Scanning Electron Microscopy Systems

Equipment:

Hitachi S-3700N Variable Pressure Scanning Electron Microscope

Hitachi S-3400N Variable Pressure Scanning Electron Microscope

Application:

High magnification electronic microscopic examination of failed and failure-related components


OPTICAL STEREO-MICROSCOPY SYSTEM

EQUIPMENT:

Leica M205 C Encoded Optical Stereo Microscope

Leica LMT260 XY Scanning Stage

Leica LED5000 RL and SLI Spotlight Illuminators

APPLICATION:

Microscopic examination and photographic documentation of failed and failure-related components with image stitching and measurement capability


DIGITAL OPTICAL MICROSCOPY SYSTEM

EQUIPMENT:

Keyence VHX-5000 Portable Digital Microscope

APPLICATION:

Portable microscopic examination and photographic documentation of failed and failure-related components, featuring real-time image stitching, extended depth of field imaging, and 3D image capabilities


OPtical Metallographic Microscopy System

Equipment:

Leica DMI5000 M Inverted Metallograph

Leica DFC450 Digital Color Microscope Camera

Application:

Optical microscope with digital camera for metallographic image analysis, measurements, and quantitative microscopy


Boroscope/VideoScope

Equipment:

Olympus iPLEX RX Industrial Videoscope

Application:

For visual inspection of inaccessible areas of failed and failure-related components with high intensity LED lighting, zoom and video recording capabilities


Lighted Photographic Documentation Table

Equipment:

McSwain Engineering designed and constructed multi-light photographic table

Application:

Photographic documentation of failed and failure-related components


Linear Motorized Restraint Photographic and Videographic Documentation System

Equipment:

McSwain Engineering designed and constructed motorized restraint photographic and videographic documentation system

Application:

Photographic and videographic documentation of failed and failure-related components


Metallographic Sample Mounting

Equipment: 

Buehler SimpliMet 3000 Mounting Press

ATM Opal 480 Mounting Press

Application:

Mounting press for embedding failure and failure related components for metallographic analysis, with sample sizes of 50 mm and 70 mm diameter round, and 40 mm x 60 mm rectangular


Metallographic Sample Preparation

Equipment: 

ATM Saphir 550 Grinder/Polisher Sample Preparation System

Application:

Semiautomatic grinder and polisher for metallographic sample preparation with programmable procedures


COATING EVALUATION AND ANALYSIS

EQUIPMENT:

DeFelsko Positector6000 Coating Thickness Gage

Micro-Metrics OG202 Tooke Paint Inspection Gage

TQC PolyGloss 20° / 60° / 85° Gloss Meter

Labomat RM200QC Portable Spectrophotometer

APPLICATION:

Portable precision instruments for both non-destructive and destructive measuring and analysis of metal, plastic, paint, and other types of coatings in both field and laboratory inspections


Hardness Testing Facility

Equipment:

Leco HBE-3000A Brinell Hardness Tester

Wilson/Rockwell Series 500 Hardness Tester

Wilson Instruments Tukon 2500 Microhardness Tester

Instron Series B2000 Hardness Tester

Application: 

Evaluation of hardness and microhardness testing of failed and failure-related components


Wet Abrasive Cut-off Machine

Equipment:

ATM Brillant 250 Wet Abrasive Cut-off Machine

Application:

Automated and manual sectioning of components for laboratory analysis