When Does a 50¢ Bolt Cost $10,000,000?…..When it breaks!

Is This an Expense You Can Afford?

GT Technical Consultants, Ltd. can help prevent the resulting liability costs and productivity downtime from a simple 50¢ bolt breaking.

Nationally Recognized Expert in Fastener Technology and Failure Analysis:
Guy Avellon has over 40 years’ experience in applications engineering and failure analysis/prevention in the varied fields of industrial, manufacturing, oil and gas, mining, trucking, automotive, Universities and Vo-Tech schools, power generating plants, theme parks and other industries across North America.

4 Top Reasons to Work With Us

Superior Problem Solving Ability
We know exactly how to deal with mysterious fastener failures with out-of-the-box thinking, backed by education and experiences in metallurgical engineering, electro-chemistry, corrosion elements, production line design and manufacturing.

Risk Avoidance Expertise
Prevented potential catastrophic failures in various applications (amusement parks, wind turbines, ski lifts, power plants, to name a few) preventing injury, loss of life and litigation.

Specialized Fastener Safety Training
In the field of mechanical engineering, standard curriculum revolves around the theory of bolted joints. There are no courses that thoroughly cover practical fastener use; the many unseen variables, proper assembly methods or maintenance and repair techniques. This is why fastener safety training is so essential to everyday use.

Registered Expert Witness
Our company is routinely sought for forensic failure analysis by law firms, distributors and insurance companies for professional and expert case analysis preparation and reports.

Areas of Expertise

  • Aircraft
  • Amusement Rides and Devices
  • ASTM/SAE Standards
  • Assembly Techniques
  • Automotive
  • Bus: School, Commercial Carrier
  • Coal/Nuclear Power Generation
  • Coatings and Plating
  • Corrosion
  • Failure Prevention
  • Fastener Design/Engineering
  • Forensic Analysis
  • Heavy Equipment/Cranes
  • Industrial Machinery
  • Insurance Investigation
  • ISO Systems
  • Metallurgical Engineering
  • Mines
  • NASCAR/Race Engineering
  • Petrochemical Plants
  • Safety Audits
  • Structural Assemblies
  • Test Methods
  • Textile Industry
  • Torque Assessment
  • Trucks / Fleets
  • Wheel Stud Failures
  • Welding
  • Wind Power Generation
  • Wood/Paper/Pulp Mils