MMT has over 30 years of experience providing valuable, engineering solutions.

Our engineering services can be used independently or as support for deriving complicated solutions. Our engineering team is Led by our Senior Engineer, Professor and Founder Dr. Thomas Shelton, PhD with expertise in metallurgical, material, and mechanical engineering. He has served as a consultant and expert witness on notable litigation cases. MMT has also performed extensive testing and analysis for major industrial clients in the Gulf South.

We can expedite analysis turnaround times with our facilities which include in-house testing labs with experienced technicians and machining capabilities to provide fast sample preparation.

Materials Characterization & Selection

MMT assists clients in the selection of materials from which components are to be fabricated. Our analysis processes
determine a list of materials and compatibility with the design criteria and/or the identification of critical properties to be used in the selection of materials. The right choice in materials
impact the bottom line and the wrong choice can be costly and even dangerous. The life of materials is affected by various variables including operating temperature, corrosion, stress and strain.

MMT’s experienced team can help avoid

  • costs of project delays
  • in-service failures
  • warranty claims or recalls

MMT also provides certification and verification of materials for metals, polymers and more.

Failure Analysis / Forensic Engineering

MMT’s failure analysis and forensic services identify root causes of failures to improve future performance, solve problems or provide expert witness testimony via reports, deposition and appearing in trial. Our advanced analysis techniques characterize sources of fractures and failures.


Our experienced engineers with state-of-the-art equipment can perform a complete advanced analysis of your material to determine the condition of metal parts and sub-assemblies, including to the microstructure level.

  • Elemental Verification
  • Corrosion Testing
  • Fractography
  • Microstructure Evaluation
  • Photo Documentation
  • Physical Testing
  • Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) and EDS
  • Weld Evaluation

Polymers and other Non-Metals

MMT will identify items and materials which include plastics, composites, adhesives, coatings and paint to ensure that the total analysis and complete solution is provided for the client.

  • Contaminant Identification
  • Coating Contamination
  • Fractography
  • Physical Testing
  • Photo Documentation
  • Surface Contamination

Failure analysis is the process of collecting and analyzing data to determine the cause of a failure.  Failure analysis is used by both the industrial and legal sectors. Traceability and Documentation (Chain of custody) performed for all projects.

Stress Analysis

When making parts and assemblies it is extremely important to know where the critical stress and fail points are in your design.

Finite Element Analysis (FEA)

MMT uses FEA to determine whether a component or structure will perform as designed and predict possible failure modes.

Engineering Support

Our engineering staff can provide fast and accurate support for all your technical service needs with traceability and documentation (Chain of custody).