Join us for a live technical seminar presented by Element in Troy, Michigan. The topic "Aspects of Failure Analysis" will be offered on Friday, February 22nd at 9 am - 12 noon (EST).

There will be a $25 fee to attend this presentation. For reservations or questions, please click on "Register for this event". Please include your name, company, telephone number, and email address with your reservation. Coffee and snacks will be provided and the seminar will be followed by an optional tour of the laboratory facilities.

 Live Seminar: Aspects of Failure Analysis 
  • Date: Friday, February 22, 2019
  • Time: 9:00 am – 12 noon (EST)
  • Location: 1628 Northwood, Troy, MI 48084, United States Google Maps

This seminar will start by defining failures and cracks. The speaker will then discuss the general failure causes of design, material and manufacturing. The role of the customer will then be outlined, i.e., when you should consider purchasing a fracture or failure analysis, what you should expect to learn,  and what information and samples that you should collect. The failure analysis steps will be described and some failure analysis examples will be included. Do you have failure analysis questions or failures that you would like to share with the audience? Send them to the presenter for discussion at the seminar, using the reservation email address below.

About the Expert

The seminar speaker is John M. Tartaglia, a Senior Metallurgical Engineer and the Engineering Manager at Element Wixom. Dr. Tartaglia has been performing failure analyses and materials characterization for more than 30 years. He holds B.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Materials Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York. Tartaglia’s doctoral thesis concerned the elevated temperature fatigue behavior of superalloys, and he is an expert in mechanical testing, wrought steels, aluminum, magnesium, fatigue, failure analysis, scanning and transmission electron microscopy, and energy dispersive spectroscopy. Dr. Tartaglia is a Key Reader for Materials and Metallurgical Transactions, a member of the editorial committee for Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance, chapter writer for an ASM Handbook, a member of several ASTM committees, a Fellow of ASM International and an award-winning author for the American Foundry Society.

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