Across the Chesapeake Bay Bridge on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, RTI’s Headquarters and Research Centre provides state-of-the-art solutions such as live streaming and video recording, in-house AV systems, and inspection lighting and tools.

labs-render A.  Machine Shop
 B.  Drop & Impact Testing
 C.  Joint Inspection Lab
 D.  Evidence Storage
 E.  Non-Standardized Testing
 F.  Metallurgy Sample
 G.  Battery Testing
 H.  Electrical Testing
 I.  Microscopy Lab

Additional Features
  • Specimen fabrication for destructive testing
  • Cross-section and mount samples
  • Metallography and microstructural evaluation
  • Microstructural feature analysis (i.e., grain size, carbide precipitation)
  • Macro and micro digital imaging
  • Energy-dispersive X-ray 
  • Spectroscopy (EDS)
  • Hardness measurements (Knoop, Vickers, Rockwell, Brinell)
  • Chemical analysis
  • Mechanical testing
  • Field metallographic replication (FMR)
  • Fracture mode determination
  • Corrosion product analysis and corrosion mechanism identification
  • Analysis of Metals, Plastics, and Ceramics
  • Identify Failure Modes Associated with Corrosion, Mechanical Damage, Welding, Fabrication, Materials Selection, and Heat Treatment



  • Abrasive and Diamond Cut-off Saws
  • Heat Treating Furnaces
  • Automatic Polishing Equipment
  • Dedicated Etchant Fume Hood
  • Light Optical Microscopes, both Stereo and Monocular
  • Hirox Digital Microscope
  • Scanning Electron Microscope
  • Micro-Hardness Tester
  • CNC Machine
  • Wind Tunnel
  • Gantry Crane with 2000 pound capacity
  • Natural Gas Testing Rig
  • Wall Simulation Testing Rig
  • Impact Rig 
  • Drop Testing Rig
  • Infrared Point Cloud Sensors for Motion Capture
  • Analog Accelerometers for Detecting Impacts
  • Vacuum Ovens
  • Sound Level Meters
  • IR Thermometers