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Profile and surface anaylsis following a failure

Area of expertise

Metrology - calibration

analyse de forme profil surface suite a défaillance d'une pièce

A metrology laboratory to control your faulty mechanical parts or devices


• you want to understand breakage, leakage, deformation, wear or changes in appearance

• you need expert advice for a complex surface or dimensional analysis

• you want to qualify and quantify dimensions or defects using indisputable measurements


We put all the resources and skills of our laboratories at your service to characterise and assess your parts:

  • measurements with or without contact, in our laboratories or on site
  • dimensional and geometric (shape) measurements
  • 2D/3D surface measurements, with or without contact
  • scanning or digitisation of defective parts and CAD comparison with a reference part by analysing deformations and deviations
  • delivery of a clear and concise report with recommendations for which Cetim can assist you in their implementation

Cetim's experts, independent, objective and  involving in standardisation bodies, guarantee the method and the results delivered as quickly as possible

You benefit from Cetim's exceptional level of metrology equipment

You have the possibility of completing your expertise through analysis and redesign work with Cetim's experts

Support is available via Cetim Academy® training courses which can be adapted and 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.


Our other services

Wear & failure of polymer and composite parts

Understand and anticipate plastic, composite and elastomer material breaks

Failure analysis and expertise

More than just a simple diagnosis, a true driver of competitiveness!

Faulty parts on production line

Defective parts on the production line

Failure of bolted, welded, riveted or adhesive bonded assemblies

Understand the origin of failure for robust assemblies

Vibratory failure analysis

Expert know-how in noise and vibrations

Expertise in tightness failures analysis

Our full range of expertise to help you quickly and accurately identify the causes of leaks

Failure of thermofluidic installations and equipment

All our expertise for reliable thermofluidic systems

Pressure equipment failure

Secure your pressure equipment

Failure, damage of metallic parts

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

Expertise in corrosion and corrosion protection

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

Wear, abrasion, friction of metallic parts

Understand and characterise wear and friction phenomena

Forensic and insurance expertise

Are you a court-appointed and/or insurance expert? Call on an independent partner to assist you in your investigations!

Fracture mechanics

Analyse, understand and anticipate the failure of a component or piece of mechanical equipment to be able to judge its integrity.

Failure or damage of mechanical components

Analyse and understand the failure of a component, transmission or a mechanical equipment

Profile and surface anaylsis following a failure

A metrology laboratory to control your faulty mechanical parts or devices


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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A technical question, call Cetim : +33 970 821 680