Every material tells a story

Independent Metallurgical Expertise,

Analysis, and Laboratory

Testing to Support Your Needs

With decades of experience, Engel Metallurgical is the top choice for attorneys, insurance companies, and members of a broad range of industries including chemical, agricultural, aviation, power generation, construction, transportation, and manufacturing. Our services are provided by engineers and technicians with specialized expertise in the physical and chemical analysis of materials, including steel alloys, iron castings, aluminum and copper-based alloys, super-alloys, ceramics, carbides, and cermets, giving you the insights you need to make confident decisions regarding insurance claims, litigation, manufacturing, and more. 

Our team has the flexibility to meet your needs where it’s most convenient—on site or in our accredited metallurgical laboratory. Regardless of the material’s size, purpose, or condition, Engel Metallurgical engineers have the capabilities to perform: 

  • Grain size analysis 
  • Inclusion content testing 
  • Tensile testing 
  • Hardness testing 
  • Scanning Electron Microscopy / Energy Dispersive Spectroscopy 
  • Metallographic preparation and microstructure evaluation  
  • Mechanical property testing 
  • Coating and plating thickness measurements 
  • Corrosion testing 
  • Weld process qualifications, specifications, and testing
  • Fatigue testing
  • Chemical analysis
  • Root cause failure analysis
  • Process error analysis
  • X-ray diffraction
  • Macro etching
  • Photographic documentation

Who We Serve 

Attorneys

When a product liability, personal injury, or wrongful death case hinges on metallurgical failures, we can help. Our engineers analyze metals to assess compliance with industry standards, uncover material defects, and identify the root cause of failure. Whether you need an expert witness to take the stand or a report from an accredited lab, you can reach a successful resolution and find reliable results with Engel Metallurgical.  

Insurance Professionals

When it comes to understanding insurance claims that may involve metallurgical failures, Engel Metallurgical provides insurance professionals with clarity on failure of the material. We analyze the metal’s microstructure, identify chemical properties, and explore potential process errors to determine the root cause of failure and help you understand the extent of the damage. Engel Metallurgical’s combination of equipment and expertise helps clients get the independent analysis they need to best guide their own efforts. 

Industrial Manufacturers

Engel Metallurgical serves industries across the manufacturing sector, including agriculture, chemical production, power generation, construction, and transportation. Using tensile, hardness, fatigue, and weld testing, we provide valuable insight that affects your bottom line. With Engel Metallurgical’s help, manufacturing professionals can assess the safety and quality of their materials, make process improvements, lower production expenses, and ensure compliance with industry standards. 

Meeting International Standards with ISO Accreditation 

Engel Metallurgical is ISO/IEC 17025 accredited. This means clients receive testing and analysis from a firm recognized as competent in the use and maintenance of testing laboratories. ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation is the gold standard for metallurgy labs, and Engel Metallurgical operates and maintains an acceptable quality management system covering both processes and documentation — and we generate valid results.  

Meeting International Standards with ISO Accreditation 

Engel Metallurgical is ISO/IEC 17025 accredited. This means clients receive testing and analysis from a firm recognized as competent in the use and maintenance of testing laboratories. ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation is the gold standard for metallurgy labs, and Engel Metallurgical operates and maintains an acceptable quality management system covering both processes and documentation — and we generate valid results.