Failure analysis is the mechanical, physical, and chemical investigation into the cause and sequence of events that lead to a product condition in which the product no longer meets expectations.
If your product or component fails or does not perform as expected, Akshar laboratory applies materials science to provide the actionable information you need for continuous improvement efforts and warranty analysis.
Failure analysis testing can be valuable in any situation where knowing the true causes of a failure will fundamentally improve engineering and management decisions. Our materials, chemical, metallurgical, and mechanical testing experts will guide you through the entire process.
We work according to your schedule, ensuring that your project is completed quickly and on budget.
FAILURE ANALYSIS PROCESS:
At begins each investigation with a background review of the material or part that failed. Whenever possible, customers provide us with all pertinent information, including:
· Composition and fabrication of the failed item
· Circumstances leading to the failure
· Details of the failure event by completing our Failure Analysis Questionnaire
Based on the type of product and its history, engineers will perform a root cause failure analysis using the necessary testing and inspections to identify the cause of failure.
A metallurgical failure analysis may include any of the wide-range of mechanical testing, metallurgical evaluation, chemical analysis, nondestructive testing or dimensional inspection services performed.
Testing and inspection are performed using top-of-the-line equipment throughout the Lab, including our Scanning Electron Microscope with EDS capabilities. We can get the structural and behavioral results necessary for a thorough investigation and to uncover the probable root cause of the failure, including:
· Material composition
· Mechanical properties
· The existence of flaws or inconsistencies
When the failure analysis is completed, customers receive a comprehensive Failure Analysis Report with all findings from the investigation. This Report may include recommended actions to be taken with similar parts or materials to prevent a reoccurrence in the future.
FAILURE ANALYSIS CAPABILITIES
· Failure Investigation
· Testing & Inspection
· Failure Analysis Report
· Assistance with Expert Witness