Metallurgical Failure Analysis

Metallurgical Failure Analysis at SGS MSi - "A Team Effort" - SGS MSi's staff graduate metallurgical engineers all have extensive metal failure analysis and problem-solving experience in the following industries:



  • Steel Making
  • Power Generation
  • Foundry
  • Forgings
  • Aerospace
  • Vessels
  • Titanium
  • Railroad
  • Shipbuilding
  • Springs
  • Automotive
  • Farming
  • Heat Exchangers
  • Medical Implant
  • Food Industry Equipment
  • Heavy Equipment
  • Transportation
  • Heat Treating
  • Shafts

SGS MSi - Our test reports are known for their ease of reading. We use extensive, annotated photographs in every report section to assist in relaying visual information to our customers. Our Investigative Summary report style provides all conclusions in the beginning of the report. We offer definitive statements about the failure root cause. If we cannot identify a cause of the failure, we tell you straight out…we do not use the typical engineering speak and terminology that other labs may provide. Many times the supplied samples (or background information) do not contain sufficient artifacts to solve the problem. Our reports do not leave you wondering.


Metallurgical Failure Testing

SGS MSi is equipped to successfully help our clients in all metallurgical failure analysis situations.

  • 40 On-Site Employees
  • Photographic Department
  • Clemex Image Analysis System
  • Clemex Stereoscopic Software
  • Clemex Microhardness Testing System
  • Bar Code Scanning in all Departments
  • Air Tubes To Move Samples and Test Data
  • 10,000 sq. ft. machine shop
  • Metallurgical Laboratory
  • Mechanical Testing Department
  • Chemical Laboratory – OES & ICP
  • 3 Truck Level Docks
  • Heat Treating Department

Investigations at SGS MSi are a team effort.  Expertise in materials testing along with sales support provides our customers with the highest level of customer service.

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Failure Analysis Laboratory

As an expert in the field of failure analyses we understand what needs to be done and we get answers to your important questions.

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