Using Electron Microscopy for Metallurgical Failure Analysis
- Created: Thursday, 11 December 2014 13:02
- Written by Derek Snider
Understanding why things fail is critical to preventing the failure in the future. Whether it is a single catastrophic failure whose root cause needs to be understood to prevent future critical failures or a test run of a prototype that is about to go to production understanding the root causes of a failure are essential.
Mechanical failures in particular can be complex and difficult to understand. When there is a mechanical failure of a material, several tests and images must be taken in order to understand the cause of the failure. Taking your sample to a lab with electron microscopy services can help you dig down further to find out where your failure might have occurred.