Akron Research and Technology (ART) is unique compared to other metallurgical laboratories. While we too have experts in material science and cutting-edge technologies that easily out perform conventional testing methods, ART’s real advantage is our flexibility.

Our process was built around being an agile resource for our clients. As such, we can readily meet diverse customer demands and rapidly respond to changes without losing momentum. All of which enables our clients to increase productivity and maintain a competitive advantage.


ART’s goal is simple. We want to engineer a better component for you. Whether that involves enhancing your existing part or creating a new product from scratch, our results-based process focuses on improving its application.

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Akron Research and Technology can assist you with any and all levels of your metallurgical project. Our highly approachable experts have the experience necessary to jump in at any stage of your manufacturing process—validating raw materials, solving production-related challenges, assessing finished and semi-finished goods, or analyzing product failures.

The ART team is also available throughout the entire project to review and discuss reports with you, as well as other members your organization. This open level of communication is one of many things that truly set our lab apart from others.

Share your story with us now and let’s see what value ART can bring to it!

Investigation & Analysis

Meticulous examinations and evaluations

With real-world experience in the manufacturing and fabrication of materials, Akron Research and Technology metallurgical experts have the extensive problem-solving skills necessary to provide everything from metallurgical failure investigations to stress cracking and corrosion analysis.

Our passionate team starts with a rigorous, in-depth investigation into your failed process or product. By relying on highly scientific analytical methods—and not being afraid to ask a lot of questions—we’re able to get to the heart of the issue quickly, efficiently and accurately.

Most importantly, ART investigators provide meaningful recommendations based on our supporting documentation. We don’t use typical engineering speak or complex terminology. You can rely on us to give it to you straight.

Contact ART now to explore how we can assist you.



ART has the capability to review and test virtually any metal, from titanium and vanadium to carbon steel, low-alloy steel and aluminum. All of our tests are performed to required specifications. Types of testing ART commonly deploys include:

  • Failure analysis
  • Galling
  • Corrosion
  • Erosion
  • Stress cracking
  • Metal embrittlement

Once testing is complete, ART provides easy-to-read, in-depth reports to convey the most clear and concise information to our customers. Contact us today to find out more!


making recommendations a reality

Akron Research and Technology engineers are deeply committed to solving our clients’ most complex challenges in the fields of materials selection and application, product prototyping, and failure analysis. All to determine the best metals and coatings for our clients’ ongoing product development and manufacturing activities.

In addition to our full-service metallurgical lab, ART has engineering and manufacturing capabilities and resources to help bring our recommendations to fruition. Whether you’re considering ART’s patent-pending duplex titanium coating, our state-of-the-art black anoTizing treatment, any PVD coating or a completely custom solution, ART can engineer and apply the treatments to all your parts and products.

Intrigued? We thought you’d be. Talk with our engineers today.



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