The MEE laboratory studies composition, microstructure, and mechanical properties using a wide variety of techniques, including light microscopy, scanning electron microscopy, electrochemical testing, chemical surface analysis methods, and mechanical tests.
Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM)
Field Emission SEM (FESEM)
Energy Dispersive X-ray Spectroscopy (EDS)
Broad Beam Ion Milling
Microsectioning (Precision Cross Sections)
Rockwell Hardness Testing
Custom Test Design
Testing to Industry Standards
The MEE technical staff specializes in comprehensive, root-cause failure analysis. The range of experience encompasses many types of material behavior and modes of failure, including mechanical and corrosion mechanisms, in a wide variety of metals and polymers.
Whether you are a designer of implantable medical devices, a manufacturer of electronic parts, or an engineer at a steel foundry, your projects benefit from MEE’s breadth of scientific expertise, responsiveness, thorough analysis and collaborative work style.
A fire occurred inside a three-story stainless steel chamber for capturing airborne particulates. To determine the extent of damage to the stainless steel material, an investigation was carried out to characterize the condition of the wall and ceiling materials.Read More About this Case Study
Focused, Expert Analysis
MEE staff captures thousands of images each year using various light microscopes and scanning electron microscopes. Most are taken for specific projects - some for the fun of it - all offer fascinating views of the microscopic world we explore daily at MEE.