Since 1983 Touchsone Research Laboratory has provided fast, accurate and affordable failure analysis to a wide range of industries – from underground mines to advanced spacecraft.

Improved Service Life

A foundry that manufactures mill guides for the steel industry was searching for the source of inclusions in its product.

Touchstone metallurgists performed a number of failure investigations to understand the cause of excessive wear. This led to the discovery of an excellent combination of chemistry and edge guide microstructure to improve service life.

The results enabled the client to improve its products and capture a significant market share of the straightener guide and mill guide markets.

The foundry is now a preferred supplier for many domestic users of wear-resistant cast iron parts.

If you need failure analysis in this or other areas, don’t hesitate to contact us.

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