This is an area in engineering where (physical) metallurgists carry out visual studies/evaluations on failed components/parts in order to ascertain the possible cause of failure. These studies are in turn used to prevent similar incidents from occurring in the future.
WHAT WE CAN DO
Our failure analysis/metallurgical evaluation activities are usually limited but not restricted to our laboratory space. This means our customers normally bring failed components with detailed information such as drawings, operation mechanism and metallurgical design specifications. We have carried out evaluations on the following components amongst many;
Drive gears (case/induction hardened) and pinions
Screws, studs, bolts
Crusher liners and wear plates