Exponent has been operating in the Seattle area for more than twenty years, serving companies large and small, government agencies, insurers, and their counsel in the Pacific Northwest, Alaska, and around the world. Our Bellevue office, just 10 miles east of downtown Seattle, hosts over 40 consultants with expertise in disciplines from health, ecological, environmental sciences to human factors, polymer science and materials chemistry, and mechanical, civil, and materials and corrosion engineering. Our state-of-the-art Lucile Street laboratory facility supports the investigation of complex systems failures and issues impacting product reliability, quality, and performance. This is conducted through fractographic examination, corrosion analysis, materials characterization, and defect detection for a variety of materials, including metals and plastics, across a range of structures, components, and devices.