Category Archives: Black Oxide

Metlab Applies Black Oxide To A Suit of Armor

Metlab recently black oxide finished a suit of armor for an artisan. The armor was manufactured by M & M Metals of Jeffersonville, PA. The complete suit of armor consists of about 125 hand-formed metal plates, and will cover and … Continue reading

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Heat Treating For Machine Shops

Providing heat treating services to machine shops is a core business feature of Metlab Heat Treating. The company has been working with hundreds of shops, both large and small, for many years. Types of heat treating services that are typically … Continue reading

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Black Oxide – Process and Applications

Metlab offers black oxide coating service. This service is in addition to its current array of heat treating services. Black oxide, which can be applied to a broad range of products, is classified as a conversion coating. It can be … Continue reading

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Heat Treating Small Parts

Metlab Heat Treating is able to process a wide variety of parts in small sizes. The company is well known for large part heat treating; however the company maintains a long history of small parts applications. Watch the Small Parts … Continue reading

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Metlab Expands Into Maryland & Delaware With Large And Small Part Heat Treating Services

When customers think of Metlab, they think of large parts heat treating. But Metlab has a long history of heat treating small parts as well. With the acquisition of the John V. Potero Company¬† in 2001, moving it from Philadelphia … Continue reading

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Congresswoman Allyson Schwartz Visits Metlab

Mark Podob (left) and Jim Conybear (right) owners of Metlab, Philadelphia, PA, welcomed the Honorable Allyson Schwartz, Congresswoman to Metlab on Thursday, April 4, 2013. The Congresswoman, Representative for the 13th District in Pennsylvania, toured the heat treat plant looking … Continue reading

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Black Oxide

Black Oxide is a chemical treatment that is applied to steel parts to create an attractive appearance and provide corrosion resistance. There are many applications throughout the metal working industries that use the process. These range from fire arms to … Continue reading

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