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Material failure analysis

Failure analysis is a technique to determine the cause of failure of a component utilizing detailed observation of the component, its surrounding and stresses that have been affecting  the component.  Numerous advanced laboratory techniques are used to aid in this type of investigation, and many are performed in-house at our advanced metallurgical and analytical facilities. We have the ability to examine failures of glasses and ceramics, polymers, metals and composites, utilizing techniques including metallography, optical microscopy, scanning electron microscopy (SEM), energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDS), and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR).