Achieving the desired quality and specifications for precision cast parts is essential for many industries and applications. While the investment casting process produces among the highest quality, most accurate parts, it is still imperative to test the castings to ensure the proper results. There are many different testing processes, from relatively simple and straightforward, such as the tensile or break tests, to highly advanced technical tests, like spectrographic analysis. Each measures or assesses a specific characteristic or property of the casting. A foundry should have these testing capabilities to make sure the castings they produce are to spec and top quality. It should also have the expertise on staff to select and administer the right test for each situation.