COVID-19 Update

(April 10th, 2020)

Metallurgical Technologies, Inc. (Met-Tech) is fully operational and continues to provide uninterrupted service to our clients. Along with Rimkus Building Consultants and our parent company, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc., we’re navigating the COVID-19 global pandemic with a business continuity plan that prioritizes safety and wellness while enabling us to deliver the same level of support our clients have come to know and rely upon.

Here’s how we’re continuing to serve our clients:

  • Availability: Met-Tech has an excellent reputation for reliable and value-added materials and metallurgical engineering services. Our strengths and capabilities include:
    • Secure 8,000 square foot lab
    • Technical expertise consisting of professional and degreed engineers, and certified safety trainer
    • Support for a broad range of diversified industries including manufacturing, automotive, motorsports, aerospace, chemical processing, pharmaceuticals, engineering, military, insurance and legal, utilities, and more
    • Additional technical support from Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc.
      • Chemical Engineering
      • Materials Science
      • Mechanical Engineering
  • Accessibility: To ensure uninterrupted service to our clients, Met-Tech team members are equipped with the following resources:
    • An information security management system certified in accordance with ISO 27001
    • Cloud-based communications: calling, routing, and videoconferencing
    • Secure, company-wide digital document library
    • Fully operational IT and administrative support
  • Preparedness: The Rimkus Incident Response Plan accounts for the safety, well-being, and success of Met-Tech employees, clients, and the public. The following preparations allow our experts to continue work on projects:
    • Continual updates with the latest information from the CDC and WHO as well as local, state, and federal guidelines and restrictions
    • Global COVID-19 compliance letter for consultants traveling to the lab and fieldwork
    • Pre-inspection health assessment guidelines – peace of mind for our clients and the general public
    • COVID-19-specific field inspection and laboratory procedures including social distancing, self-isolation if ill, and sanitation developed by our in-house safety team
    • Access to advisory updates regarding illness prevention and proper handwashing/personal hygiene practices
  • Technology: Our experts can use the following tools to aid in the determination of the root cause of metallurgical failures:
    • Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM)
    • Energy Dispersive X-ray Spectrometer (EDS)
    • Optical Microscopy
    • Macro Examinations
    • 3D Microscopic Imaging
  • Client Resources: All of our services are available. We continue to provide top-quality metallurgical engineering services in a timely manner and at a reasonable cost. Our expertise includes the following:
    • Forensic Failure Analysis
    • Corrosion and Defect Investigations
    • Weld Testing
    • Salt Fog Testing
    • Reverse Engineering
    • SEM/EDS Micro-analysis
    • Mechanical and Weldment Testing
    • Chemical Analysis
    • Metallography
    • Non-destructive Testing
    • Litigation Support

We’re here for you, should you need us today, tomorrow, or in the challenging months ahead. Contact us at 704-663-5108. We’re ready to help.


Failure Analysis Services

Determine cause of failure & recommend ways to prevent future recurrence.

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Corrosion Investigation

Determine cause of material degradation that reduces life expectancy.

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Verify fracture mechanism & initiation. Microstructure composition and imaging.

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Metallography Services

Reveals grain structure, thermo mechanical processing & flaw and defect characteristics.

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