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Jennifer Breetz, IMR Louisville Quality Manager, Named as Top Young Metal Finishing Industry Professional by National Publication

Jennifer BreetzIf you haven’t seen the latest issue of Products Finishing magazine, you missed seeing Jennifer Breetz, IMR-Louisville’s Quality Manager/Metallurgy and Corrosion Manager.  As a result of her work in metallurgical properties and anti-corrosion processes, she has been recognized as one of the top “40 Under 40” young professionals in the finishing industry by the magazine’s editorial board. 

This award recognizes the today’s top young talent who are making great strides in shaping the future of the finishing industry.  We’re proud of Jennifer, and she’s been an important part of the team since 2011, rising quickly through the lab to positions of greater responsibility.  With her extensive experience in the automotive industry, she’s the face of IMR to many of our OEM and Tier 1 customers.

Here's a link to the online version of the story:

https://www.pfonline.com/articles/2018-products-finishing-40-under-40

IMR-Suzhou Earns Nadcap Certification for Fatigue Testing

IMR Suzhou has earned nadcap certification for fatigue testing capabilities

In February 2018, Nadcap audited our fatigue testing equipment, and we earned our certification in June 2018.  Our Fatigue Engineer has extensive fatigue testing experience, as well as laboratory professional training, expert ability in fatigue specimen processing.  Having proved that IMR-Suzhou has improved our fatigue testing facilities, including the high-level vertical polishing equipment, we are proud to announce we have met the requirements of Nadcap and GE for surface residual stress requirements!

The IMR Test Labs-Suzhou laboratory completed the third phase of our expansion project in January 2018, with the introduction of high and low cycle fatigue testing machine. In April, we installed 6 fatigue frames to complete our planned expansion.

IMR Test Labs-Suzhou has fatigue engineers with a rich depth of knowledge and experience, providing material fatigue testing services for you and your products quickly and accuratelyUnder the long-term effect of variable stress and strain, the fracture phenomenon caused by cumulative damage is called fatigueIMR Suzhou laboratory can now provide you with a full set of fatigue testing methods, including high cycle fatigue, low cycle fatigue, room temperature and high temperature fatigue performance, K1C, fracture toughness, Da/Dn and more. 

If you need further analysis of the materials tested to failure, our metallographic team has been trained professionally in the areas of fault and destruction modulesWith the support of our complete Microscope Laboratory (Optics, Scanning Electron Microscope) and chemical, mechanical and other groups, we can provide a wide variety of testing services for customers.