Element New Berlin
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Element New Berlin


3200 South 166th Street, New Berlin, WI 53151

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+1 262 782 6344


+1 262 782 3653

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+1 888 786 7555

+1 888 786 7555

Element New Berlin is a specialist provider of mechanical engineering services and failure analysis services for a range of ferrous and non-ferrous materials as well as for polymer and other advanced materials.

Founded in 1978 and operating out of the Milwaukee metropolitan area, Element New Berlin has over 37 years of experience in this highly specialist field supporting multiple clients from within the Aerospace, Oil & Gas and Transportation and Industrials sectors

We employ 48 Engaged Experts at our New Berlin facility who collectively possess hundreds of “man years” experience in helping our clients to select and apply the most appropriate materials for their applications, products and services and also in completing comprehensive root cause analysis studies when their materials or products fail. 

These expert metallurgists, chemists, and polymer specialists are internationally recognized as some of the most experienced in their field.

Our Services
Mechanical engineering services include: 
  • Product performance testing  
  • Product qualification and validation testing 
  • Life cycle, reliability, and durability testing of parts and assemblies 
  • Cyclic component, product, or part fatigue life testing  
  • Stress and strain analysis including field stress analysis 
  • On site strain gage installation and measurement  
  • Creep and stress rupture of polymers/plastics, and DMA creep prediction models
Material engineering services and failure analysis services:
  • Metal part failure root cause analysis
  • Forging failure analysis
  • Casting failure analysis 
  • Fracture analysis
  • Heat treatment process selection
  • Case hardening process selection
  • Root cause analysis
  • Material failure root cause analysis
  • Plastic or polymer part failure analysis
  • Part assembly failure root cause analysis
General materials:
  • Material application trouble shooting
  • On site metallography – confirmation of micro structure – grain size
  • Validation of material composition
  • Material substitution comparison
  • Material selection and applications
Expert Witness Services
Element’s laboratories regularly serve law firms and insurance companies from around the world, including joint plaintiff and defendant investigations for litigating parties. We pride ourselves in providing the answers as to why an event occurred, not just how.In support of our investigations, Element’s New Berlin laboratory houses highly advanced analytical instrumentation aiding our scientists and engineers in the analysis of metals, plastics, rubbers, composites, paints, and coatings.Our root cause analysis services for both material and product failures include:
  • Visual review (both onsite and in the laboratory)
  • Chemical/compositional Analysis
  • Thermal Analysis
  • Cross-sectional Analysis
  • Microscopy
  • Stereomicroscopy
  • SEM Analysis
  • Fractography
  • Physical Properties Verification
  • Expert Witness services for insurance claim resolution, litigation and legal claims purposes
Accredited Laboratory

Element New Berlin is a fully accredited A2LA and ISO 17025 laboratory and hold client approvals with Pratt and Whitney and Snecma Group – SAFRAN.

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