Metallurgical and Failure Analysis Service

The key to preventing failure occurrence is understanding the true mode of failure. Force Technology uses scientific process and our long-term experience in this field to understand the root cause of failure.

We use the following failure analysis techniques:

  • Fractography
  • Metallography
  • Micro Hardness Testing
  • Digital Microscopy
  • SEM Scanning Electron Microscopy
  • XRD Residual Stress Analysis
  • EDF Extended Depth of Focus
  • EDX Energy Dispersive X-ray Spectroscopy

The nuances of failures of spring components are often particular to the spring environment. The long experience of Force Technology in this field, particularly with very high cycle fatigue components, has resulted in an exceptional expertise in understanding the modes of failure, which can typically include:

  • Torsional Fatigue Failure
  • Bending Fatigue Failure
  • Non-Metallic Particle Inclusion
  • Mechanical Damage & Wear
  • Fretting Fatigue
  • Hydrogen Embrittlement
  • Inadequate Surface Residual Stress
  • Surface Corrosion
  • Defective Metallic Structure