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Failure of bolted, welded, riveted or adhesive bonded assemblies

Area of expertise

Mechanical products and processes


Understand the origin of failure for robust assemblies


Having experienced an assembly failure, you need an expert to:

  • Understand why your bolted, riveted, welded or bonded assemblies experience failures
  • Understand possible degradation mechanisms
  • Exploit reports to implement durable and corrective solutions
  • Receive support in setting up a repair and/or redesign protocol

Propose and carry out a factual, exhaustive and multidisciplinary investigation, based on all the observations and parameters relating to the failure:

  • On-site diagnostics
  • Analysis of the failure, taking into account operating conditions and the environment of the component/structure
  • Search for any design, manufacturing or implementation faults
  • Laboratory resources for validating characteristics
  • Simulation resources to confirm damage hypotheses
  • Advice and support for failure resolution and redesign
  • External expertise in understanding failure phenomena (objectivity of analysis)
  • An understanding of the causes and mechanisms of failure
  • Robust, proven and pragmatic solution
  • The ability to find the causes in an emergency situation
  • Cetim, independent and neutral technical centre, is a leader in the analysis of mechanical behaviour in operation
  • Support via Cetim Academy® training courses which can be customised, and which benefit from Qualiopi® certification

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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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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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