Root Cause Analysis – RCA

Root Cause Analysis (RCA) is a great tool in determining the causes of problems and failures associated with a process. RCA is routinely used in identifying appropriate solutions in quality control, material degradation issues, component defects, and other process issues in various industries.

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    Root Cause Analysis – RCA Testing Services

    Root cause analysis (RCA) of any failed product, component, or material is the investigative study of why or how it failed, resolve the problem, and prevent the recurrence of failure. Failures stemming from materials can be a result of faults in microstructure, material defects, thermo-mechanical issues, contamination due to foreign particles, engineering equipment or component issues, and faulty devices. RCA performed in a testing lab involves the characterization of the materials using a wide range of chemical or polymer analysis, mechanical, and electrical testing, and evaluation of their performance characteristics. RCA done in a laboratory also looks into the processes and machinery involved as part of problem resolution.

    RCA is a great tool in isolating failures and is routinely used in quality control, resolving corrosion failure, material degradation issues, component defects, process issues, etc. RCA is essential in going beyond failure analysis and resolving the problem by analyzing the product, process, and people involved.

    Dedicated RCA experts in our testing labs are committed to providing the best results to our clients based in the USA and other parts of the world. We at Infinita Lab design and perform RCA tasks as per the client’s specific requirements.

    RCA Common Uses

    • Product Quality Control
    • Failure of metals, ceramics, composites, polymers, etc.
    • Medical device failure issues.
    • Failure of materials and products under specific environmental or operating conditions
    • Corrosion and or oxidation failure
    • Wear and fatigue failure of products
    • Stress failure analysis
    • Adhesion failure
    • Failed lithium batteries and other energy storage device analysis
    • Contamination issues
    • Discoloration and off-gassing issues
    • Electroplating issues
    • Study of failed engineering components

    Industries using RCA

    • Microelectronics
    • Semiconductor
    • Energy Storage
    • Packaging
    • Plastics and Polymers
    • Consumer Goods and Products
    • Aerospace
    • Medical Device
    • Pharmaceuticals

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      FAQ on Root Cause Analysis – RCA

      Where can I do root cause analysis (RCA) of materials?

      Our material testing labs regularly provide root cause analysis (RCA) services for detailed investigative studies of failed products, components, and materials. The experts at Infinita Lab are proficient in RCA and method development for component-specific studies.

      How much does RCA cost?

      RCA can be extensive depending on the failure mechanism and subsequent investigation involved. The cost of testing depends on the type of testing, and product/component tested.

      What is root cause analysis (RCA)

      Root cause analysis (RCA) is a multi-step process to systematically resolve issues that cause failure in products, components, or materials. In materials, testing involves a thorough investigation of a failure employing a suite of metrology techniques.

      What is root cause analysis (RCA) used for?

      RCA is a great tool in isolating failures and is routinely used in quality control, resolving corrosion failure, material degradation issues, component defects, process issues, etc.

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