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About Us

Sturbridge Metallurgical Services was founded in 1990 in Sturbridge, MA, by President, Courtney Grimes. Our small, independent testing lab has since outgrown three locations before settling into our current home at 8 Picker Road in Sturbridge, Massachusetts. The lab offers a complete range of materials testing and analysis services and our business has expanded to include sales of a full line of metallographic equipment and supplies. 

We are ISO 17025 Certified, Nadcap™ Accredited, GE S-400, Sikorsky, and Pratt Canada Approved. We are also ITAR Registered. We work to the current ASTM and ASM Standards as well as other industry recognized standards such as MIL SPEC and more.

Sturbridge Metallurgical Services is widely recognized as the company to go to for reliable, accurate, test results with professional services that meet both your deadline and your budget. Our services include Failure Analysis, Hardness & Microhardness Testing, X-ray Fluorescence (XRF) Analysis, Scanning Electron Microscope Imaging (SEM), Material Certification, Weld Evaluation, Corrosion Testing, Grain Size Analysis, Tensile/Bend/Compression Testing, Chemical Analysis, Abrasion Testing, Coating Thickness Verification and others.

In addition to our wide range of metallurgical services, we offer a wide selection of laboratory equipment and supplies that you may need for your own laboratory. SMS, Inc. currently has 12,000 sq. ft. of laboratory testing space and the required equipment for failure litigation conferences.


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