Expedited Testing.
Failure Analysis.
Exceptional Service.

CONFIDENCE IS EVERYTHING

WE ARE TRUSTED BY THE
WORLD’S LEADING COMPANIES

Serving companies nationally and internationally, MSI operates from a cutting-edge facility located in Middletown, Ohio.

It is one of the only labs in the region capable of performing specialized failure analysis for critical industries.

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Automotive
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Pulp and Paper
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Other Industries
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MSI Trusted Right Side

MSI offers consulting and failure analysis in addition to comprehensive, competent and timely
metallurgical testing and analysis. We are equipped to handle a broad scope of services:

Failure Analysis
Mechanical Testing
Chemical Analysis
Microstructure Evaluation
Other

Trusted by Leading Companies

MSI’s metallurgists have a tremendous depth of knowledge and broad-range experience in
analyzing manufacturing processes, resolving complex manufacturing dilemmas, and avoiding common pitfalls.

 

"Middletown Tube Works, Inc. partnership with MSI allows us to quickly respond to material issues for our customers.

Their comprehensive analysis gives us the ability to focus on resolving issues quickly to minimize impact on customers."

"When issues arise, having good data and good analysis are key to getting to the bottom of any problem.

Brian and his team at MSI have been able to help us and our customers find solutions to problems not readily evident."Calvary Industries

"MSI has provided metallurgical and forensic analysis for General Engine Products for over 19 years.


They provided timely and accurate analysis which has allowed us to make decisive plans for resolution to critical issues."

"For over five years, MSI has been our “go to” laboratory for services outside our own capabilities and even for collaboration and corroboration with our internal facilities. 


Brian and his team at MSI lab are real professionals."

Dubois

MSI Services

Our Nadcap & A2LA Accredited, lab offers a range of services with a quick turnaround while providing concise reports and accurate results that exceed our clients expectations.

Failure Analysis

 

When you need quick answers or a formal report, MSI has the expertise and the facilities for fast and accurate results.
 
 

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Metal Property Testing

 

Comprehensive testing for strength, n-value, R-value, impact resistance and hardness.
 
 
 

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Metallography

 

Microstructure evaluation using state-of-the-art technology for grain size, alpha case, recast layer, carburization, decarburization, cleanliness and coating analysis.

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Coating Analysis

 

Experienced in the analysis and evaluation of thermal spray coatings, adhesion properties and to predict coating deficiencies in metals.
 

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Metal Chemical Analysis

 

Nadcap & A2LA Accredited using Leco Glow Discharge Spectroscopy, Eltra carbon and sulfur combustion methods and energy dispersive spectroscopy techniques, providing quick turnaround, concise reports and accurate results.

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Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM)

 

MSI leverages this powerful and versatile tool designed for directly studying fracture surfaces for mode of failure and fracture initiation sites identifying corrosion products inclusions and other surface anomalies.
 

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Macro/Micro Hardness Evaluations

 

MSI experts perform hardness testing with equipment precisely calibrated to the appropriate hardness scales.  Scales evaluated include Rockwell C, B, superficial, Brinell, Vickers and Knoop.
 

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Legal and expert witness services

 

Looking for an expert? 
Dr. Brian Joyce consults and testifies for law firms and insurance companies regarding industrial forensic and litigation support to companies globally.
 
 

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Our Expertise

MSI's metallurgists have a tremendous depth of knowledge and broad-range experience in
analyzing manufacturing processes, resolving complex manufacturing dilemmas, and avoiding common pitfalls.

Dr Brian Joyce

Brian Joyce, PhD

Dr. Brian Joyce is the owner and director of Metallurgical Solutions, Inc., established in 2002, a commercial testing laboratory providing metals testing, industrial forensic and litigation support to companies around the world.

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