California Glass Failure Expert analyses failures of heated automobile rear view mirrors. During the start of the scribe and break process, the scribe tool would crush the glass. This crush initiated the thermal stress failure.
Glass Failure Analysis of Glass Cookware
California Glass Failure Expert analyses broken glass cookware. This is a Pyrex pie plate that broke during use.
Metal Failure Analysis of Knodt Rod Surgical Implant
California Materials Failure Expert discusses Metal Failure Analysis of a surgical implant; Product liability study and Failure analysis of a 316 stainless steel surgical implant. Includes scanning electron microscope (SEM) analysis of the fatigue failure. Example of product defect analysis.
Materials Failure Analysis of Porcelain Ceramic
California Ceramic and Porcelain Failure Expert performs a product defect analysis which includes failure analysis of a porcelain toilet water tank. Included are porcelain ceramic failure analysis and evidence of prior leaking. Results indicate that there was no product defect or manufacturing defect present.
Reverse Engineering and Trade Secret Case
California Intellectual Property and Patent Expert discusses an Intellectual property case that includes a discussion of a trade secrets and the measurement techniques that are used to perform reverse engineering. Included are coordinate measuring machine, materials surface analysis and various polymer analysis techniques.