Manufacturing Profitability Through Materials Testing, Analysis and Consulting Services
What We Do:
Metallurgical Associates performs expert Failure Analysis, Manufacturing Process Problem Solving, Materials Testing & Analysis and Materials Engineering at its lab in Waukesha, Wisconsin (near Milwaukee). Our clients include manufacturers, distributors, litigation specialists and the insurance industry.
MAI provides your company with the resources of an advanced materials testing laboratory and professional materials and metallurgical engineers who are experienced and recognized experts in their field. Accurate test results are obtained using the latest analytical instruments and techniques. These test results are then evaluated and practical, cost-effective recommendations are provided.
Metallurgical Associates performs a comprehensive range of materials testing and engineering services in metals and alloys, polymers and elastomers, and ceramics. MAI engineers respond rapidly to meet our client’s requirements for answers that will prevent additional failures of products in the field or re-start stalled production.
Root cause failure analyses identify the how and why failure occurred, and a range of practical options are provided to prevent future failures. Manufacturing process problem solving analyses are performed on a “High Priority” basis to get our clients back in production NOW. Our full range of Analytical Services includes heat treatment evaluation, corrosion and defect analysis, welder and weld qualification, SEM/EDS micro-analysis, chemical analysis, hardness and micro-hardness testing, and non-destructive testing with results provided within 24 hours when required.
MAI Materials Engineering services provide complete reverse engineering, heat treat and manufacturing process development, materials selection guidance and specification development, review and revision to keep your manufacturing current, efficient and cost-effective.
Our “product” is your company’s enhanced quality and profitability.
Who We Are:
Metallurgical Associates professional engineers are degreed in Metallurgical and Materials science. We are experts in our field who have performed over 12,000 analyses on products ranging from beverage containers to gas turbines.
Our knowledge has been developed through careers spanning a broad cross section of industries, and we are authorities on manufacturing processes, product service applications and materials engineering.
MAI is ISO 17025 Accredited by the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA) an internationally recognized organization, assuring that analyses performed by Metallurgical Associates are accepted by vendors and manufacturers worldwide. To view Metallurgical Associates, Inc. A2LA certificate please click this link.
Our Client Relationship:
Metallurgical Associates client relationships are based on confidence. Our priority is to work in partnership with clients, providing accuracy, rapid results, full communication before, during and after the analysis, and absolute confidentiality.
Analysis results are reported in clear concise language and include specific, practical, cost-effective recommendations. MAI engineers are directly available by phone or email to discuss your testing requirements, provide quotes, or answer any questions on completed analyses. MAI seeks out any opportunity to add value to our evaluations by reporting potential saving or performance improvements relative to your application on even basic chemical analyses, tensile and impact tests, or hardness results.
MAI is particularly responsive to client’s production shut downs due to processing or materials failures. In these situations, we provide round the clock testing and analysis until the problem is resolved and you are back in production.