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At some stage every company will experience in-field product failures. In some instances, it can be difficult to pinpoint the cause and predict the timing or frequency of failures across the in-field population. The cost to remediate – for example a product recall – can be substantial and damage a company's brand and business. The stakes are even higher in safety critical environments, where the consequence of failures can be especially serious.
Our customers typically turn to us when:
We provide a prompt and efficient initial triage process, usually completed within two working days:
We can then carry out a full investigation according to agreed scope, cost and timings.
We have a track record working across a broad range of industries, including automotive, aerospace, defence, energy and medical, and have the capabilities to test the widest possible variety of PCB assemblies.
Our experts are able to stress electronics and continuously monitor the effect of varying temperature, current and environment. Rapid analysis of faults enables changes to be made and designs adapted to make the devices more reliable and robust.
Thermal shock (to 300°C)
Thermal cycling (-65 to 200°C)
Thermal ageing (to 300°C)
Humidity-bias (5 to 98%RH / up to 1000V)
Power cycling (incl low vacuum)
Reflow soldering (simulated manufacturing)
Constant continuity monitoring (max 900 channels)
Solvent extract conductivity (Ionic contamination)
Tin whisker propensity
Adhesion testing (coatings)
Mechanical shock / Hot mechanical shock (to 250°C)
Shear / Hot shear
Pull / Hot pull
Solder joint reliability
FIB (Focused Ion Beam)
XRF (X-Ray Florescence)
SEM (Scanning Electron Microscopy)
SAM (Scanning Acoustic Microscopy)
EDX (Energy Dispersive X-ray Spectra)
FTIR (Fourier-transform Infrared Spectroscopy)
EIS (Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy)
DSC (Differential Scanning Calorimetry)
DMA (Dynamic Mechanical Analysis)
TMA (Thermo Mechanical Analysis)
Surface free energy
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Our research and measurement solutions support innovation and product development. We work with companies to deliver business advantage and commercial success. Contact our Customer Services team on +44 20 8943 7070