Microscopic analyses of devices and materials aid in finding the cause of product failure and structural damage. This field of forensics is important in improving quality and safety. It also may determine liability for accidents caused by defective products.
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Understanding if a device failed due to excessive wear, extreme environmental conditions or defective manufacturing can be difficult. Often multiple techniques and processes are required to determine a root cause.
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