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Failure analysis of metal components

IPT has a technical team with extensive experience and competent not only to evaluate the causes of failures in metal components but also to recommend measures to prevent future occurrences. The Institute has been providing this type of service for over 90 years in support of different sectors of the national industry, such as railroad, automotive, aeronautical, farm implements, sugar and ethanol, machinery and equipment, and petrochemicals.

The majority of failures in mechanical components involve cracks or fractures; therefore, fracture tests are essential when analyzing most of these problems. Materials characterization tests such as macro- and micro-structural analysis, chemical analysis and determination of mechanical properties can be decisive in discovering the causes of failures. Specific and multidisciplinary tests can be created using IPT’s laboratory infrastructure, according to the particularities of each case.