Screw Failure Analysis

screw failure analysis
ATS' experienced professional failure analysts are commonly called upon to test and inspect screws, bolts and fasteners.

The best way to eliminate or minimize the possibility of service related failures is to perform quality assurance tests on batches of screws before they are placed in service to ensure products meet industry standards. In addition to our pre-service product evaluations, we also specialize in performing screw failure analyses on products that have failed during installation or while in service. These analyses frequently reveal failures due to material or manufacturing defects, poor selection, and improper material selection for the intended service environment.

When consumers experience personal injury or loss of assets due to screw failures attorneys may need a detailed failure analysis for litigation purposes. Our forensic analysis team has earned the highest reputation for quality initial inspection services, litigation support and expert witness testimonies.

All failure analysis lab testing is performed per industry standards; including but not limited to ASTM E2332, Standard Practice for Investigation and Analysis of Physical Component Failures, and applicable product specifications.

Failures Can Be The Result Of:
  • Poor Product Design
  • Inadequate Materials
  • Service Environment
  • Improper Material Selection
  • Manufacturing Defects
  • Improper Heat Treatment

We Test To The Following Standards:
  • ASTM
  • ASME
  • NACE
  • SAE

Our Laboratory Capabilities Include:
  • Nondestructive Testing
  • Chemical Analysis
  • Mechanical Testing (tensile, torque, hardness)
  • Hydrogen Embrittlement Testing
  • Metallographic Examination
  • Fractography (Scanning Electron Microscopy)
  • Accelerated Corrosion Testing