Products Fail — Engel Metallurgical Can Help Determine Why

At Engel Metallurgical, our engineers use industry standard testing and forensic analysis methodologies to determine where, when, how, and under what conditions materials fail. Our specialized equipment and industry experience allow us to deliver an extensive analysis of metallurgical failures you can use to guide your decisions and process development. 

After a comprehensive metallurgical failure analysis, we provide independent, expert guidance on a range of metrics, including the root cause of failure, the method by which failure occurred, and the microscopic factors that may have influenced the failure.   

Why Undergo Failure Analysis?

From a manufacturing perspective, failure analysis is a vital component of the product development process. Identifying how a product fails helps you, as a developer and manufacturer, determine the liability risks associated with the product. By determining the root cause of failures, you can make fundamental design changes to mitigate or eliminate those liability risks and simultaneously improve the product, making it more reliable in a variety of environments.  

Attorneys and insurance entities can also use failure analysis to uncover more information about specific products or metals, which can illuminate the root cause of a catastrophic failure. 

Why Undergo Failure Analysis?

From a manufacturing perspective, failure analysis is a vital component of the product development process. Identifying how a product fails helps you, as a developer and manufacturer, determine the liability risks associated with the product. By determining the root cause of failures, you can make fundamental design changes to mitigate or eliminate those liability risks and simultaneously improve the product, making it more reliable in a variety of environments.  

Attorneys and insurance entities can also use failure analysis to uncover more information about specific products or metals, which can illuminate the root cause of a catastrophic failure. 

Precise Results from an Accredited Laboratory 

Metallurgical failure analyses at Engel Metallurgical are conducted according to the highest standards of documentation and quality. During analysis, we keep meticulous notes and provide photographic documentation of all of our findings, including where and how the material failed. Our laboratory is ISO 17025 accredited and held to a high standard of competency, so you can rest assured that all test results are accurate and reliable.  

Specific testing methodologies in use at Engel Metallurgical for failure analyses include ASM Handbook, Vol. 11, ASTM E620, E678, E1188, E1492, and E2332.