Cracking analysis laboratory

As an industrialist you wish to carry out a cracking analysis on a material

What is a cracking phenomenon

Cracking of a material refers to the appearance of cracks or breaks in its structure. This can occur for a variety of reasons, such as the application of excessive stresses, exposure to high or low temperatures, normal wear and tear, or fatigue due to repeated stress cycles.

Why perform a cracking analysis of materials

Cracking can affect a large number of materials such as metals, ceramics, polymers or composites. The phenomenon of cracking of materials is closely linked to its resistance or to production defects. Thus, it is important to anticipate these phenomena with a choice of material adapted to its life cycle and thorough tests at the time of manufacture.

The support of a service laboratory will allow you to ensure the conformity and safety of a part or a material over time and to adapt your production processes in order to reduce the risks of cracks.

FILAB laboratory performs cracking analysis of your materials and assists you in your problems

The FILAB laboratory, with its expertise in industrial failures, offers you its cracking analysis and characterization techniques to assess your cracks or material failure. Using state-of-the-art analytical methods such as Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM-FEG EDX), complemented by optical microscopy observations, our team performs a fractographic expertise in order to identify the conditions of cracking occurrence. Dilatometry analysis can also be proposed.

Thus, we can determine the origin and characteristics of the material crack: an isolated phenomenon or not, an appearance in the production process or during the marketing… and highlight the presence of possible material defects.

The positive aspects of FILAB

  • A highly qualified team

  • Responsiveness in responding to and processing requests

  • A complete analytical park of 2100m²

  • Tailor-made support

Alexandre VIGLIONE
Alexandre VIGLIONE Technical Sales Representative
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