Material Failure Investigation

MTD has an international and established reputation in Metallurgical testing and diagnoses of material failures and their causes, offering process support and material failure investigations to a broad spectrum of industries including Aerospace, Marine, Energy, Automotive, Medical and Steel Fabrication.

Our fully trained and experienced staff prepare and examine microstructures of metals and alloys, using a variety of destructive and non-destructive methods including optical microscopes and scanning electron microscopes (SEM). The SEM can be used in the examination of surfaces and fractures at up to 100,000 times magnification.

Microstructural examination is undertaken to evaluate the efficiency of heat treatment and processing variables in addition to diagnosing causes of failures in service.

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