Metallurgical Solutions FAQ

Metallurgical Solutions FAQs

Q: What is metallurgy?

Metallurgy is the science and study of the relationship between the properties of metals and their composition, microstructure, and how they were processed.

As a metallurgist, I help clients improve and make faster engineering decisions by getting the metallurgical data and information needed to choose the best metal solutions.

Q: Who are you?

My name is Michael Pfeifer. For the past 25 years I’ve been working with companies to help them make the best decisions about the metals used in their products.

It took a decade to refine my approach and develop a system that addresses the concerns and issues people just like you encounter when making decisions and solving problems associated with metals.

I have worked with clients from every industry you can imagine, and I know the questions to ask, and where to look to find the data and information needed to help you find solutions. When you feel like you are just spinning your wheels, I can help.

Q: How does the process work?

From the moment we start working together, we’ll help you complete each of our process steps.

Phase 1: Review decision/problem

We’ll review the engineering decision or problem with you and discuss the steps to get the information and data needed. Then, we will provide a written proposal.

Phase 2: Get information and data and review with client

This often involves performing analyses to get metallurgical data about your components. We’ll take care of that. We’ll also get other relevant metallurgical information. After we review the data and determine our findings, we'll review them with you and work with your engineering team to identify design choices or the root cause of a problem. The final step of this phase is to provide you with a written report that clients use to make well-informed engineering decisions.

Phase 3: Implementation

After delivering the final report, we’ll build your implementation plan for applying the analysis conclusions and quickly getting the benefits. Then we'll work with your engineering team to execute the plan. The final step is to ensure our clients can measure the value of the work that was performed.

Our nine-step system has been refined, tested, and proven to help people like you rapidly increase their productivity and eliminate uncertainty. You don't have to be metals engineering experts or have to rely on guessing and intuition.

Q: How is this different from other things I have tried?

If you’re reading this, there’s a 99.999% chance you’ve spent more than a fair amount of time dealing with metal decisions and problems. But you’re here because you’re still uncertain about the steps to get the data and information needed to quickly find solutions.

Our engineering approach provides a clear step-by-step path to reach your destination!

Q: How do I know if this will work for me?

The best way to gain 100% confidence that this is the best approach for you is to have a short call to discuss your specific situation and our process and see if it’s a good fit.

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