Customer Focus: Failure analysis is an important aspect of product development and process improvement to ultimately help prevent future failures. Moreover, Failure analysis is a comprehensive approach to determine the root cause of how or why a material or product failed.
Each failure analysis investigation begins with an in-depth discovery of the material or part that failed including its composition, application and environment. Based on background information, many different testing and inspection services may be used to identify the cause of the failure. A failure analysis will always include fractographic investigations, but may also include hardness testing, mechanical testing, metallographic evaluation, chemical analysis, NDT or dimensional inspection services.
While identifying the root cause(s) is the primary goal of any failure analysis, with Secat’s advanced interpretive analysis of the data, Secat can identify the key variables in your process to reduce future defects. Additionally, Secat staff can help you navigate issues by supporting you in the development of fishbone diagrams, 5 why’s, corrective actions and other standard problem-solving methods.