Category Archives: Heat Treating

Mark Podob to Receive ASM Philadelphia (Liberty Bell) Chapter William Hunt Eisenman Award

Mark Podob, Vice President, Sales and Marketing, and co-owner of Metlab in Wyndmoor, PA, has been selected by the ASM Philadelphia (Liberty Bell) Chapter as the 2015 recipient of the William Hunt Eisenman Award. Mark Podob This prestigious award is … Continue reading

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Metlab Receives Two Contracts to Heat Treat Tank Components

Metlab has received two contracts from defense contractors to heat treat tank components. The contract is part of an ongoing multi-year program supported in part by US funding. Metlab was selected for this program due to its unique heat treating … Continue reading

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Penn Electric Racing: Heat Treating the Drive Train Spindle

This past spring, Metlab assisted Penn Electric Racing by heat treating one of their critical drive train components. Penn Electric Racing is part of a colligate international competition; similar to an Indy stock car race where the teams must design … Continue reading

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Outsourcing Your Heat Treating Processes

One of Metlab’s customers in the South shut down their heat treat equipment for major repairs. The furnaces are expected be down for about four weeks. Their product is gears and pinions, ranging from ¼ pound to about 50 pounds … Continue reading

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New Truck Fleet and Expanded Service Areas

Metlab, a leader in the supply of heat-treating and surface treatment services, based in Philadelphia, announces the acquisition of a fleet of new vehicles and expanded pick-up and delivery service. Metlab currently operates: •    26’ box truck, which is 25,000 … 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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Metlab Heat Treats Automobile Parts For Antiques Racing Car

Metlab, a Philadelphia based heat treatment company, recently heat treated custom fabricated leaf springs of an antique Alfa Romeo Sports Car, which were fabricated for a Pennsylvania based automobile restorer. The leaf springs, made from HR-5160 steel, were patterned after … Continue reading

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Quality Control

Metlab has over 1,500 customers and heat treats a variety of parts and materials to different specifications. The specifications which are adhered to are either customer standards or processing requirements dictated by the SAE AMS (Society of Automotive Engineers/Aerospace Material … Continue reading

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Metlab Refurbishes Large Pit Furnaces Increasing Reliability and Uptime

In anticipation of receiving several large gears and bearing races for carburizing and nitriding, Metlab has completed the upgrade of both of its large pit furnaces. The upgrades enhance the company’s capability to process parts up to 14 feet in … Continue reading

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Heat Treating Frames For Military Motorcycles Featuring Christini Motorcycles

Christini Technologies is a Philadelphia-based, manufacturer of custom all-wheel drive motorcycles. Known for manufacturing custom motorcycles for competition racing, Christini was recently awarded a contract to supply the Army with 450 tactical scout bikes to be used in worldwide operations. … Continue reading

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