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Heat Treating Propeller Blades for Hydroplane Boats

A modern unlimited hydroplane is the world’s fastest racing boat, capable of speeds greater than 200 mph. These boats represent the product of over 100 years of evolution in race boat design and materials with the most powerful engines, most … Continue reading

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Cryogenic Processing at Metlab

Cryogenic processing is a special type of heat-treating process that involves cooling heat-treated steels and other metals to temperatures lower than -300°F. The deep chilling of heat-treated parts allows the metal molecules to be brought to “cryogenic stillness” to improve … Continue reading

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Metlab Employee Wins 40 Under 40 Award

Metlab prides itself on hiring and developing great employees. Metlab’s Facility Manager, Shane Parrish, was chosen as one of Heat Treat Today’s “40 Under 40” industry employees and was awarded the Heat Treat Industry Young Leader Certificate. Shane Parrish, Facility … Continue reading

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Metlab Hires Quality Manager

Metlab continues to build a successful business by providing quality heat treating and surface finishing services for its customers. To ensure this legacy, Metlab has recently hired Tom Guilliams as the Quality Manager for the company. Tom Guilliams – Metlab … Continue reading

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Metlab Hires Vice President of Operations

Metlab Heat Treat has a long history of success, providing heat treating services to a wide range of industries. To ensure continued success and to elevate Metlab’s quality and efficiencies, the company recently hired Chris DiMascio as the Vice President … Continue reading

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Metlab – COVID-19 Response

We are continuing to monitor the development of the situation around COVID-19. Our goal is to remain to be the high quality and responsive supplier to our valued customer base. Metlab is following the rules and guidelines established by authorities … Continue reading

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How Energy Innovation Reaches Every Corner Of Metlab Heat Treating

Ninety-two years: that’s how long Metlab — the heat treatment company based in metropolitan Philadelphia — has been in business. Metlab began operations in 1928 as a manufacturer of struts for WWII-era aircraft. Today they specialize in heat treatment of … Continue reading

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Heat Treating Coffee Grinder Equipment Solves Wear Problems

Metlab provides many heat-treating services for a wide variety of parts and industries. A reoccurring project for coffee grinding equipment features nitrocarburizing of the piping and elbows that comprise the transportation system for the coffee beans. In this system, the … Continue reading

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Engineering Students Tour Metlab’s Facility

Metlab has a long history of supporting academia to encourage and educate young engineering students. This past October, students from the Industrial and Systems Engineering program at Temple University accompanied by their professor, Dr. Julie Drzymalski, toured the Metlab heat … Continue reading

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Heat Treating NASA Telescope Parts

Metlab heat treats and processes many parts and components for the United States military, government projects, and NASA. Recently, several telescope and mirror parts made of pure aluminum, copper, and titanium were treated for the new High-Resolution Mid-Infrared Spectrometer (HIRMES), … Continue reading

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