Failure Analysis

Whether your company is an OEM or vendor, when a part fails your reputation is on the line!

Most lab will provide data regarding the following questions:

MAI acknowledges a third question:

  • What will prevent it from failing again?

We believe in answers not just numbers! We know a true failure analysis must answer ALL 3 critical questions to resolve your credibility with you customers.

What is included in a full failure analysis?

  • A visual inspection and photos of the item as it is recieved by MAI.
  • Sectioning the sample for other testing
  • Scanning Electron Microscopy
  • Chemical Analysis
  • Hardness testing
  • Making Micros for microhardness or metallography
  • Metallography
  • Tensile testing
  • Charpy V-Notch testing
  • Engineering time to produce a report to include all the data collected from the various tests and the engineer’s suggestions to prevent future failures