Poetry for the Metallurgist

posted September 2015

Sharing a poem that is on the bulletin board in our break room. Composed by R.B.Ross, author of  Investigating Mechanical Failures; the Metallurgists Approach (1995)

Rust’s a Must

Mighty ships upon the ocean
Suffer from severe corrosion;
Even those that stay at dock side
Are rapidly becoming oxide.
Alas, that piling in the sea
is mostly Fe2O3
‘Cause when the wind is salt and gusty
Things are getting awful rusty.

We can measure it, we can test it;
We can halt it or arrest it;
We can gather it and weigh it;
We can coat it, we can spray it;
We can examine and dissect it;
We can cathodically protect it.
We can pick it up and drop it
But heaven knows, we’ll never stop it.
So here’s to rust: no doubt about it,
Most of us would stave without it.

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Case Studies

posted September 2015

Three new case studies have been added to our website. We think case studies can provide a better understanding of what we do and how we approach typical projects at MEE.  The three newest additions, Leaks in a Fire Protection System. Cracking Capacitors and Fractured Glass Cooking Pot Lid, highlight the range of experience of our technical staff in solving materials-related problems.


Metallography Laboratory

Metallurgist named CEO of Google

posted September 2015

Google recently announced the name of their new CEO and to our pleasant surprise we learn he has an undergraduate degree in Metallurgical Engineering and his Masters degree in Materials Science.

Read the article posted by ASM International about Sundar Pichai and his transition from metallurgical engineering and heat treatment processes to the world  of technology.




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