Metal Fatigue Solutions Inc., (MFS) develops devices and systems that indicate the true status of fatigue damage in a metal component. It produces the Electrochemical Fatigue Sensor (EFS™), an instrument that detects very small growing fatigue cracks in metals. MFS’s technology is applicable to various market sectors, such as bridges and aerospace, as well as ships, cranes, railways, power plants, nuclear facilities, chemical plants, mining equipment, piping systems and “heavy iron”.
It also developed the Fatigue Fuse (FF™), a device that integrates the effect of fatigue loading in a structural member. The Fatigue Fuse is designed to be affixed to a structure to give warnings at pre-selected percentages of the fatigue life that has been used up.
MFS is marketing its patented Electrochemical Fatigue Sensor (EFS™), which finds growing fatigue cracks, and other advanced crack-detection technologies to bridge asset managers, railroad companies, and governmental agencies across the United States and internationally.
MFS owns the only non-destructive testing technology able to find growing cracks as minute as 0.01 inches – critical information that allows structural engineers to isolate and repair the more than 100,000 steel bridges in the US which have been classified as structurally deficient or functionally obsolete by the Federal Highway Administration. MFS has exclusive rights to seven patents.