In this article, career Metallurgist, Dawn DiMarco provides an overview of fracture surface examination by revisiting various analyses involving failed fasteners. As a materials scientist at Robson Forensic, Dawn performs similar analyses on failed metal parts and components involving a range of materials and industries.
In this article, metallurgist, Dawn DiMarco provides an overview of the processes involved in a typical metallurgical failure analysis. Her discussion describes various properties of metals that can be examined, some of the tests and processes that are used in an analysis, as well as precautions that should be taken when handling or receiving failed components.
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Materials science experts are often called upon to investigate fastener failures across a multitude of applications, from everyday consumer products to highly sophisticated industrial machinery. In this article, Metallurgical Expert Dawn DiMarco shares the details of a case investigation where nuts that had recently been changed from a forged to a machined design were cracking during assembly.