Material Failure Analysis

Everything is made up of some kind of material, including what we see on the surface, and microscopic surfaces we can't see with the naked eye. Following a failure, our experts examine the nuances of a material's composition. 

In order to analyze product-related failures, Envista's material failure experts have to understand the features and properties that differentiate materials like metals, concrete, plastics, wood, ceramics, etc. Each material requires specific scientific and analytical techniques that allow our experts to forensically determine the cause of failure.

The types of material analysis Envista provides include: 

  • Chemical analysis
  • Electron microscopy and X-ray spectroscopy
  • Microstructural analysis
  • Nondestructive testing
  • Stress analysis
  • Codes and standards interpretation
  • Finite element analysis
  • Mechanical testing
  • Photomicroscopy
  • Vibration analysis

Material Failure Experts

Our specialized team of metallurgists, chemists, engineers, and microbiologists have familiarity with ASTM, SAE, ASME/AMSI and ISO and other industry standards, as we are certified to investigate all types of material failures to determine whey a component or product failure. Most commonly, our team handles those related to:

  • Advanced Composites
  • Ceramics
  • Concrete
  • Coatings
  • Fatigue
  • Plastics
  • Building Materials
  • Coatings
  • Corrosion
  • Defective Materials
  • Metals
  • Wood Products
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