Welding and Joining Seminar

posted February 2016

MEE staff attended the Minnesota Chapter of ASM seminar on Welding and Joining at Hennepin Technical College.  One of the talks, Solid -State Welding of  Stainless Steel to Nitinol, included SEM images of samples prepared with the broad-beam ion mill by MEE Laboratory Manager,  Kurt Schenk.

SEM and metallographic imaging of welds provides valuable information for weld process control or determination of the failure mechanism in a failure analysis project.

More images of welds and ion-milled samples can be found on our website gallery or online Materials Handbook.

Materials Engineer, Neal Hanke, at MEE table top display

Materials Engineer, Neal Hanke, at ASM seminar.

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Pipeline Corrosion Control Seminar

posted February 2016

Two of our engineers, Dick Kielty and Dan Grice, attended the 2016 NACE International 10,000 Lakes Pipeline Corrosion Control Seminar  held in Prior Lake MN.  The MEE trade show booth was set up, too, so when Dick and/or Dan were not in one of the sessions, they were at the booth answering questions about the services MEE provides to the pipeline industry.

Some of our past projects have included corrosion evaluation of oil pipeline sections, determination of the failure mechanism in natural gas pipelines, and investigation of leaks in fuel oil pipelines and polyethylene natural gas lines.


 MEE Booth at NACE event

MEE Booth at NACE 2016 Corrosion Control Seminar

Plymouth Proud

posted February 2016

Plymouth Mayor, Kelli Slavik and MEE CEO, Larry Hanke

We enjoyed a recent visit from, Kelli Slavik, Mayor of Plymouth and Danette Parr,  Plymouth Economic Development Manager.  The City of Plymouth has created a new campaign called Plymouth Proud  to highlight  and raise  awareness of the thriving and diverse Plymouth business community. Having just celebrated our 20th year in Plymouth we are more than happy to display a Plymouth Proud window decal at MEE.

The Mayor’s visit made us do a little research into MEE’s own connection to the business community in Plymouth. MEE has worked  with 75 different companies in the city. Materials Evaluation and Engineering, Inc. was founded to fill a local need for an independent, high-quality, materials characterization laboratory for advanced materials and critical components.  Referrals from satisfied customers have generated a steady growth of new projects and clients from across the continent and internationally but we truly appreciate our local roots.


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