Our metallurgists are able to offer failure analysis and fractography services to find the cause of failures for engineering components. Using a wide range of analytical techniques, the aim is to isolate and identify the root cause of failure. Investigations may include visual and microscopic assessments, compositional analysis and hardness testing. Advanced techniques such as scanning electron microscopy and energy dispersive x-ray analysis can also be employed to aid with investigations as required.
Our metallurgists are available to visit failures on-site to advise on how to proceed with any analysis. ASAMS metallurgists are able to act as a professional expert witness in cases of dispute.
Please contact our metallurgist to discuss your particular requirements.
ASAMS is able to advise on material selection, interpretation of test results or mechanical properties, substitution of material grades and suitable surface treatment procedures or surface coatings.
A range of welding consultancy can be provided by ASAMS. This can either be carried out in-house or by an external consultant. Please contact our metallurgist for more details.