FRONTICS

FRONTICS is global leading company specialized in material properties assessment equipment by IIT.

About FRONTICS

FRONTICS, Inc. was established in September 2000, and it was derived from a Korean government-designated “Micromaterials & Reliability Laboratory” under the Research Institute of Advanced Materials at Seoul National University and it is specialized in material property assessment equipment.

 

With our global leading technology, we have developed automated indentation system for the first time in Korea to provide “Fast & Precise Solutions for Quality & Reliability” to assess reliability and safety of all product range from materials, parts, system and industrial structures. Furthermore, based on our advanced indentation technique, we have shared our technology and carried out researched with the industries and research institutes all over the world. Our equipment have been delivered to leading companies like Samsung, POSCO, Hyundai MOBIS, Doosan Heavy Industries, KOGAS, KITECH, GE, Exxonmobil, Shell, Boeing, TDW and PG&E and also, we are building domestic and international technical network by delivering to leading research institutes like KTR, KEPRI, RIST, KTL and TWI

Unlike existing destructive measurement equipment and evaluating method, AIS Series delivers IIT testing method which is non-destructive, economic and efficient measuring method to provide reliability solution by evaluating wide range of scope from local area of nano scale to properties in macro scale of existing industrial facilities.

Research Institute affiliated with FRONTICS, Inc. continuously develops indentation technique and analyzes materials, mechanical property assessment, damage analysis and product life prediction. With all these effort, we are leading global market with our state-of-the-art technology.

 


Corporate Identity

We aim to lead global market with new technology; our word mark reflects this philosophy to feature initiative and simplicity. The image of company word mark represents growth and expansion and it shows our firm objective to grow as a competitive business in our filed.



History

2016
  • 12
    • Registration for portable tester
    • Registration for estimation of interface bonding strength specimen
  • 10
    • Registration for Indentation tester
    • Registration for Portable tester
  • 7
    • Registration pending for Method for measuring fracture toughness using continuous indentation technique
    • Signed the MOU FRONTICS, Inc., and NSST MOU Signing Ceremony
    • Signed the MOU FRONTICS, Inc., and APN MOU Signing Ceremony
  • 5
    • Registration pending for potable tester of measuring instrument installed shielding function
  • 4
    • Registration for trademark of "AIS" (RUSSIA)
  • 3
    • FRONTICS, Inc. - Saudi Aramco demonstration
    • Registration for trademark of logo (RUSSIA)
2015
  • 12
    • Registration for trademark of "FRONTICS" (USA)
  • 10
    • Registration pending for Portable Apparatus for Surface Inspection and Eletrolytic Polishing (US, CN)
  • 8
    • Registration pending for Method for measuring residual stress using Instrumented indentation test (EU)
    • Signed the MOU FRONTICS, Inc., SHANGHAI JIAO TONG UNIVERSITY and SEOUL NATIONAL UNIVERSITY. MOU Signing Ceremony
  • 5
    • Developed the model of AIS-High durability
  • 3
    • Made a partnership contract with Cobalt Trading Co., Ltd. in Seoul for Saudi Arabia market
2014
  • 12
    • Applied for trademark of "FRONTICS", "AIS" (USA, China, Russia)
  • 9
    • Development and release of Hybrid Micro-AIS(F)
  • 6
    • Korea patented for Calculation method of Yield strength and tensile strength of Machining hardened using Instrumented indentation test of variables
  • 3
    • Korea patented for Method for measuring residual stress using Instrumented indentation test
2013
  • 8
    • Made a partnership contract with Hebronstar in Seoul for Indonesia, Malysia market
  • 6
    • Made a partnership contract with BCYEP&ST in Beijing for China market
    • Made a partnership contract with DAMOOL Industrial in Seoul for Middle East market
2012
  • 4
    • Established Frontics America, foreign corporate body in Chicaco, USA
  • 3
    • Made a partnership contract with Fore in Turkey for Turkish market
    • Made a partnership contract with DSL in UK for European market
  • 1
    • Made a partnership contract as a Korean Agency with Minus K, American company for product sales
2011
  • 12
    • Published ASME BPVC Section IX Code Case 2703
  • 11
    • Selected as a small to mid sized export oriented rising business
  • 9
    • Made a partnership contract with WGAM in Seoul, Korea for Middle east market
  • 4
    • Made a partnership contract with Conus in USA for North American market
    • Made a partnership contract with LPR Global in Canada for North American market
    • Releases Nano-AIS (First release of Nano scale equipment in Korea)
  • 2
    • First delivery to aviation industry (Boeing, USA, AIS 2100)
2010
  • 11
    • Released automated instrumented indentation tester (AIT-U)
  • 9
    • Registered as a vendor on CCR (Central Contractor registration) of the US Federal Agency Registration system.
2009
  • 10
    • Obtained quality management system standard (KSQ ISO9001: 2009 / ISO9001:2008)
  • 9
    • Head office expanded and relocated.
  • 8
    • Formed ASME Code Case TG(Tasking Group) – ASME section IX
  • 1
    • Released Micro - AIS and AIS3000 Compact
2008
  • 10
    • Approved by ISO/TR29381
  • 4
    • Selected as an excellent product by the Public Procurement Service
2007
  • 12
    • Awarded the grand prize for utilizing new technology (AIS3000) by minister of Korea ministry of Commerce Industry and Energy. (Residual stress evaluation system using indentation technique)
  • 5
    • Established Frontics West in California, USA for North American market
2006
  • 11
    • Designated as a INNOBIZ business. (Small to mid sized innovative business)
  • 10
    • KEPIC approved the Instrumented Indentation Technique (KEPIC ADF A370)
  • 9
    • Draft accepted to ISO TC 164 SC3 CD Stage
  • 3
    • Developed the prototype model of Micro AIS
  • 1
    • Acquired NeP(New Excellent Product) Certification for AIS3000 (certified by Korean Agency for Technology and Standards)
2005
  • 11
    • Acquired Korea NT(New Technology) Certification for AIS3000
  • 9
    • Korea patented for Residual Stress Evaluation System (including SW)
  • 7
    • The development of Micro-AIS started.
    • Japan patented for Residual Stress Evaluation System (including SW)
  • 5
    • Korea patented for Fracture Toughness Evaluation System (including analysis method)
    • Residual Stress Measurement technique designated as a Korean Standards. (KS B0951)
  • 4
    • Proposed to KEPIC for regulation
  • 1
    • US patented for Residual Stress Measurement System
2004
  • 11
    • Applied for a domestic patent on fracture toughness evaluation system
    • Released a non-destructive fracture toughness test using Instrumented Indentation Technique
  • 10
    • Formed ASTM E28.06.14 Tasking Group Stage
    • Formed ISO TC 164 SC3 Working Group
    • Notice given on an enactment of KS on method of residual stress evaluation on metal welded region (KSB0951)
  • 8
    • Released AIS2100(AIS2000 upgraded equipment)
  • 7
    • Released non-destructive residual stress evaluating system using indentation technique(AIS3000)/SW ver. 1.0
2003
  • 7
    • Obtained membership of ISO and ASTM
  • 3
    • Applied for the US/Japanese patent on residual stress evaluation system
    • First export made to overseas. (GE Oil & Gas)
    • Released a prototype model of non-destructive residual stress evaluating system using indentation technique
2002
  • 11
    • Instrumented Indentation Technique published as a Korean Standards.(KSB0950)
  • 7
    • Applied for the US patent on residual stress evaluation system.
  • 2
    • Applied for domestic patent on residual stress evaluation system.
2001
  • 9
    • Selected as a qualified business to get support in development of new products (Korea Industrial Technology Association, the Ministry of Science and Technology)
  • 7
    • Applied for Japanese patent on tensile properties evaluation system.
  • 1
    • Acquired Korea NT(New Technology) Certification for AIS2000
2000
  • 12
    • Designated as TBI(Technology Business Incubator) business (by the Ministry of Knowledge and Economy)
  • 11
    • Awarded a certificate of venture company (approved by Small and Medium Business Administration)
  • 10
    • Released Advanced Indentation System(AIS) and applied for patent
  • 9
    • Founded as FRONTICS, Inc.

Certifications

[Code/Foreign] ASME Code case
ASME Code case 2703 - Instrumented Indentation Testing as Alternative Hardness Test for QW-290 Temper Bead Welding Section IX
[Standard/Int'l] ISO/DTR 29381
ISO/DTR 29381 - Measurement of mechanical properties by instrumented indentation test - Indentation tensile properties
[Code/Korea] KEPIC
KEPIC-MDF A 370 - Instrumented indentation test
[Standard/Korea] KS
KS B 0950 - Instrumented indentation testing of metallic material - Indentation evaluation of tensile properties
[Standard/Korea] KS
KS B 0951 - Instrumented indentation testing of steel weld zone - Evaluation of residual stress
[Korea] PROMISING EXPORT FIRM by Small and Medium Business Administration Rebuplic of Korea
CERTIFICATE OF PROMISING EXPORT FIRM
[Korea] Small and Medium Business Administration Rebuplic of Korea
CERTIFICATE OF INNO-BIZ
[Korea] CreBizQM
Quality Management System Standard: KS Q ISO9001:2009/ISO9001:2008
[EU] CE Mark (expiration)
[EU] CE Mark - RF sector
[EU] CE Mark
[EU] CE Mark - CERTIFICATE of Conformity (Safety sector) Portable Residual Measurement(AIS3000, AIS2000, SP6010A)
[EU] CE Mark
[EU] CE Mark - Rediated Emmission, Conducted Emission ; EMI - Portable Advanced Indentation System2100(AIS-2100)
[EU] CE Mark
[EU] CE Mark - Radiated Susceptibility, Conducted Susceptibility ; EMS - Portable Advanced Indentation System 2100(AIS-2100)
[EU] CE Mark
[EU] CE Mark - DECLARATION OF Conformity - Portable Advanced Indentation System 2100(AIS-2100)
[International] IECEE
IEC system for conformity testing and certification of Electrical Equipment, IECEE - Portable Residual Measurement(AIS-2100, SP6010A)
[International] FCC
Federal Communication Commission, FCC - Portable Indentation-Typed Residual stress testing machine(AIS-2100)
Other certifications
Other certifications
[U.S.A] No. 9,702,798
Method for evaluating fracture toughness using instrumented indentation testing
[RUSSIA] No. 2611078
Method for evaluating residual stress by using instrumented indentation test technique, storage medium storing computer program including same, and indentation test apparatus for preforming instrumented indentation test by operating storage medium
[Domestic] No. 10-1727504
Portable tester of Measuring instrument with masking device
[Domestic] No. 10-1707492
Evaluating method of fracture toughness using continuous indentation technique
[Domestic] No. 20-0482069
Portable tester fixture
[Domestic] No. 10-1670760
Indentation tester
[Domestic] No. 10-1670762
Portable tester
[Domestic] No. 10-1628705
Portable tester fixture
[Domestic] No. 0364112
Decision method of tensile strength using continuous indentation technique
[Domestic] No. 0384732
Decision method of tensile strength using continuous indentation technique
[Domestic] No. 0404659
Estimation of interface bonding strength specimen
[Domestic] No. 0408703
Specimen support fixture for tensile test using small specimen
[Domestic] No. 0643193
Decision method of work-hardening exponent, stress factor, yield strength and tensile strength usin continuous indentation technique of materials on linearity work-hardening
[Domestic] No. 0965226
Evaluating method of residual stress using continuous indentation technique
[Domestic] No. 1117661
Evaluating method of residual stress using instrumented indentation tester built-in MYCOM
[Domestic] No. 1152323
Estimation of non-equiaxial stress using instrumented indentation technique
[Domestic] No. 1373059
Evaluating method of residual stress using continuous indentation test
[Domestic] No. 1407405
[Domestic] No. 1471938
Evaluating method of residual stress and principal stress using continuous indentation test
[Domestic] No. 10-1531953
Portable apparatus for surface inspection and electrolytic polishing
[Domestic] No. 10-1685507
Adhesion test methods
[Japan] No. 3702203
Continuous indentation test
[Japan] No. 3959484
apparatus for determining residual stress, method for determining residual stress data using it, residual stress determining method using it and recording medium thereof
[Japan] No. 4784774
Evaluating method of the fracture toughness using the continuous indentation method
[Japan] No. 5017600
estimation of non-equiaxial stress using instrumented indentation technique
[U.S.A] No. 6718820
Apparatus for indentation test and method for measuring mechanical properties using it
[U.S.A] No. 6851300
apparatus for determining residual stress, method for determining residual stress data using it, residual stress determining method using it and recording medium thereof
[U.S.A] No. 7472603
Evaluating method of the residual stress determining method using the continuous indentation method
[U.S.A] No. 7487051
Evaluating method of the fracture toughness using the continuous indentation method
[U.S.A] No. 8214162
estimation of non-equiaxial stress using instrumented indentation technique
[Europe] No. 1 815 229
Evaluating method the fracture toughness using the continuous indentation method
[Domestic] No. 0512681
FRONTICS
[Domestic] No. 0512682
AIS
[Domestic] No. 40-1118130
Symbol + FRONTICS
[Domestic] No. 40-1118131
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[U.S.A] No. 4655549
AIS
[U.S.A] No. 4655549
FRONTICS
[U.S.A] No. 4655549
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[Russia] No. 571730
AIS
[Russia] No. 571264
FRONTICS
[Russia] No. 568552
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[China] No. 15692248
AIS
[China] No. 15692249
FRONTICS
[China] No. 15716219
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