Evidence-driven analysis to discover root causes for mechanical and material failures
Failure Evaluations are a critical aspect of product development and improvement systems. When a product prematurely fails, expert investigation of the failure is necessary to discover the root cause. Common sources of failures include product design, source materials, manufacturing processes and improper usage.
Accutek has hands-on experience discovering reasons for failures involving various metals, coatings, assemblies and weldments, as well as product failures for a variety of industries. Our diagnostic equipment and experienced engineering staff allow us to perform efficient and timely discovery in our lab.
Deliverables for analysis
After our initial discussion regarding your analysis, we will define the goal of the evaluation and define a test plan. Once testing has been performed, we will provide the following summary in our expert report:
Observations → Conclusions → Recommendations
- Observations: Results of tests performed, description of anomalies and pictures of the testing process.
- Conclusions: Explanation of how test results confirm or eliminate possible culprits of the failure.
- Recommendations: Suggestions of corrective actions based upon the conclusions.
Our priority is to deliver your failure evaluation quickly and economically.
Typical tests for Failure Analysis include: