tensile.161447Recently, the metallurgical lab enhanced their tensile and compression testing capabilities through the addition of the Tinius Olsen 300SL testing machine.  This instrument has a capacity of 60,000 psi in tension and 80,000 psi in compression modes.  It also has a load accuracy of +/- 0.5% ensuring precise results when analyzing mechanical properties (Ultimate tensile strength, yield strength, elongation, Young’s Modulus, compression strength, etc.) of materials.  This new addition to the metallurgical lab enables the mechanical evaluation of a wide range of alloys and test specimens to meet customer needs.

For more information about tensile and compression testing or any of our metallurgical lab services, please contact Met Lab Manager Walt Custer at 937-298-9390 or via email.


Please note that all ATS offices and labs will be closed on Monday, September 7th in observance of Labor Day. We will reopen on Tuesday, September 8th with normal business hours.

We wish you a safe and happy holiday weekend

MFG DAY 2015

What exactly IS Manufacturing Day?

Started just a few short years ago as an annual event that occurs on the first Friday of October, Manufacturing Day is an occasion during which North American manufacturers open their doors to showcase the potential of modern manufacturing and foster interest in manufacturing careers.MFD_Logo_nodate_2015_R_Color.162138

We are excited to welcome students and educators to our facility on Friday, October 2nd!  During MFG Day, we will be hosting scheduled facility tours with inspection demonstrations for school groups from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM.  To schedule a tour, please call Joy McMeekin at 937-298-9390 or contact via email.  All guests should wear closed toe shoes.  Safety glasses will be provided.  Depending on group size, we may be able to provide a space for eating your brown bag lunch.

From 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM, we will be open to the public for facility tours and demonstrations.

For more information on MFG Day, visit www.mfgday.com.

To see our event on the MFG Day site and register online, click here.

We also recommend you watch this very cool video produced by the Rock MFG Day promoters!


Do you have plans to attend AMTS this year?  American Testing Services is excited to be exhibiting again.  Don’t miss this year’s show – it’s packed with equipment and unbeatable networking opportunities, a revamped floor plan featuring upscale concessions, bar and lounge areas, and exciting seminars right on the show floor.  And don’t forget to stop by booth #407 to visit our team!

Show dates and times are:
Wednesday, October 21st – 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Thursday, October 22nd – 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Dayton Airport Expo Center
3900 McCauley Drive
Vandalia, OH  45377

For more information on the show, please visit www.daytonamts.com.

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American Testing Services is currently hiring entry level positions to support our Dayton, Ohio lab and field operations.  Successful candidates are those with good math skills; availability to work first, second, or third shift; and desire to build a rewarding career.  Willingness to work at height via ladders, scaffolding, structure climb, aerial lift, and/or crane basket is preferred.

Will be asked to:
• Move, carry, lift objects in excess of 40 lbs
• Climb and work off of ladders, stairs, and scaffolding in excess of 100 ft
• Work extended hours and stand for extended periods of time
• Work in indoor and outdoor environments in conditions of heat and cold
• Work in and near industrial hazards.

Training in non-destructive testing methodologies and other necessary job skills will be provided.

Apply by submitting a resume on our website, emailing a resume, or completing an employment application in person at our office.


To register for either class, please contact Dan Reynolds at 937-298-9390 or via email.

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September 14 – 18, 2015

Class will be held at the ATS offices and consist of 32 hours of classroom training (Monday through Thursday) and a testing day on Friday.  Meets all SNT-TC-1A (Society for Non-Destructive Testing) and NAS 410 (National Aerospace Standards) requirements.  All classroom materials, including the ASNT student package with study guide and handbook, are provided.

Class hours are Monday:  8:30 AM – 4:30 PM, Tuesday through Thursday:  8:00 AM – 4:00PM, and Friday:  8:00 AM – mid-afternoon.

The cost is $995 per person. Refresher training and Level II re-testing are also available during these classes at a discounted rate.

Radiation Safety
October 5 – 9, 2015

This 40 hour class is a requirement for anyone using radiograph equipment seeking IRRSP (Industrial Radiography Radiation Safety Personnel) certification or re-certification. The curriculum is structured following the guidelines for safety measurements mandated by state codes. This course is a prerequisite to the state examination.

Class hours are:  Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

Cost is $1,200 per person.


A big “thank you” to everyone who visited our open house on Thursday, August 27th!  We were very excited to welcome 123 customers, vendors, fellow DRMA members, friends and family to our new location.  View some photos from the event on ourFacebook page.


One of the newest faces here at American Testing Services is Matt Wireman. Matt will start out in our Shipping and Receiving department and then will train with our amusement park inspection team. In the next few months he will get to know our valued customers and how things work here at our facility. Then he will begin working on his experience hours and training to become certified in a few of our different testing methods.PhotoMatt.155738

Matt is a Dayton native and did a little of everything before joining our staff. His most recent place of employment was Warped Wing Brewing Company in downtown Dayton, and he says it’s as awesome as people claim. Matt also does custom tile work on the side.

A self-proclaimed avid disk golf player, Matt is looking forward to a tournament later this month. For the last ten years Matt has been a guitar player for a local band. Welcome to ATS Matt!


If you know Chris Small, you know he is a big guy with abig appetite!  Chris loves eating out at the many great locally owned restaurants and pubs in the Miami Valley.  Each month he’ll share one of his favorites with you.

Dark Horse Tavern – 209 Byers Road • Miamisburg, Ohio 45342 – www.dhtmiamisburg.com

Those of you that have been in Dayton for a while will remember a place called The Byers Inn. It was a great place to hear live music on a Sunday night. Several years ago The Byers Inn was purchased, completely remodeled, and renamed the “Dark Horse Tavern.”dark-horse-tavern.135939

When you arrive at the Dark Horse Tavern you’ll notice the southwestern style design. Once inside, it becomes even more apparent. I enjoy sitting at the wrap around bar, but there are several booths as well as tables. I start out with one of their seasonal beers on tap, and I really enjoy their Smoked Wings & Drums.  If smoked isn’t your thing you might try the Texas Nachos (chips with chicken, chili, cheese, tomatoes, jalapenos, onions, sour cream, salsa, and guacamole) or Pretzel Sticks with Nacho Cheese.

The Dark Horse specializes in pit smoked entrees including dry rubbed mesquite baby back ribs, chicken, pulled pork, and Texas brisket. All of these are excellent choices with a choice of two sides. They also offer soups, salads, a number of different sandwiches, and wraps.

The food, drinks, and service are all wonderful here. They have a party room for special events, and they still feature great live music on the weekends.