Leveraging Metals Science - Industrial Metallurgists

Leveraging Metals Science

Missed opportunities

Millions of components are made of metal. Yet, metals engineering is often under-leveraged by engineering teams. The result - missed opportunities to quickly fix component reliability and quality problems. Instead, problems linger while schedules slip and costs add up.

Knowledge gap

We’ve worked with hundreds of engineers at different companies. They are good, smart engineers who understand key principles of product design and manufacturing. But there’s a knowledge gap – most haven’t had much metallurgy training or experience with the analytical methods used for failure analysis of metal components. So, they don’t know how to get the information needed to solve quality and reliability problems. As a result, problems linger.

Closing the gap

This is where we come in. We provide metals engineering expertise to help engineering teams quickly fix problems. We work with engineering teams to help with failure analysis and root cause analysis when

  • Components fail during product testing and use.
  • Manufacturing and supplier quality problems arise.

We also offer metallurgy and metals engineering training that covers practical aspects of metallurgy and metals engineering and is geared to design, manufacturing, and quality engineers.


Applying metals engineering to solve reliability and quality problems is not a new idea, but it is transformative.  It enables minimizing costs of problems, making faster decisions, and improved productivity. Product design and manufacturing is complicated. Why not take advantage of every tool available to make things easier and gain a competitive advantage?

Is this right for you?

Call or email if you’re interested in chatting to learn more - mike@imetllc.com 847.528.3467 Or complete the form below. We’ll talk about your product challenges and whether our approach is a good fit. It won’t be a sales call.

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    About Me

    I am an experienced metallurgical engineer in business to add strategic value to my manufacturing clients. As a 25-year design and manufacturing veteran, I bring authoritative engineering insight for systematic manufacturing excellence.

    After working many years on Motorola’s design and quality engineering teams, I now work for hundreds of design and manufacturing executives and engineers to improve their competitive advantage through quality materials and fast problem resolution. I host metal manufacturing webinars to train engineers how to improve their products, and I even wrote a book about it.

    Industrial Metallurgists, LLC

    Providing metals engineering expertise for failure analysis and forensic investigations of metal components and products.
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