As "water hammer" (i.e. liquid impact) has the potential to cause glass bottle failure, Read Consulting LLC created two such failures to study the resulting fracture surface details.
Read Consulting was asked to determine why a welded chair failed and caused injury to the person sitting in it.
The root cause of the failure of customer returns of heated automobile rear view mirrors was investigated.
During normal operation, the arm on an automatic wafer test station failed. Root cause failure analysis determined that the drive shaft on the right angle gear motor used to raise and lower the manipulator arm had failed first.