Exova Group, a U.K.-based global testing and inspection services company, signed a three-year deal with The Ulven Companies to provide mechanical, chemical and metallography testing services. Exova will deliver a program of fatigue, creep and thermal testing of wrought aerospace-grade alloys at Ulven’s materials testing laboratory in Portland, Ore. Ulven is one of the world’s leading providers of metal forging and foundry services for applications in industries including aerospace, military and oil and gas. According to Exova, it will support Ulven's advancement of specialty forgings along with the steel castings manufactured by Wolf Steel Foundry.