Los Angeles, CA

Formerly known as SEAL Laboratories, this EAG location in the Los Angeles (El Segundo) area has been solving challenging projects requiring expertise in materials science, electronics, failure analysis, metallurgical testing, residual gas analysis (RGA), and destructive physical analysis (DPA) since 1972. Scientists and engineers at our Los Angeles and other locations offer years of experience providing litigation support and expert witness services.

Every Engineering Problem Has a Solution. 
We perform failure analysis and product improvement for metal components in the aerospace, transportation, consumer products, construction and medical device industries. Our experts utilize multiple techniques for metallurgical analysis to solve problems as:

  • Fractures fracture and failure modes and origins
  • Fatigue and other slow crack growth mechanisms
  • Brittle and ductile overload failures
  • Stress corrosion and hydrogen embrittlement failures
  • Corrosion/oxidation problems
  • Contamination problems
  • Wear failures
  • Heat treatment problems
  • Design/stress related failures
  • Plating problems


Additionally, we have assisted with product design, material selection, product improvement, and quality assurance programs for metal components.

Legal Consulting: Product Liability and Patent Infringement Cases
From investigating defective aircraft landing gear to determining cause of airbag failures, our engineers and scientists have been at the forefront of providing scientific expertise, data interpretation and expert testimony for hundreds of legal cases, including:

  • Product defect investigations
  • Determination of initiating causes of failure
  • Product construction analysis and specifications
  • Materials and contamination analysis
  • Fire investigations
  • Manufacturing/quality control issues

Our scientific expert witness team from this location includes Arun Kumar, Ph.DDana Medlin, Ph.D, P.E., FASMSya Ensha, Ph.D.Kin-Ling Sham, Ph.D., and Jim Curiel.

The Los Angeles location (formerly SEAL Laboratories) also has specialized services for the electronics and aerospace industries.
As experts in Residual Gas Analysis (RGA) of electronics components, we not only provides internal gas and water vapor content in microelectronic components, but also troubleshoots “problem” internal gasses and provide corrective actions. We support MIL-STD-883, Method 1018 and MIL-STD-750, Method 1018. Destructive physical analysis (DPA) is performed on materials used in aerospace, commercial, military, and government applications. As DLA (Defense Logistics Agency) certified for various MIL-STD testing requirements, our DPA capabilities include Fine Leak, Gross Leak, Die Shear, Bond Strength, P.I.N.D. Testing, Radiography, SEM inspection, Microsectioning, and DLA Certified RGA Testing.

Typical Services

This icon represents Auger Electron Spectroscopy (Auger or AES), performed by scientists at EAG Laboratories
Auger Electron
Spectroscopy (AES)
Covalent Metrology
Corrosion Testing
Legal consulting
Consulting &
Expert Testimony
Destructive Physical
Analysis (DPA)
Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC) icon by EAG Laboratories
Differential Scanning
Calorimetry (DSC)
Energy Dispersive X-ray Spectroscopy
Energy Dispersive
Spectroscopy (EDS)
Failure Analysis Services
This icon represents Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FT-IR)
Gas Chromatography - Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS)
Materials characterization service
Example of metallurgical analysis from EAG Laboratories
This icon represents residual gas analysis (RGA) internal vapor content, performed by scientists at EAG Laboratories
Residual Gas
Analysis (RGA)
RTX techniques from EAG Laboratories for Real Time X-ray Defect Detection
Real Time X-ray
scanning electron microscopy SEM
Scanning Electron
Microscopy (SEM)
This icon represents thermal analysis, as performed by EAG scientists
Analysis (TGA)
XPS Analysis (X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy or XPS-ESCA)
X-ray Photoelectron
Spectroscopy (XPS)

Globally serving customers

EAG Laboratories offers our clients an extensive knowledge base and skilled expertise that is supported by over 2,500 instruments installed worldwide. This capacity allows us to scale with your demand and time constraints.

We use a centralized support network that gives you access to technical consultants who can discuss every technique or solution that we offer. 

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