Failure Analysis

DVI Forensic Laboratory’s Experts provide accurate, efficient, and affordable failure analysis services. We understand the importance of providing clients with practical and comprehensive data that can withstand the scrutiny of peer review


DVI's Experts are capable of performing a broad range of tests to determine the strength, physical, chemical, and wear properties of metals, coatings, ceramics, composites, and plastics. Our Metallurgical Experts bring a strong experience in applying modern materials science coupled with a focus on failure analysis and the use of standardized testing techniques. We can evaluate the effects of corrosion, temperature, and mechanical stresses on the performance of materials.

DVI's laboratory services include: failure analysis, mechanical testing, metallographic analysis, laboratory instrumentation, field inspections, component inspections, lubricant & fuel testing, corrosion testing, microscopy, photo documentation, site surveys, animations, simulations, and videography.

Among the Services that DVI Forensic Labs Provides are:

  • Wreckage Layout and Component Inspection
  • Customizes Testing (Subject and Exemplar Artifacts)
  • Full Scale and Sub-scale Testing 
  • Environmental Stress Screening 
  • Mechanical Property Analysis such as Hardness, Tensile, Compression and Fatigue Life Testing
  • Quantitative and Qualitative Chemical Analysis including SEM-EDS and FTIR
  • Metallographic Examination and Non-Destructive Testing
  • Corrosion Analysis and Evaluation
  • Quality Assurance and Quality Control Sampling
  • Reliability Modeling and Failure Mode Analysis
  • Design Evaluation and Failure Prevention Studies
  • Inspection Services (both on and off site)
  • Industrial Process Evaluations
  • Life Prediction and Extension Studies
  • Computer Measurement (CMM)

Our Portfolio Includes Experience with:

  • Aircraft
  • Vehicles
  • Marine Ships
  • Machinery
  • Pumps
  • Drills
  • Scaffolding
  • Punch Presses and Stamping Machines
  • Grinders, Augers and Choppers
  • Elevators, Hoists and Cranes
  • Forklifts
  • Furnaces and Boilers
  • HVAC Systems
  • Crankshafts and Piston Systems
  • Injection Molding Machines
  • Cutters, Saws, and Blades
  • Coolers and Chillers
  • Exercise Machines
  • Fans and Blower Systems
  • Ovens and Heaters
  • Carts, Dollies and Lifts
  • Plumbing
  • Turbines and Rotors
  • Conveyors and Belt Systems