Our depth of knowledge, broad range experience,
combined with comprehensive, competent, and timely solutions
are unmatched in the industry.

Located in Dayton, Ohio, Metallurgical Solutions, Inc. (MSI) was founded in 2002 to meet the demand for comprehensive,  competent and timely metallurgical testing and failure analysis.  Laboratory operations are managed by Dr Brian Joyce, President and CEO.

MSI offers full-circle consulting to assist companies around the world in moving beyond design, equipment, or process-oriented failures to:

  • Ship certified material on time
  • Identify cause of failure and quickly adjust operations and materials
  • Minimize production down time
  • Proactively work with customers on their manufacturing issues


MSI has performed hundreds of failure analysis, in a wide variety of industries, giving us exposure to typical pitfalls that we can help you avoid.

We are your trusted partner in metallurgical testing.

MSI Lab Accreditation

When you require comprehensive, competent and timely solutions to your metallurgical testing and failure analysis needs, Metallurgical Solutions, Inc. (MSI) meets those needs following A2LA, ISO 17025, Nadcap and GE S-400 quality system requirements.

In accordance with the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) standard ISO/IEC 17025 (the general requirements for the competence to carry out tests and/or calibrations, including sampling).

A2LA was founded in 1978 as a non-profit, public service, membership society dedicated to the formal recognition of competent testing and calibration laboratories, inspection bodies, proficiency testing providers and reference material producers.


MSI has earned the prestigious Nadcap accreditation for materials testing laboratories. Administered by the Performance Review Institute (PRI), Nadcap is the leading global cooperative standards-setting program for aerospace engineering, defense and related industries.

Nadcap’s mission is to provide international, unbiased, independent manufacturing process/product assessments and certification services that add value, reduce total cost, and facilitate relationships between subscribers and suppliers.

GE S400

MSI laboratory has been awarded GE S400 Special Process
Certification (AI-Independent and International Metallic Material Lab) since 2015. With this certification, MSI can provide material testing support to suppliers of GE.


Discover the service and quality advantages of partnering with MSI

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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