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Metallurgy & Failure Analysis Expert Witness

Talbott Associates, Inc.

7 Southeast 97th Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97216

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Dr. Reitz specializes in metallurgical investigations to determine if failures and accidents were caused by abuse, use of wrong material, improper heat treatment, design errors, or other reasons. Engineering analyses, calculations, physical testing and technical literature reviews can be performed to characterize mechanical loading, performance, properties and understand the governing principles.

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Link Analyzing Failures

Failure analysis determines the root cause of failure. The information presented in the failed component allows a company to reduce the possibility of re-occurrence. This paper will discuss failure analysis in general terms.

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