Since 1945, Metal Improvement Company (MIC) has been a pioneer in the shot peening industry by continually advancing the state-of-the-art in customized shot peening equipment and shot peening techniques. Today, MIC operates 24 shot peening facilities in North America and 12 in Europe, and also has the capability to provide on-site shot peening services on a worldwide basis for aircraft, power generation and construction & refurbishment projects.
MIC has extended the science of imparting engineered residual stresses to metal surfaces by the recent introduction of our laser peening process. We operate one laser peening facility in North America and one in Europe to provide this unique technology to customers on both continents. Applications have emerged for turbine engines, aircraft structures, nuclear waste disposal, power generation and medical implants.
To further establish the company's position as a comprehensive provider of metal treatment services, MIC added specialty coating capabilities to its services portfolio in 2003. Today, MIC has seven E/M Coating Services facilities in the U.S. and one in the U.K. that apply a range of solid film lubricants, powder coatings and anodizing treatments. Two additional North American facilities and a facility outside of Shanghai, China specialize in the application of zinc rich, powder and other corrosion resistant coatings for automotive and general industrial applications. Finally, a facility in Katy, TX specializes in the application of parylene coatings for medical device and printed circuit board applications.
MIC also draws on its expertise in metal stamping and polishing technology to manufacture precision reed valves, which are critical components used in hermetically sealed compressors for refrigeration and automotive applications.
MIC's commitment to quality has earned the company numerous OEM approvals in the aerospace, automotive, chemical, marine, agricultural, mining and medical industries in addition to FAA, CAA, JAR and ISO 9001/9002 approvals as might be appropriate at individual facilities.
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