Your Comprehensive Metallurgy Analysis
Forensic Engineering International provides end-to-end metallurgy analysis. Our comprehensive approach includes both failure analysis and identification of contributory cause(s).
Products, components, and systems can fail for a variety of reasons, and failure is not always accompanied by a broken metal, plastic, wood, or other fractured surfaces.
The inability of a system, product, or component to reliably perform the function for which it was designed constitutes failure.
An accurate and thorough failure analysis to determine the origin and root cause frequently reveals more than one contributory cause played a role in the failure.
It is prudent to establish the proximate cause of failure and all contributory causes in order of importance or severity so that corrective action can prevent similar failures in the future.
Contributory causes include design deficiency, material selection, metallurgical fabrication, metallurgical processing, improper service usage, human performance, material defect, and damage from service or storage environment such as UV, ozone degradation, and corrosion damage.
Our metallurgists, materials scientists, mechanical engineers, statisticians, and accident investigators are among the most credible in the nation.
FEI expert witnesses have presented their conclusions at hundreds of trials, accident investigation boards, and U.S. Senate subcommittee hearings.
A metallurgist or metallurgical engineering team is available to conduct a failure analysis investigation worldwide for a variety of matters, including: