Failure Analysis

Failure and corrosion cost less to prevent than to correct.  That is why the Modern Materials Research Division offers a full range of metallurgical testing and inspection services.

The economic effects of corrosion result in $70 billion in damage a year.  This occurs as a result of equipment loss, plant shutdown, reduced efficiency, and loss of product.

Failures can result from product design errors, improper material selection, material defects from fabrication or heat treatment, corrosion, or non-design forces acting on a component.  Failure analysis isolates causes to help ensure that costly replacement, injuries, or down-time don’t recur.  Design-phase materials consultation and routine QC metallography can help anticipate problems and prevent failures.

Failure Analysis Services

  • Metallic Materials
  • Polymeric Materials
  • Ceramic Materials
  • Composite Materials
  • Construction Materials
  • Powdered Metals
  • Paints and Coatings
  • Corrosion Analysis
  • Machinery and Structures
  • Automotive and Heavy Equipment
  • Aircraft
  • Mining Equipment
  • Oil Field Equipment and Pipeline
  • Consumer Products

Materials Engineering Services

  • Materials Engineering Services
  • Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM)
  • Energy Dispersive Spectroscopy (EDS)
  • Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM)
  • Powder X-Ray Diffraction (XRD)
  • Electrochemical Testing
  • Materials Selection and Evaluation
  • Manufacturing Process Problem Solving
  • Complete Photographic Services
  • Expert Legal Witness
  • Independent Lab Services
  • For Insurance Companies
  • Contract Research and Development