Testing Materials Since 1967

Incorporated in 1967, Q.C. Metallurgical Inc is a small, family owned material engineering and testing laboratory serving the marine, aerospace, manufacturing and construction industries. Owned and operated by Frank Grate – a highly respected professional engineer who is registered in the states of Florida and Ohio, we provide service for our local customers in Florida as well as throughout the US and even overseas. [Read More]

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Frank Grate, Professional Engineer

Frank Grate is the owner and expert engineer for Q.C. Metallurgical Inc. He has a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Ohio College of Applied Science as well as a degree in Engineering from the University of Cincinnati. Before Frank joined QC Met., he was a Spectrographer for the William Powell Company and then later became a Materials Evaluation Engineer for GE. Since joining Q.C. Metallurgical in 1973 he has been practicing as a forensic engineer and expert witness for several categories of clientele. [Read More]

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Here are just a few things we can do for you:

Forensic Engineering

  • Car Crashes
  • Body Implants and Medical Devices
  • Building Collapses
  • Slip & Fall Cases
  • Failure Analysis
  • Expert Witness Services

Material Testing

  • Salt Spray / Humidity
  • Corrosion
  • SEM (Scanning Electron Microscopy)
  • EDS (Energy Dispersive Spectroscopy)
  • Infrared


  • Weld Testing
  • Calibration of Tools (Weights, Wrenches, Meters)
  • Lloyd’s Register
  • ABS