662 office
     (207 478-9824 cell
     354 Hogan Road
     Bangor, ME 04401


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   Test Center Services   We pride ourselves on having some of the fastest turnaround times in the business
   Full-time independent mechanical testing laboratory for over 21 years.
   We are fully accredited by the American Welding Society / AWS Accredited Lab Certificate No.: 910201
(QC4 Standard for AWS Accreditation of Facilities for AWS Certified Welder Program)

   Specializing in Welding and Brazing Procedure Specification (WPS/BPS) development
Welding and Brazing Procedure Qualification (PQR) testing
          ●  Welder and Brazer Performance Qualification (WPQ) testing
Development of In-house Company Welder Certifications to all major welding codes (i.e.  AWS, ASME, API, NAVSEA etc.)
 (may be welded at our facility or at your facility and shipped to us for testing)

 AWS National Welder Certification Testing     for more information see bottom of this page ↓      
Click Here for a Sample  of the AWS National Certification Card
AWS Certified Welding Inspection (CWI) Services
Welder training programs customized to your specific needs including certification test preparation.
Dept. Of Transportation, DOT 406 Specification for Hazardous Materials Cargo Tank - Compliance Testing
We offer Destructive Testing-Tensile Machining/Testing, Hardness Testing‑Rockwell/Brinell, Macro Etch Testing, Guided Bend Testing, etc.
Nondestructive Testing - Visual, Magnetic Particle and Dye Penetrant Testing
Supplying Testing and Practice Material - Beveled Pipe and Plate Coupons of most diameters and thicknesses.
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Click below for information on the EMCC Welding Technology Program

Welding Technology Program

NATIONAL WELDER CERTIFICATIONS OFFERED (watch for more offerings soon!)

 Structural Plate Welder Performance Qualification Tests

Pipe Welder Performance Qualification Tests

    Click on each test to bring up a description

Testing information available for the following certifications:

        AWS D1.1 Structural Welding Code-Steel 

Further information for these testing procedures can be requested from Tom Giles by clicking on the E-mail button.



These certifications are per the ASME code and maintained by AWS National Program

Testing information available for the following certifications:

Your certification remains valid as long as you submit your certification maintenance
forms every six months as required by the Code of Acceptance that governed your test.
As long as you can verify (have your employer sign the form) that you are still performing
the same welding as you originally tested for, your certification remains in effect.
But remember, you must send in your certification maintenance form.

    For AWS Maintenance forms click here

    Click Here for a Sample of the AWS National Certification Card

    Guide to Interpreting Abbreviations on AWS Certified Welder Card 

  AWS’s Free Online Certified Welder Verification Service
  Please click the link above and enter the Welder Certification Number.
  This number can be found on a wallet card produced by welder.
  The search will return the certification number, a name, and an expiration
  date for that individual.


Review the list of services provided by the Welding Test  Center