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RAPID+TCT 2018 – Fort Worth, TX

PES will once again be participating in the annual 3D Printing & Additive Manufacturing conference RAPID+TCT.  This year’s event will run April 23-26 in Fort Worth, TX.  Please stop by Booth #946 and see us.  We will have giveaways and prizes throughout the event, along with plenty of representation to discuss how we can help with your testing needs in this growing industry.  A link to the event is included below.  We look forward to seeing you there.


Equipment Additions at the Lab

We continue to add to our capacity and capability so you don’t have to.  The most recent additions include a Struers Automatic Polisher, a HydMech H14-A Band Saw and an Okamoto Surface Grinder.  We are committed to supplying our customers with Rapid Response, Dependable Delivery and we take a proactive approach to this promise.  Please use our Contact page to see how we can help with your testing needs.

PES Approvals from Bettis Labs and Curtiss-Wright (EMD)

PES is excited to share the following updates concerning recent Quality System audits.

Bettis Atomic Power Laboratory has added PES to their approved vendors list (AVL) following a successful completion of an on-site audit.

Curtiss-Wright Electro-Mechanical Division has re-upped PES’s status as a qualified vendor after completion of their Nuclear Industry Assessment Committee (NIAC) audit.

Metallographer’s Work Will be Cover for MMA throughout 2018

PES is proud to announce that the work of Metallographer Derek Barnes will grace the covers of Metallography, Microstructure & Analysis journal for 2018.  A link to the announcement that is included in the January 2018 edition of The International Metallographic Society Newsletter is included below.  Congratulations Derek!

January 2018 – The International Metallographic Society Newsletter

Additive Manufacturing & PES

PES continues to play a significant role in the development of materials and procedures within the Additive Manufacturing discipline.  2017 included PES’s involvement with, and exhibiting at, the 2017 RAPID+TCT Show in Pittsburgh, Pa.  A technical paper presented at the conference included results from Mechanical, Metallurgical, and Chemical analysis performed at PES on Electron Beam Direct-Energy Deposition Additive Manufacturing test builds.  This project compared the attributes of (3) test builds using identical materials with varying deposition rates.  PES has been awarded a contract to perform similar testing on at least (1) more test build.

PES will again be exhibiting and participating in the RAPID+TCT Conference in April 2018 in Ft. Worth, TX (Booth # 946).  Information about this event can be found using the link below.  2018 will also include more work with the Metal Powder Bed Fusion Process and Powder Stock Characterization.  Furthermore, we will continue to work with those who are developing AM qualification processes similar to those accepted in the welding industry.

We look forward to the advancement of this technology in both processes and applications.  Please give us a call to discuss how we can be a part of your Additive Manufacturing future.

RAPID + TCT 2018

Updated Capabilities

We are frequently adding and updating our facility with equipment, capabilities and personnel. All of this in an effort to better support our customers and their needs.  More detailed information can be found HERE and HERE

Not sure if we can help, contact us HERE for more information.  

Look What’s NEW at PES…

Here is the newest capital investment, Instron 5985 Test System.  This frame adds both capacity and redundancy to our Mechanical Lab.  It will allow us to maintain our trademark level of quick turnaround service as we continue our pursuit to meet the ever-changing needs of our growing customer base.

Please go to the contacts page of our website to see how we can help with your testing needs.