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Magnetic Particle Inspection

Service Detail from Aerospace Defense Coatings Of Georgia

The magnetic particle examination method is used to detect cracks, laps, seams, inclusions, and other discontinuities on or near the surface of ferromagnetic materials. Magnetic particle examination may be applied to raw material, billets, finished and semi-finished materials, welds, and in-service parts. Magnetic particle examination is not applicable to non-ferromagnetic metals and alloys such as austenitic stainless steels.


Type of Process

Magnetic Particle Inspection


Magnetic particle examination method is used to detect cracks, laps, seams, inclusions, and other discontinuities on or near the surface of ferromagnetic materials.

Process Approvals

We offer the following specifications for Magnetic Particle Inspection:

  • MIL-I-6868: Inspection Process, Magnetic Particle

  • MIL-STD-1907: Inspection, Liquid Penetrant and Magnetic Particle, Soundness Requirements for Materials, Parts and Weldments

  • MIL-STD-1949: Inspection, Magnetic Particle

  • MIL-STD-410: Nondestructive Testing Personnel Qualification and Certification

  • BAC 5424: Magnetic Particle Inspection
  • BSS 7040: Magnetic Particle Inspection
  • BSS 7698: NDI Personnel Certification Level III Magnetic
  • CSTI001: Magnetic Particle Inspection
  • DPS 4.704: Magnetic Particle Inspection
  • DPS 4.747: NDT Procedure Approval
  • MC-1018: Magnetic Particle Inspection
  • NAS410 Certification

Base Materials Worked

All ferromagnetic metals and alloys.


All Magnetic Particle Inspection Services are performed manually to ensure the proper care is given to each step.

Additional Operations

We offer several additional operations that may be required for your product: Cleaning, Penetrant Inspection (NDT), Hardness & Conductivity Testing (NDT), Dry Film/Solid Film Lubricants and Primer & Topcoat Painting.
Please let us know if you require any of these additional services.

Quality Control

All processes are subject to our rigorous Quality Assurance process. All work is reviewed and inspected to be in compliance with the specification (Process Approval requested).

Industries Served

We are committed to providing the aerospace and defense industries with the highest quality metal finishing, testing, and painting available.

Environmental Responsibility

As a corporate citizen, we are committed to responsibly protecting our environment. We have a state-of-the-art $2 Million Waste Prevention System in place. All hazardous waste materials are 100% recycled and rendered harmless.
We know that this is important to you, and so we maintain an open door policy concerning environmental inspections of our facility.


With over 50 years in the metal finishing industry, we have the expertise you can depend on.

Minimum Order

We can provide Magnetic Particle Inspection Services for prototype to high volume runs.

Drawing Submissions

We accept both e-mailed (DWG, DXF, PDF, all image files) and faxed drawings.

Special Instructions

Please Attach Drawing Below If Available