Metallurgy Consulting

Productivity. Profitability. Meeting project schedules. They are critical to your success and they depend on selecting optimum materials to use in your products and quickly solving design and manufacturing problems related to materials.

Metallurgy consulting for design and manufacturing

Most engineers understand the principles of design and manufacturing. We complement this by providing metallurgical engineering expertise to help clients with design and manufacturing decisions and problems.

Projects we can help with include:

  • Materials selection for new designs, cost reduction, and quality improvement
  • Research and development
  • Supplier evaluation
  • Manufacturing process development
  • Failure analysis

Give us a call 847.528.3467 to discuss your project or send an email

Part of your engineering staff

Most metallurgical consulting services offer only laboratory testing and failure analysis, but that’s not enough. Hire Industrial Metallurgists and you bring metallurgical engineering expertise onto your team to help you get the information you need and help you use it to solve your problem.

We work on small and large projects. Often, a few hours of review and engineering discussions is enough for clients to get a clear direction of what to do.

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Select better materials

We’ll help you select materials that optimize your product’s performance, reliability, and cost, and improve your probability of success.

Reduce costs and improve quality

We’ll help you identify opportunities to use lower cost materials that meet your performance and reliability requirements, and enable easy, high-yield manufacturing.

    Call to discuss your problem or project - 847.528.3467. Or send a message


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    Michael Pfeifer’s Background

    I received a B.S. and M.S. in Metallurgical Engineering from University of Illinois and a Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from Northwestern University. For over 25 years I’ve helped many companies optimize their materials and manufacturing processes, enabling them to design and manufacture successful products.

    I’ve worked on every aspect of product development and manufacturing, and I know the pressure to optimize designs and quickly determine the root cause of product failures and manufacturing quality problems.  My metallurgy background coupled with my design and manufacturing experience enables me to quickly understand your situation, work with you to lay out a plan, help you get the information you need, and help you use the information to get to the best outcome..

    I also wrote a book  – Materials Enabled Designs. It teaches how to select materials that optimize product performance, reliability, and cost. I apply these concepts to my metallurgy consulting projects.