Forensic Engineering

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What is Forensic Engineering?

Forensic Engineering is the branch of engineering responsible for investigating the causes and consequences of a failure to prevent it from occurring in the future or to resolve conflicts of responsibility. At Infinitia, we apply forensic engineering to the world of materials.

We are the materials science police! Instead of investigating the scene of the crime, we investigate the materials, from the production line, to a product that comes from a market claim.

The focus is on investigation, asking questions, performing lab analysis, reproducing the failure – all to determine why a failure occurred and to find a solution.

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The most common cases are failures that affect the loss of functionality, the quality of the final product... that most of the times are caused by an anomaly in the manufacturing process, or a bad use of the product.

For this reason:
- They analyze materials with advanced laboratory techniques and instruments, with the aim of knowing their past, finding traces, or clues.
- They study what marks or defects are produced in the materials in the manufacturing process.
- They carry out tests to see how the materials behave or reproduce faults.
- They talk to many people, to gather as much information as possible and find the key point.

What do we offer you?

Thanks to our team’s experience in materials science and production processes, at Infinitia we offer you a fast, efficient and high value-added service in solving material-related problems:

  • Failure analysis: we determine the mode and cause of failure in production, product or market claims; providing key information e.g. in order to establish responsibilities.
  • Reverse engineering: we analyze market products with the aim of knowing their composition, operation, possible interactions between components… achieving better designs, selecting better materials, or even knowing better your competitors.
  • Characterization of materials: we study the material, and thus obtain key information to e.g. select the ideal material in the design, or to know the composition of an unknown sample with a contaminant.
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Other services we provide are:
-Definition of requirements: we can define the requirements for new products or design tests adapted to the needs of each client. In addition, we can analyse the technical sheet to verify if the applicable quality standards are met or to detect future errors in production in time.
-Product life tests: we study the behaviour of the parts against chemical and atmospheric aggressions, or by recreating different environmental conditions. We can carry out, or even define, life tests that reproduce the operating conditions and thus predict the behaviour of the material after years in service.
-Technical consultancy: many consultations made to us are for quick decision-making on a problem that requires technical knowledge. We are like another part of your organization, performing a first evaluation, proposing solutions or next steps.

What will you get from Forensic Engineering?

What differentiate from others is that we give you a concrete, tangible solution that is totally adapted to your needs.

Thanks to our method, previous experience in the industrial sector, and the most advanced technologies, we can offer you the best solution.

In short, at Infinitia:

  • We provide you with efficient solutions
  • We help you to solve from the simplest case, to the most complex problem that requires specific equipment and technical knowledge.
  • We provide you with an external and objective point of view, saving costs, time and avoiding the involvement of multiple agents.
  • We work with multiple areas of your organization. From the quality and purchasing departments, the production and product development areas, to the technical service.

Do you want to know more?

Contact us through the following link and ask for all the information you need without obligation.

Works done

Detección de defectos de fabricación de gomas

What was the challenge or problem to solve? The customer detected problems on the assembly line caused by receiving unsuitable tires from a certain supplier. There was no clear correlation between the dimensional stability properties of the material with the usual rubber requirements. For this reason, they wanted to characterize the material and establish new [...]

Caracterización de pinturas para el ahorro energético

What was the challenge or problem to solve? The client was developing new paint formulations with high reflectance properties in the infrared area, to obtain cold surfaces outside, in dark colors, and thus achieve materials that favor energy savings In order to know if the properties achieved were the desired ones, and thus to be [...]

Flaw detection and redesign of aluminum conductors

What was the challenge or problem to solve? The objective of this study was to analyze the type of fracture of aluminum and copper metallic conductors after completing their life tests, and how the applied stresses affect them in order to select and make them more robust. How was it addressed or what was the [...]

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