Services

Failure Analysis/Solutions

AET focuses on failure mechanism identification and provides production friendly solutions to address a wide range of issues.

These include:

  • All types of weld cracking and other defects
  • Fatigue
  • Corrosion
  • Brittle fracture
  • Ductile fracture
  • Hydrogen embrittlement (delayed cracking)
  • Secondary work embrittlement
  • Liquid metal embrittlement
  • Troubleshooting

Materials Qualification

AET provides qualification services for material approval using the following standards and specifications.

OEM Qualifications

  • GM:  steel RSW and steel SWE tests
  • BMW/Mercedes/Volkswagon: steel RSW, steel laser, steel MIG-brazing,  and steel GMAW tests
  • Honda: steel RSW test
  • Nissan: steel RSW, steel arc weld, and steel plane bending tests
  • Ford: steel RSW test
  • Chrysler: aluminum RSW test

Corrosion Specs

Base Materials and Joint Characterization

AET characterizes base materials and joint properties to support research and advanced manufacturing engineering for our clients. Our efficiency and expertise allows customers to confidently make decisions with our support.

We have experience with a wide range of materials including aluminum alloys, advanced high strength steels, magnesium alloys, nickel alloys, titanium alloys, copper alloys, conventional steels, fiber-reinforced composites, and metal matrix composites.

Material and Joint Fatigue

AET supports improving the product durability for our clients through R & D, engineering, and fatigue testing of base materials and joints.

We offer our expertise in:

  • Base material and joint fatigue characterization
  • Weld/joint fatigue research
  • Welded joint durability improvement through proper material selection, robust design, and process optimization 

Metallurgical Examination

AET has advanced metallurgical equipment that enables us to characterize materials by focusing on:

  • Microstructures
  • Defect identification
  • Microhardness mapping
  • Microhardness traverse
  • Fracture analysis

Mechanical Testing

For base materials and joints, we provide

  • Tensile and compressive testing
  • Fatigue testing
  • Impact testing
  • Specialized mechanical testing
  • Torsion testing

Custom Data Management Solutions

AET offers KnowledgeClick, a customized and user-driven data management software.

KnowledgeClick allows clients to visualize and analyze large amounts of multi-dimensional research and testing data in real time. KnowledgeClick accelerates the on-demand knowledge transfer and utilization among research, design, materials, and manufacturing groups.

New Joining Technology Development

AET is committed to improving current processes and developing advanced technology/repair procedures to help clients meet various challenges involved with materials joining.

We enhance existing processes for:

  • Aluminum alloys
  • Magnesium alloys
  • Titanium alloys
  • Nickel alloys
  • Advanced high strength steels
  • Dissimilar Metals

We develop new technology for:

  • Dissimilar Metal joining
  • Composite material to metal joining