Metallurgical Failure Analysis

Whether you are investigating a single component or dealing with a system failure, you can rely on the Applied Technical Systems failure analysis group’s expertise and testing techniques to meet your full failure analysis needs.

ATS' Metallurgical Failure Analysis Services

From fractures to formability problems, corrosion to wear, our analysts will find the root cause of the failure and assist in plans for prevention.

Applied Technical Services’ metallurgists and professional engineers routinely conduct failure analyses on a wide variety of materials, including alloy steels, stainless steels, titanium alloys, superalloys, copper and aluminum alloys, plastics, ceramics and glass.

Failure analysts commonly use multiple test techniques to determine the root cause of the problem: visual examination, optical fractography, scanning electron microscopy, energy dispersive spectroscopy, hardness testing, mechanical testing, x-ray diffraction, chemical analysis and metallographic techniques being the most common ones.

Should the scope of analysis call for additional expertise, the Failure Analysis Group can consult with engineers in other divisions of ATS, including Forensics, Mechanical Engineering, and Dimensional Inspection.

Testing is performed per industry standards in our ISO 9001 certified labs, including ASTM E2332, Standard Practice for Investigation and Analysis of Physical Component Failures, and applicable specialized procedures.

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