When things break or do not perform as designed resulting in injuries, broken equipment or business interruption, ARCCA’s engineers have the expertise to determine what went wrong and how it could have been prevented. In that regard, ARCCA is pleased to have Dr. Wade Lanning on board, who is a premier expert in this area. Dr. Lanning specializes in the forensic analysis of mechanical failures, such as fracture surface analysis, metal corrosion, polymer oxidation and degradation, weld and fastener failures and plumbing system material failures. He also investigates consumer product failures and accidents involving industrial equipment, as well as performing laboratory analyses of material composition, structure, and properties.
Dr. Lanning is experienced in industrial and laboratory safety, machine design and safeguarding, and manufacturing and material processing. He uses forensic analyses to trace defects and damage to conditions in production, distribution or service life, and to find the origins of shipping damage, corrosion, coating defects, surface scratches, surface contamination, foreign objects in food/beverage containers, etc.
While Dr. Lanning is based on the West Coast, he is available to investigate cases nationwide. To learn more or contact Wade regarding your next case or claim, visit Wade Lanning’s expert profile page.