Failure Analysis Testing Lab

Failure Analysis Testing Services

MVA’s Failure Analysis Lab tests a variety of materials including:

  • automotive parts
  • jet engines
  • polymers
  • nanoparticles
  • chemicals
  • minerals
  • pharmaceuticals
  • medical devices
  • metallic parts

Roofing and insulation discoloration analysis
Roofing and insulation discoloration analysis.
Cross section analysis of a material failure
Cross section analysis of a material failure.
Surface imaging of a nonconformance material
Surface imaging of a nonconformance material.
Metal crack and failure analysis
Metal crack and failure analysis.
cross section analysis of foam
Cross section analysis of foam.
SEM imaging of a polished cross section
SEM imaging of a polished cross section.

MVA Scientific Consultants’ failure analysis testing services identify root causes of failures, in products and parts, to help manufacturers and end users solve problems.

Our experience ranges from conducting analyses on failed engineering components and resolving contamination issues for medical devices to investigating the causes of mechanical lift failures.

Our staff of highly trained science professionals will stand by the quality of their work. In the case of litigation, our experts will be available for deposition and to testify in court to defend their data and analyses.


Based on the type of product, our scientists will perform failure analysis using different types of equipment to identify the cause of failure. For example, a metallurgical failure analysis may include a wide range of electron microscopy, metallurgical evaluation, chemical analysis and/or nondestructive testing.

MVA Scientific Consultants’ failure testing team uses a combination of scanning electron microscopy with energy dispersive x-ray capabilities, transmission electron microscopy, Raman spectroscopy, Fourier transform infrared microscopy and optical profilometry to solve problems. We can obtain the micro-structural, elemental and molecular information necessary for a thorough investigation and to reveal the likely root cause of the failure. After the analysis, clients receive a comprehensive failure analysis report with all findings plainly stated.

With over 26 years of experience, MVA Scientific Consultants has solved tens of thousands of interesting and challenging problems. Our philosophy has always been to provide clients with the highest quality data that will be valuable in helping them solve their issues.

To learn more about how MVA Scientific Consultants’ failure analysis team can handle your specific analysis and testing needs, give us a call today at 770-662-8509.

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