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Training, failure analysis, and consulting

We offer metallurgy courses, failure analysis, and materials engineering consulting that enables clients to:

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

We know most engineers understand the key principles of product design and manufacturing.  We complement this understanding with our metallurgy and materials engineering expertise to help clients improve productivity and profitability.

recent articles

Cracked 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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