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DPA (Destructive Physical Analysis)                               Contact: John Passero
                                                                                                                                                                              1-800-220-3675 ext. 3604
                                                                                                                                                                                     jpassero@EMSL.com


In manufacturing, every step that a device or product goes through increases the value and function of the device, but also has the potential to introduce issues from improper assembly, inadequate or contaminated materials or processing. With the increasing number of contract manufacturing arrangements, foreign outsourcing of parts and shrinking tolerances in the final products, the number of ways in which a small variation in assembling methodology or quality can impact the final part has increased significantly.

In an ideal world, real time monitoring during manufacture should be able to limit issues, but it’s often extremely fine details that lie on the interior of the finished product that can make the largest impact on the final results. There are a number of features that can only be revealed by disassembling or dissecting the final product. One of the most common means to perform this type of analysis is with cross-sections, supporting the sample with high hardness epoxy and cutting through the sample with a diamond saw. Using precision abrasives and polishing materials, a flat section through a given area of interest is then revealed, allowing for microscopic analysis of the interaction between different components in the sample. In the case of even more sensitive or smaller samples, focused ion beam (FIB) sections can be prepared, allowing examination of sections on the order of several microns to be prepared, or for the ultimate resolution, thin sections can be prepared for transmission electron microscopy (TEM) analysis on the order of a single nm or smaller.

While it’s often desirable to learn as much from samples as possible before altering what might be a unique or hard to obtain sample, EMSL Analytical, Inc. understands the process and workflow associated with both non-destructive and destructive physical analysis. Our experienced staff can work with you to step through stages of analysis, performing non-destructive and iterative destructive analysis on samples to wring as much information as possible from your samples, so that you can find any problems that might be lurking below the surface.
 

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Laboratories providing DPA ( click for details )
Ann Arbor, MI (LAB 08) - NVLAP Lab Code 101048-4Atlanta, GA (LAB 07) - NVLAP Lab Code 101048-1Baton Rouge, LA (LAB 25) - NVLAP Lab Code 200375-0Beltsville, MD (LAB 19) - NVLAP Lab Code 200293-0Boston, MA (LAB 13) - NVLAP Lab Code 101147-0Buffalo, NY (LAB 14) - NVLAP Lab Code 200056-0Carle Place, NY (LAB 06) - NVLAP Lab Code 101048-10Charlotte, NC (LAB 41) - NVLAP Lab Code 200841-0Chicago, IL (LAB 26) - NVLAP Lab Code 200399-0Cinnaminson, NJ (LAB List in Description) - NVLAP Lab Code 101048-0Dallas, TX (LAB 11) - NVLAP Lab Code 600111-0Denver, CO (LAB 22) - NVLAP Lab Code 200828-0EMSL Canada - Calgary, AB (LAB 65) - NVLAP Lab Code 500100-0EMSL Canada - Montreal, QC (LAB 68) - NVLAP Lab Code 201052-0EMSL Canada - Ottawa, ON (LAB 67) - NVLAP Lab Code 201040-0EMSL Canada - Toronto, ON (LAB 55) - NVLAP Lab Code 200877-0EMSL Canada - Vancouver, BC (LAB 69) - NVLAP Lab Code 201068-0Fort Lauderdale, FL (LAB 56) - NVLAP Lab Code 500085-0Houston, TX (LAB 15) - NVLAP Lab Code 102106-0Huntington Beach, CA (LAB 33) - NVLAP Lab Code 101384-0Indianapolis, IN (LAB 16) - NVLAP Lab Code 200188-0Inland Empire (Ontario), CA (LAB 71) - NVLAP Lab Code 600239-0Jacksonville, FL (LAB 54) - NVLAP Lab Code 600265-0Kernersville, NC (LAB 02) - NVLAP Lab Code 102104-0Las Vegas, NV (LAB 31) - NVLAP Lab Code 600140-0Miami, FL (LAB 17) - NVLAP Lab Code 200204-0Minneapolis, MN (LAB 35) - NVLAP Lab Code 200019-0New York, NY (LAB 03) - NVLAP Lab Code 101048-9Orlando, FL (LAB 34) - NVLAP Lab Code 101151-0Phoenix, AZ (LAB 12) - NVLAP Lab Code 200811-0Piscataway, NJ (LAB 05) - NVLAP Lab Code 101048-2Plymouth Meeting, PA (LAB 18) - NVLAP Lab Code 200699-0Raleigh, NC (LAB 29) - NVLAP Lab Code 200671-0Rochester, NY (LAB 53) - NVLAP Lab Code 600183-0Salem, NH (LAB 23) - NVLAP Lab Code 201051-0San Diego, CA (LAB 43) - NVLAP Lab Code 200855-0San Leandro, CA (LAB 09) - NVLAP Lab Code 101048-3Seattle, WA (LAB 51) - NVLAP Lab Code 200613-0South Pasadena, CA (LAB 32) - NVLAP Lab Code 200232-0South Portland, ME (LAB 62) - NVLAP Lab Code 500094-0St. Louis, MO (LAB 39) - NVLAP Lab Code 200742-0Tampa, FL (LAB 93) - NVLAP Lab Code 600215-0Wallingford, CT (LAB 24) - NVLAP Lab Code 200700-0West Palm Beach, FL (LAB 57) - NVLAP Lab Code 600206-0
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