What is Materials Testing?
Materials testing offers numerous opportunities for cost savings as manufacturing processes, products and components can be improved due to an understanding of the failure mode, not only to prevent the problem from happening again but to reduce production downtime and improve product yield. Failure can be costly, whether due to expensive outages, a stopping of production, or even legal action as a result. Undertaking failure analysis can prevent these problems from growing or potential failures from happening in the future. Failure mode and effects analysis can help to meet standards for manufacturing processes, failed components, products, or assets going forward.
Computing simulation, metallurgy, chemical analysis and mechanical engineering are very common tools to use in the solution generation process. The failure analysis process provides a number of benefits including financial, legal and safety related outcomes.
The availability of cutting-edge equipment and expertise at SEAM allows a problem to be analysed using diverse approaches such as coupling computer simulation with mechanical testing or X-ray inspection with materials identification. This makes SEAM a one-stop-shop for your solution needs regardless of the complexity of an issue. Projects are undertaken promptly, as issues in industry are often costly with regards to production downtime, and results are presented in a clear and easy to understand format that allows solutions to be rapidly found and communicated to staff.