The Intern Experience at MEE

posted August 2016

Interns, Reid Schur and Josh Polzin, were a welcome addition to our team this summer.

Reid completed a project comparing the chemical vs mechanical test methods used in ASTM  D3483, Standard Test Methods for Accumulated Deposition in a Steam Generator Tube. We will use the information from his work to help our customers decide on the best test method to use with their specific projects. Josh spent a lot of his time in the metallographic laboratory doing sample preparation and testing material removal rates for the automatic polisher.

Both can also add welding and engineering design to their resume after creating this bike rack for our staff who commute to work by bike. Thank you Reid and Josh and good luck in your engineering careers.




MEE Senior Materials Engineer, Dan Grice, was just named to the Board of Directors for the Failure Analysis Society  (FAS) of ASM International.  Dan will be acting as liaison to the FAS Membership Committee. Among his goals will be to develop programs within FAS to increase membership and improve services for the emerging professionals demographic.

“The Failure Analysis Society is the newest affiliate society from ASM International. Founded in 2016, this society is dedicated to advancing the important role failure analysis plays in the materials science industry. We aim to promote more safe, reliable products by study of the many ways in which failures occur and to educate the larger engineering, manufacturing, and user communities regarding our findings.”


Testing to Industry Standards

posted August 2016

We added a new page to our website, Testing to Industry Standards. Select ASTM test methods we have experience with are listed. The list is by no means all inclusive. If you don’t see the test method you require, contact us. We will work with you to interpret test methods and identify those tests we can perform or assist in identifying the appropriate test method for your particular project. We can even design custom test programs when required.

Microhardness Test

Microhardness Testing

The National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE) has proclaimed August 3rd as Professional Engineers Day. Here’s to the PE’s on staff at MEE; Larry Hanke, Richard Kielty, Ryan Haase and Dan Grice.

From the NSPE:

“For engineers, licensure is required in order to submit plans to a public authority for approval, to work as a consultant, or to be in responsible charge of engineering work. It is a means of ensuring standards of professional competency through a rigorous combination of education, experience, and examination.”

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For those of you interested in history, the NSPE  published an article a few years ago on the history of professional engineer licensing that is worth a read.