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Our Atlanta, Georgia location offers a unique blend of multi-discipline professional engineering combined with extensive in-house testing and research facilities.

Our consultants provide a full range of investigative, technical and litigation support services as well as having access to a national network of experts, state-of-the-art facilities, and staffed trained in using the latest technologies for high quality results.

Disciplines strongly represented in the Atlanta office include the following:

  • Accident Reconstruction
  • Aeronautical and Aviation
  • Automotive
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Electrical/Electronic
  • Fire, Explosion, and Ordnance
  • Food Industry Regulatory Compliance
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Manufacturing
  • Marine
  • Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metallurgical Analysis and Testing
  • Oil and Gas
  • Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Regulatory Compliance
  • Railroad and Transit
  • Safety
  • Structural Engineering


Our facility is equipped with a state-of-the-art materials testing/analysis laboratory, complete with a Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) with Energy Dispersive Spectroscopy (EDS) capabilities. Our primary conference room feeds into our large, well-equipped, metallurgical, optical, microscopy, mechanical, and electrical laboratories. We can host multi-party inspections utilizing advanced equipment under comfortable, controlled environmental conditions. Artifact storage is available for the safe keeping of your important evidence.

Our labs offer many different testing, inspection, measurement, and computational analysis capabilities, including the following, which are run by ESi engineers and technicians:


  • A2LA Certified Mechanical Testing (tensile, hardness, impact, bend)
  • Metallurgical Testing
  • Pressure Testing
  • Machine Shop and Welding Equipment


  • Scanning Electron Microscope with Energy Dispersive Spectroscopy (SEM/EDS)
  • Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR)
  • Laser Scanning and 3D Modeling
  • High-Speed Video Camera
  • High-Definition (HD) Video Cameras
  • X-Ray
  • Extrusion Plastometer
  • Fractography
  • Optical Microscopy
  • Metallography


  • A sophisticated data acquisition system that interfaces with the following transducers:
    • Strain Gauges
    • Force and Pressure
    • Flow Meters (gasses and fluids)
    • Vibration/Acceleration
    • Temperature
    • Surveying Equipment (Total Station)
    • Various instruments and tools for metrology (gage blocks, gage pins, etc.)

Computational Analysis

  • Crack Growth Analysis (NASGRO, AFGROW)
  • Finite Element Analysis (ABAQUS/Standard)
    • Static Analysis
    • Linear Dynamic Analysis
    • Non-Linear Transient Dynamic Analysis
    • Heat Transfer Analysis
    • Buckling Analysis
    • Limit Load and Post-Buckling Analysis (RIKS procedure)
    • Non-Linear Effects
    • Kinematics Analysis
    • Analysis of mechanisms using elastic elements
  • Solid Modeling (SolidWorks)


Metrology/ 3D Laser Scanning:

Small Parts Laser Scanning, Non-Contact:

  • 9’ FARO Edge HD ScanArm, with a volumetric accuracy: ±.041mm (±.0016in), and single point repeatability: .029mm (.0011in). The HD laser has an accuracy: ±25μm (±.001in), and repeatability: 25μm, 2σ (.001in)
  • Reverse engineering of parts from 3D laser scan to solid model (Geomagic Design X)

Large Area Laser Scanning, Non-Contact:

  • FARO Focus Laser Scanner with a 330 meter indoor/ outdoor range, and a ranging error: ±2mm at 10m and 25m, each at 90% and 10% reflectivity

Small Unmanned Aerial Systems (SUAS):

  • Commercial Pilot Certificate (Part 17)
  • High Resolution Aerial Photography / Video (4K)
  • Aerial Mapping to Detailed 3D Models
430 Technology Parkway NW Norcross, GA 30092

  • Phone: (678) 990-3280
  • Fax: (678) 990-3285

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