Laboratory for the study of failures in the automotive industry

Your needs: to carry out an expertise on a defect or a failure of your materials for the automotive sector

What is considered a product failure is a deterioration of the product. Indeed, it can be initiated by various internal problems due to manufacturing, customer feedback … etc.. Also, these problems impact the reliability, the solidity and the performances of products or materials. A failure can materialize under multiple forms: breakage of parts, corrosion mechanism, adhesion defect, presence of pollution, wear of materials, premature aging… So many contexts which will initiate in the industrialists of the automotive sector a need for expertise on the origin of this failure, then of research of solutions.

Our solutions: assisting the automotive industry in failure analysis and improvement of their materials

FILAB is an independent laboratory located in Dijon, France, with an analytical park of 2100m². FILAB has extensive experience in supporting projects for the automotive industry.

FILAB offers its analysis, expertise and R&D consulting services to the automotive sector for the following services 

  • Study of defects and fracture surfaces on screws or metal sheets

  • Study of morphological failures (porosity, roughness...)

  • Analysis and expertise of failures: corrosion mechanisms, wear and premature aging phenomena, cracks, breakage...

  • Expertise pollution deposit

  • Characterization of surface defects: adhesion problems, identification of residual pollution (lubricants, detergent residues, etc.)

  • Welding control

  • Measurement of galvanization thicknesses

  • Extreme surface analysis on electronic components

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

Thomas GAUTIER Head of Materials Department
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