Xtek and Metlab Form Alliance
December 1, 2003—Xtek Inc. and Metlab formed a strategic partnership that leverages Metlabs carburizing furnaces to expand the capabilities of both companies.
According to the companys joint press release, Metlab maintains the use of its furnaces and supporting equipment via long-term lease. The agreement expands Xteks ability to heat treat and carburize large diameter gears up to 14 in diameter. Maintenance and possession of the furnace will take place at Metlabs Philadelphia facility. Metlab will also continue to serve existing customers in carburizing, nitriding and hardening operations.
The shared responsibilities include heat treating and metallurgical engineering technology and processes.
Xtek, of Cincinnati, OH, manufactures custom machined and heat treated parts for industrial applications. Metlab, of Philadelphia, PA, is a metallurgical consulting, heat treat and surface enhancement company.