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Failure, damage of metallic parts

Area of expertise

Metallic materials

Analyse and understand the failure of a part, product or metallic equipment


YOUR EXPECTATIONS

A metallic part is considered to be defective when it no longer ensures its function (damaging, fracture, alteration of the surface appearance, variation of geometry or its mechanical characteristics).

Further to the failure of the metallic part, you would like to conduct an analysis in order to:

  • identify the causes, origins and solutions
  • understand the damage or aging phenomenon (phenomena)
  • determine the liability of the parties involved (designer, supplier, manufacturer, user)
OUR SOLUTIONS

We offer and conduct a comprehensive investigation which leverages on a stringent methodology based on all the examinations and parameters related to the failure:

  • expert investigation on site
  • analysis of fracture, wear, distortion, corrosion, surface alteration, geometrical and material health analysis, mechanical and physical characterisation of materials
  • simulation in the laboratory: accelerated aging (corrosion, wear/friction, fatigue, creep)
  • identification of any design, manufacturing or use defects
  • advice regarding the redesign and improvement of processes
YOUR BENEFITS
  • Multisector expertise based on more than 50 years of experience
  • Our organisation is recognised with legal expert and insurance companies
  • Neutrality and independence that guarantees the objectivity of our results
  • A comprehensive and multi-skilled approach which addresses the failure from its origin to the implementation of practical solutions
  • Access to the most advanced technologies, skills and equipment
  • Responsiveness and mobility of our teams in France or abroad to cope with your emergency situations

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 En confiant votre expertise au Cetim, centre technique indépendant et neutre, vous êtes assuré d'une approche objective, compétente et factuelle.
Nos équipes dédiées pratiquent l'analyse des défaillance au quotidien et s'engagent sur des diagnostics.
Savoir pourquoi est notre coeur de métier.
Savoir quoi faire est notre atout, pour que vous tiriez de cet événement une nouvelle force de compétitivité !
Le Cetim est leader français en analyse de défaillances mécaniques, enrichi de sont expérience de 30 ans, de 1000 nouveaux cas traités par an dans tous les domaines de la mécanique.

 

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Failure analysis

Mechanical breakdown, non-compliant product ? Our dedicated teams do failure analyses on a daily basis and give you assents and recommendations to help you understand the causes and origins of the problem.

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