Evaluation of MFS Electrochemical Fatigue Sensor System by Iowa State University

The electrochemical fatigue sensor (EFS) was developed to detect very small fatigue cracks that are actively growing. To evaluate the fatigue crack capabilities and gain a better understanding of implementation needs, a laboratory test and a field monitoring program were developed to evaluate the EFS system using the CrackChek and FatigueWatch sensors, respectively. The laboratory test program consisted of evaluating the adequacy of CrackChek sensors for crack detection. The CrackChek sensors were installed on a standard steel plate specimen. An electrical discharge machining (EDM) notch was induced in the mid-length of the steel plate and a pair of sensors (i.e., crack and reference sensors) were installed adjacent to the notch tip. The field monitoring program consisted of evaluating the adequacy of the FatigueWatch sensors for crack detection and the general capabilities of the system for use in field applications. The sensors were installed on the Cherry Creek Bridge near Newton, Iowa, on a sacrificial specimen and on a bridge girder web in a known fatigue-sensitive location. The sacrificial specimen was a standard steel plate exactly the same as the one used for evaluating the CrackChek sensors. The EDM notch was also generated in the edge and mid-length of the specimen and a pair of sensors were installed near the notch tip. After a 13-month data collection and analysis period, no crack formed in either the sacrificial specimen or the bridge girder web where the sensors were installed. In summary, the CrackChek and FatigueWatch sensors perform well for crack detection.

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Metal Fatigue Solution’s selected for UDOT GE Pool

St. George, Utah – June 2, 2017

MFS is now part of the General Engineering Pool for UDOT. MFS looks forward to continuing their work helping UDOT mitigate risk through instrumentation and monitoring. MFS continues to grow in UT and across the country through use of instrumentation and their innovative fatigue crack prediction and growth detection technologies.

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Metal Fatigue Solutions Announces BAE Systems UK Project

Las Vegas, NV – May 16, 2017

Metal Fatigue Solutions (MFS), producer of the next generation of advanced Nondestructive Testing (NDT) technology systems for major civil and industrial infrastructure, today announced it is working with BAE Systems, UK (BAE).

The MFS contract with BAE commenced in February, 2016 and will continue through July 2017. The two companies are working jointly with several universities to produce a unique structural monitoring system for use on combat-ready structures.

MFS has deployed its Custom Solutions Division to meet the needs of this military grade project.

“Our MFS team is executing precision development and testing work to meet the needs of BAE and their customer,” said Sade Panahi, CEO of MFS. He went on to say, “We are pleased to be part of the BAE team of esteemed and trusted manufacturers. MFS is consistently exceeding all quality standards and timelines set forth in the contract and we look forward to completing this important project for BAE at the highest level of quality.”

The project is the culmination of a year-long competitive proposal process.

About BAE Systems

BAE Systems provides some of the world’s most advanced technology defence, aerospace and security solutions. It employs a skilled workforce of 82,500 people in over 40 countries. Working with customers and local partners, BAE products and services deliver military capability, protect people and national security, and keep critical information and infrastructure secure. (http://www.baesystems.com/en/home)

About Metal Fatigue Solutions Inc.

Metal Fatigue Solutions (MFS) develops, manufactures and markets next-generation non-destructive testing (NDT) devices and systems that indicate the true status of fatigue damage in a metal component. The Company’s customers include the State DOTs, Infrastructure Owners, the U.S. Federal Government, and private engineering firms (https://metal-fatigue-solutions.com) Initially commercialized in 2005, MFS’ flagship product is the industry leading Electrochemical Fatigue Sensor (EFS™), an instrument that detects microscopic growing fatigue cracks in metals. With seven patents, MFS owns the only NDT technology able to find growing cracks as minute as 0.01 inches – critical information that enables structural engineers to isolate and repair the more than 100,000 US steel bridges classified as structurally deficient or functionally obsolete by the Federal Highway Administration. EFS is also applicable to aerospace, ships, cranes, railways, power plants, nuclear facilities, chemical plants, mining equipment, piping systems and “heavy iron.”

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Metal Fatigue Solutions

Email: mail@metal-fatigue-solutions.com

Tel: (702) 800-5542.

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http://www.nasdaq.com/press-release/metal-fatigue-solutions-announces-bae-systems-uk-project-20170516-00217

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April 1, 2015 – Metal Fatigue Solutions today announced it has appointed Shane D. Boone, Ph.D. Director of Innovation

Shane Boone, Ph.D., brings 15 years’ experience specializing in the research, development and application of nondestructive testing & evaluation (NDT/NDE) technologies and health monitoring for the transportation, nuclear, power, oil and gas, defense, and tower industries.  At MFS, he is responsible for guiding and integrating R&D, strategic planning and business development.

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Shelsey SullivanApril 1, 2015 – Metal Fatigue Solutions today announced it has appointed Shane D. Boone, Ph.D. Director of Innovation

Metal Fatigue Solutions Announces New NDT Product Lines; Will Launch, Exhibit, at TRB Annual Meeting in Wash. D.C. Jan. 11 – 15

Las Vegas, NV – January 13, 2015 — Metal Fatigue Solutions (MFS), a producer of advanced Nondestructive Testing (NDT) technology systems, today announced its new and upgraded product lines for 2015 based on its patented, next-generation Electrochemical Fatigue Sensor (EFSTM) technology platform.

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Shelsey SullivanMetal Fatigue Solutions Announces New NDT Product Lines; Will Launch, Exhibit, at TRB Annual Meeting in Wash. D.C. Jan. 11 – 15