Metallurgical Engineering Services has provided independent materials testing, failure analysis, NDT, and engineering consulting services for over 35 years.


Metallurgical Engineering Services offers quality testing, modern equipment, an experienced staff, and rapid turnaround.The professional staff consists of doctorate level and experienced professionals in the disciplines of materials science, electron beam surface characterization, weld inspection, mechanical, and metallurgical engineering, where we focus on:

  • Failure analysis of metal and polymer components

  • Surface analysis of metal layers and films

  • Mechanical testing of all materials

  • Field inspection of large metal systems

  • Paint and coating testing

  • Environmental exposure testing

We perform ASTM standard and custom tests for a variety of materials. With our primary lab located in the Dallas area, we provide services to all industries worldwide. Our flexible services allow us to offer mail order testing with rapid turnaround. We encourage you to apply our teamwork to your most difficult challenges and enjoy the benefits of our specialized services.

Our certifications

Metallurgical Engineering Services is a certified test lab with an accredited ISO 17025:2005 quality system. Our staff is also certified (CWI, SCWI) for weld inspection by the American Welding Society (AWS) and Staff Texas Professional Engineer registration. In addition, MES is a trusted vendor to many of the world’s top aerospace manufacturers, including Bell Helicopter, Boeing, General Electric Aviation, Lockheed Martin, Pratt & Whitney, Raytheon, Rolls Royce, and Sikorsky.

OEMs, fabricators and materials suppliers rely on Metallurgical Engineering Services to test their metals, composites and polymers in accordance with standards set forth by a number of organizations, including the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), American Petroleum Institute (API), American Welding Society (AWS), American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), Federal, Military or client specifications.

The MES Quality Policy: To provide customers with laboratory services that meet or exceed their needs and to continually improve the quality of these services. It is our desire, through dedication to customer service, innovation, and realization of our quality system, to become the paramount testing laboratory.


Lab Facilities

Our spacious facility provides state-of-the-art test instrumentation at your disposal. Our numerous inspection, machining, and test laboratories provide ample room for laboratory inspection, sample dissection and specimen preparation. Let MES assist you with unbiased litigation support.


Located in the heart of the Dallas-Ft. Worth metroplex and convenient to either DFW airport or Love Field, our Dallas facility occupies over 12,000 square feet of laboratory facilities.  Our open floor plan is optimum for hosting both independent and multi-party inspections of any size.  Our Richardson facility is a one-stop-shop for your next joint inspection. We provide expert service for all your mechanical, inspection, and metallurgical testing needs.

With over 30,000 analytical projects completed, the MES staff consists of experienced professionals in the disciplines of materials science, electron beam surface characterization, mechanical, and metallurgical engineering. Our depth of experience allows us to offer unparalleled service for your litigation support.


  • Zeiss HD-15 Scanning Electron Microscope

  • Leica DMS 1000 Digital Light Microscope

  • Leica Optical Stereoscopes

  • JEOL 6460-LV Scanning Electron Microscope

  • Thermo Fisher Dry Energy Dispersive X-Ray

  • Full Metallographic Laboratory

  • Machine Shop with Haas CNC Machining Tools

  • Mechanical Test Laboratory with all ranges of Tensile, Hardness, Pressure and Impact Testers

  • NDT Test Laboratory with Level II Inspectors for Radiography, Ultrasound, Dye -Pen, Eddy Current, and Mag-Particle


  • Large Screen Video Displays for Microscopes

  • Upscale, Large Conference Room

  • Functional sample preparation and breakdown tables

  • Secure, Climate-Controlled Evidence Storage Rooms

  • Multiple Conference Rooms

  • Secretarial support

  • Wi-Fi internet access

Electron beam lab

Chemical Lab

mechanical test lab

corrosion lab

metallography lab

Machine Shop


Metallurgical Engineering Services
845 E. Arapaho Road
Richardson, Texas 75081
United States

Email and Phone
P: 972-480-0033
F: 972-480-0036
Toll free: 877-638-2519