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ABOUT US

Our mission at Metcut is to provide our worldwide customers with accurate, reliable, and ingenious materials evaluation and specimen preparation services. We are a full-service firm with significant, world-leading experience in testing materials – metals, intermetallics, composites, ceramics, and coatings – and in evaluating structural behavior.

OUR PEOPLE – EDUCATED AND EXPERIENCED

OUR PEOPLE – EDUCATED AND EXPERIENCED

Our people are at the heart of our success and the foundation of our strategy for the future. We believe that long-term, sustained success only results from investment in people. Each member of our workforce is an important financial stakeholder in our business. We know that it is our people who differentiate us in our chosen field of materials evaluation.

COMMITMENT TO QUALITY – CREATING VALUE NOT JUST DATA POINTS

COMMITMENT TO QUALITY – CREATING VALUE NOT JUST DATA POINTS

Our team is committed to maintaining the highest level of professional excellence in the services we provide to our customers. We hold ourselves to the finest level of quality in our industry. It is only through this devotion to quality that we can earn the confidence of our clients in the reliability and accuracy of our work.

ESOP OWNERSHIP STRUCTURE – 100% EMPLOYEE-OWNED

ESOP OWNERSHIP STRUCTURE – 100% EMPLOYEE-OWNED

We have been an independent company since our beginning in 1948 and an employee-owned (ESOP) enterprise since 1976. As a result, our allegiance always is to our client, not to an outside investor, financial institution, or parent company. Independence is an important quality in attracting and retaining high-performing professionals. This structure also gives us the flexibility to explore and develop customized service solutions without the encumbrances of external influence.

CULTURE – EMPHASIZING SERVICE TO CLIENTS

CULTURE – EMPHASIZING SERVICE TO CLIENTS

Providing consistent, personalized, and high-quality service to our clients has been and always will be our first priority. We look for the most enthusiastic and talented professionals so that our clients will benefit from their knowledge and expertise. We value personal integrity as the basis of developing and maintaining long-term business relationships.

INNOVATION - CONTINUALLY IMPROVING AND INNOVATING

INNOVATION - CONTINUALLY IMPROVING AND INNOVATING

The services we provide today are the result of past innovations; our services tomorrow will come from our ingenuity today. Incremental continuous improvement gains and great leaps forward both come from diverse, energetic teams who question, imagine, test, refine, and implement.

EDUCATION – ALWAYS PURSUING KNOWLEDGE

EDUCATION – ALWAYS PURSUING KNOWLEDGE

We encourage employees to pursue continuing education, believing that this benefits them personally and improves the quality of services to our clients. Every year we make significant investments in the professional development of our employees. Our ongoing investment in continuing education is a commitment toward meeting the goals of our employees and the needs of our customers.

HISTORY

Following World War II, three major research activities evolved which had direct and far-reaching impacts on the worldwide metal cutting industry:

  • The search for better, longer-lasting cutting tool materials
  • The formulation of more active cutting tool coolants and lubricants
  • The identification of more effective free-machining additives to ferrous alloys

In 1948, the 3 founders of Metcut (Dr. Michael Field, Mr. Norman Zlatin, and Dr. John F. Kahles) envisioned an opportunity to develop and disseminate technical information in the science of machinability.  They saw a need for a focal point to collect and organize the numerous research activities occurring simultaneously around the world.

Metcut provided the machining industry with a qualified, independent source for testing, measuring, and evaluating the results of these three research activities.

We helped develop much of the information and techniques for machining metals, including the development of low-stress grinding techniques for high-strength alloys.

Metcut’s Machinability Data Center was the national center for metal cutting data; this information was published by Metcut in the three editions of the Machining Data Handbook. In 2010, ASM International recognized Metcut’s Cincinnati, Ohio headquarters as an ASMI Historical Landmark with the following citation:

“This building, constructed in 1951, was the first facility of Metcut Research Associates Inc.  At this location, groundbreaking research was conducted in the areas of machinability and surface integrity”

Our early experience in evaluating the effect of machining tools and methods on the performance of metals evolved into what we are today – the premier independent, employee-owned materials evaluation company worldwide. Our expertise in mechanical property testing, structural behavior characterization, and microstructural evaluation is recognized throughout the world.

FACILITIES

Metcut operates 100,000 square feet (9,300 square meters) of laboratory and machining space in our three locations (Metcut and CTL in Cincinnati, Ohio and Metcut Recherches in Nantes, France) and annually serves customers around the globe. Many of our services focus on high-temperature materials applicable to turbine engines and power generating equipment. We are adept at evaluating a broad range of metallic, non-metallic, and composite materials from diverse applications including airframes, ground transportation, oil & gas, alternative energy, and biomedical devices.

ACCREDITATIONS & APPROVALS

Metcut has been audited by most major companies in the aerospace, automotive, foundry, nuclear energy, and bio-materials industries worldwide. We have received numerous vendor approvals.

A2LA

  • ISO/IEC 17025:2005
  • Mechanical Testing
  • Metallography & Microhardness
  • Hardness
  • Specimen Preparation

NADCAP

  • AC 7101
  • Metallography & Microhardness
  • Hardness
  • Mechanical Testing
  • Specimen Preparation
  • AC 7109 Coating Evaluation
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