Donan Offers Innovative In-House Materials Testing

Donan’s Component Testing Laboratory has expanded its services to now offer in-house materials testing.  With our combined expertise and innovative tools, we can reduce or eliminate the manufacturer’s ability to create uncertainty and strengthen your case without the added cost and hassle of utilizing multiple vendors. Our recent addition of a Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) and Energy Dispersive Spectroscopy (EDS) enables our experts to view failures at high magnification and compare the material composition against industry standards.  This means files referred from the field to the subrogation department or counsel are ready for your analysis.  Our non-destructive methods upfront can eliminate additional joint exams, accelerate your timeline, and reduce workload.

The experts at the Donan Materials Testing Lab are able to:

  • Determine the composition and classification of materials and evaluate whether they are in compliance with industry standards, specifications, or codes, and if manufacturing process and molding defects exist. Common materials and applications include:
  • Brass and stainless-steel plumbing failures
  • Finish plating of products; i.e. corrosion protection
  • Equipment failures
  • Auto accidents/failures
  • Examine surface morphology and fractography (the analysis of the fracture surface)
  • Evaluate welding and joining technology quality and investigate failures
  • Identify corrosion and oxidation failures
  • Evaluate material composition non-destructively

To find out more, visit us online at donan.com/component-testing or submit a project at donan.com/portal.

 

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