Consultants

Richard H. McSwain Ph.D, P.E.

Eric L. Van Iderstine, P.E.

William D. Carden, M.S., P.E.

 
L. Scott Marshall, P.E.
Milo V. Kral, B.E., M.S., Ph.D
 

Failure Analysis

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


BOReSCOPe/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


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:


Bond Testing

Equipment:

Bondhub Multimode Imaging Bond Tester

Application:

Inspection of composites and adhesive bonded materials with surface mapping capabilities


Forensic Chemistry

Portable X-Ray Fluorescence

Equipment:

Thermo Scientific Niton XL3t XRF Analyzer

Application:

Spectroscopy elemental isotope analysis for alloy/elemental identification with elemental range from magnesium to uranium


Metrology

Handheld 3D Scanners

Equipment:

Artec Eva
Artec Space Spider

Application:

High-resolution portable structured light scanners used to digitally capture small-to-medium sized objects for textured 3D modeling, reverse engineering, and forensic investigation


Experimental Data Acquisition

DeweSoft DATA ACQUISITION SYSTEMS

EQUIPMENT:

DEWESoft Sirius and SBOX DAQ System

Dewetron DEWE 43V Multi-input Digital DAQ System

APPLICATION:

Simultaneous multi-channel data acquisition of displacement, angular position, temperature, stress, strain, force, pressure and acceleration data with simultaneous multi-channel video acquisition