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Mexico Technical Center (Juárez)

Delphi Mexico Technical Center Failure Analysis and Testing Laboratory

The Failure Analysis and Testing Laboratory at the Delphi Mexico Technical Center (MTC) assists manufacturers with the collection and analysis of data to determine the causes of failures in the development of new products and for the improvement of existing products. The Laboratory uses a wide array of methods to examine the causes of product failures.

The MTC's Failure Analysis and Testing Laboratory is equipped with state-of-the-art instrumentation. Its staff of dedicated scientists and technicians offers valuable expertise in failure analysis, characterization and processing. Manufacturers may not have these capabilities in-house, or the Failure Analysis and Testing Laboratory can supplement a customer's existing resources.

Delphi's MTC Failure Analysis Team offers a wide range of testing and engineering services for polymers, metals and electronics including:

  • Material characterization
  • Failure analysis
  • Fractography analysis
  • Non-destructive testing (NDT)
  • Product evaluation
  • Aging analysis
  • Material identification and classification


Delphi's MTC Failure Analysis Testing Laboratory offers a wide range of analysis procedures to assist manufacturers in product design and in identifying potential areas of critical product failure. Test procedures include:

  • Failure Analysis
    • Visual analysis for evaluation of:
      • Photographic recording
      • Crack and defects
      • Corrosion and wear
  • Scanning Electronic Microscopy-Dispersive X-ray (SEM-EDX) Microanalysis
    • Fractography
    • Micro chemical characterization
  • Real Time X-ray Inspection
    • X-ray analysis
  • Liquid Penetrant Testing/Ultra violet (UV) Light Analysis
    • Liquid penetrant inspection
    • Water intrusion
    • Magnetic particle inspection (ferromagnetic materials only)
  • Metallography Analysis
    • Micro structural analysis of metals and alloys
    • Joint solder analysis
    • Electronic component defects
  • Mechanical Testing
    • Material hardness
    • Tensile testing
  • Fluid aging followed by mechanical testing

SEM image for inspection of integrated circuit failure.


SEM image shows brittle fracture cleavage with typical river patterns.

Metallography is used during failure investigation of heat treated powder metal.


SEM image shows dimples on ductile fracture.


SEM fractograph of sintered powder metal.

The Delphi Advantage

The Delphi Mexico Technical Center supports hundreds of customers worldwide in the design, development, testing, and validation of their products. It is part of Delphi's network of state-of-the-art technical centers around the world. Delphi's Mexico Technical Center is accredited to the ISO 14001 Environmental Management Standard.

Delphi is a leading global supplier of a broad range of technologies with manufacturing facilities located in more than 30 countries. Our products are engineered to meet the rigorous standards of the automotive industry, but Delphi technologies are also found in many other industries.  We leverage our rich heritage and extensive technical knowledge to offer our customers an array of innovative, cost competitive solutions.

Contact Information

Veronica Ortega
Business Development — Labs & Engineering Services
Delphi Mexico Technical Center
Av. Hermanos Escobar # 5756, Co. FOVISSSTE Chamizal
Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua 32310
U.S. Phone: 915.612.7948
Mexico Phone: +52.656.629.7100 Ext.57948
E-mail: veronica.ortega@delphi.com