Louis Raymond & Associates

L. Raymond & Associates

A Professional Consulting Corporation offering expertise in failure analysis, life prediction, and risk analysis supported by in-house laboratory facilities.

Since Dr. Raymond started his high-tech materials and corrosion laboratory, he has dedicated it to providing Southern California with engineering excellence. With over 25 years of experience and consulting for more than 500 clients, Dr. Raymond has accumulated diversified knowledge in providing engineering support and high-tech laboratory services to businesses, industry, government and the legal profession. He is dedicated to continue providing the highest standard of technical and laboratory support for materials science to solve manufacturing, design, service and maintenance problems.

Excellence Through Research

Our goal is to solve manufacturing, design, service and maintenance problems with the highest standard of engineering technology combined with laboratory support.

In combination with government sponsored research in areas of alloy design, processing, and fabrication, LRA Laboratories stays at the frontier of technology with the use of advanced equipment including IMMA, TEM, SEM and X-ray imaging and analysis.

Awesome Image

Laboratory Facilities

LRA has established a national reputation for utilizing both conventional and unique test methods to rapidly identify, analyze and solve problems. RSL™ ISL Labs is a completely equipped lab providing mechanical testing (impact, fracture, fatigue), metallography (sample prep, macro-/micro-photography, microhardness), fractography (SEM X-ray microprobe, image analysis) and environmental effects (hydrogen embrittlement, stress corrosion cracking). Specializing in failure analysis and R&D programs, LRA uses the latest laboratory equipment including:

  • Hydraulic actuated closed loop computer controlled fatigue machine
  • Finite element analysis
  • Electrochemical corrosion (Klscc)
  • SEM / color graphics
  • X-ray, microprobe
  • Tensile/fracture toughness
  • Hydrogen embrittlement
  • Computer controlled data acquisition and reduction
  • Quantitative fractography, stress estimates
  • Particle analysis, wear
  • Life prediction analysis
  • Environment/fatique
  • Torque/tension of fasteners
Awesome Image


Supertanker Props

Dept. of Transportation - Trains

Dept. of Energy - Windmills

Dept. of Interior - Offshore Platforms

Coast Guard Icebreakers

Bay Bridge - San Francisco, California

U.S. Navy - Marine Designs

U.S. Medical - Artificial Heart Valves

Pressure vessels Bridge safety Helicopters Welding
Nuclear pumps Prosthetic devices Space shuttle Heart valves
Windmills Forgings Propeller blades Castings
Fasteners Carbides Supertankers Hardfacing
Aircraft Plating Offshore Platforms Titanium Tanks
Turbines Automotive Piping Composites

Have any Questions or Comments?... We Are Available For You

Contact Us