Put our tradition of product innovation to work for you.

Perfection in the science of metals and other materials requires specialization in material selection that's specific     to an application. Our experience and research and development activity enable us to better understand the physical and chemical behavior of the metals and raw materials we use to make great products. Through analysis and surface research and engineering, we are continually improving the chemistry of our materials, our unique processes and the products we manufacture.

Fisher Barton opened a new, state-of-the-art materials research laboratory in 2011 at our Specialty Products subsidiary in Watertown, Wisconsin. This corporate facility serves all our divisions and houses a full range of the most up-to-date instruments for the microscopic, chemical and mechanical analysis of metals  and other materials. It enables us to better serve our customers by helping them develop new and better   products more easily and cost-effectively through unique, comprehensive testing capabilities.

In 2014, we continued to transform our facility from a materials research laboratory to the Fisher Barton Technology Center.  Phase 1 renovations to our original plant in Watertown, Wisconsin will be completed by the end of 2014.  In addition to our materials research, we're developing laser technology to enhance our materials' characteristics. We're also able to provide full mechanical testing of the innovations we're creating and developing prototype manufacturing cells for new product lines before going into full production.

Our materials testing lab equipment list includes an SEM microscope with energy dispersive spectrometry for high-magnification imaging, and elemental and chemical characterization; X-ray fluorescence and diffraction for analyzing complex, unknown bulk samples, and identifying the elements and crystallographic structure of the sample, and; drop-weight impact testing that produces a highly-sensitive time history of applied force and deformation during a test.

Take the full tour, but if you're limited for time, click over to our individual equipment briefing.