MATERIALS CONSULTING SERVICES
Material questions and problems affecting quality can come up when least expected. Therefore having a material consultant available who has the right answers and solutions, and a materials engineering degree are essential to avoid material mistakes, and ensure material quality.
The problem is, most firms that design or fabricate products, structures and components typically have no one on their staff with a materials engineering degree to select, apply and specify plastics, ceramics, and composites. This limits their ability to answer material questions, prevent and solve material problems, and interpret and apply the material and fabrication requirements in applicable codes, standards and specifications, which can be especially challenging to the layman user or specifier. One material mistake can cost millions. Typical mistakes leading to problems and reduced quality include:
The firm answers technical material questions, and advise designers, engineers, fabrication and quality personnel on matters of materials during the design, procurement, and fabrication phase needed to design and build in quality, by avoiding mistakes, and thereby ensure products, structures and components are suitable for the intended purpose. This service can also be provided to your contractors, subcontractors, vendors or suppliers.
$ It's most costly to correct mistakes found in the finished product, structure, or component.
$ It's less costly to correct mistakes found when making the product, structure, or component.
$ It's least costly to prevent mistakes during research, development and design of the product, structure, or component.
BENEFITS OF MATERIALS CONSULTING SERVICES
Materials consulting will allow you to:
For your convenience some of the engineering support and consulting services can be performed remotely saving you the time and cost associated with having an engineer travel to your location. If you prefer to have an engineer visit your location, or the location of a vendor, supplier, contractor or subcontractor, an hourly rate, travel time, mileage and associated expenses will be charged.
To get a cost estimate for engineering support and consulting, or location visits, click on CONTACT METHODS in the left side frame, and use any of the listed methods to contact McWane and Associates.