Spring Failure Analysis

spring failure analysis
At Applied Technical Services our Forensic Failure Analysis team performs spring failure analysis on a variety of spring types for companies from a wide range of industries such as automotive, aerospace, military, nuclear, consumer products and more.

Our comprehensive testing can find the cause of failure whether it is due to inappropriate design and application, defective material, manufacturing defects, and/or environmental effects.

At ATS our specific testing services include valve spring failure, coil spring failure, leaf spring failure to name a few and uncover the morphology (mode) of failure on extension or compression springs, and determine if metallurgical and environmental factors and operating conditions at the time of failure have played a role. In addition to our multifaceted analysis, ATS implements a stringent quality assurance program to achieve accurate and reliable results.

Any industry established benchmarks are carried out by ATS meeting all spring failure analysis testing standards, including but not limited to ASTM E2332, Standard Practice for Investigation and Analysis of Physical Component Failures, and applicable specialized procedures. Our overall investigation, inspection, and quality assurance services positions ATS as a leader in failure analysis for our customers.

Common Causes of Spring Failures:
  • Manufacturing Processes
  • Fatigue
  • Product Design Issues
  • Inadequate Materials
  • Improper Service
  • Environmental Effects

Spring Failure Analysis Methods:
  • Chemical Analysis
  • Microhardness Testing
  • Metallography
  • Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM)
  • Visual Inspection
  • Mechanical Testing