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Welcome to Industrial Metallurgists, LLC!

We know most engineers understand the key principles of product design and manufacturing.  Our pledge is to complement this understanding and help clients improve productivity and profitability by identifying the materials that optimize efficiency, minimize cost, and limit probability of product failure. 

Industrial Metallurgists, LLC offers materials engineering consulting and training that enables clients to:

  • Decrease product design time
  • Reduce quality problems
  • Quickly solve design, manufacturing, and supplier problems
  • Select capable suppliers

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Case Study: Cracking Chuck Failure Analysis

Posted by Michael Pfeifer, Ph.D., P.E.
Chuck with crack

A stainless steel tool chuck was cracking during product assembly, affecting about 30% of all chuck. A failure analysis of the cracked chucks and analysis of the chuck design and manufacturing process was performed to determine the root cause of the cracking. This article discusses the findings and how the problem could have been prevented.


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