The company's consulting engineers work closely with the Laboratory Services Group to develop the best possible laboratory test methods to meet our clients' objectives. By working cooperatively, we provide innovative, customized, cost-effective solutions for each project, whether a complete failure analysis, fire incident investigation or a customized laboratory test.
Crane Engineering's scientific technical services span a wide range of applications, reflecting the company's multi-disciplinary expertise:
- Reverse Product Engineering
There can be a number of reasons a company may need to determine a product’s chemical or material composition.
- Foreign Material Identification
No manufacturing process is infallible. With the quantities of parts and materials being made by today’s manufacturers, it is common for a small number to be returned by customers or rejected by quality control inspection.
- Manufacturing Defect Causality
Often the symptomatic defect is not a linear result of a single event but rather a compound factor. Crane Engineering excels in the forensic investigation of root causes, not just the identi-fication and description of defects.
- Weld Solder Defect Analysis
Welding, brazing and soldering are used to join components together. Strong, reliable joints are an absolute requirement.
- Material Failure Analysis
Numerous combinations of methods and procedures are utilized for failure analysis reflected in physical damage or chemical attack or damage.
- Material Verification
Today’s manufactured devices typically involve a complex combination of materials, all serving specific purposes in the function of the part.
- Parts Cleanliness
When manufacturing parts and materials, it is sometimes necessary to use chemical aids such as lubricants and additives to help shape a product.
- Super Alloys, Coatings & More
Crane Engineering has expertise and experience in the materials, manufacturing processes, and failure modes of hot-section components used in jet engines and gas turbines for the marine and industrial, and power generation industries.