Penn Stainless Products and Lehigh University announced a collaboration to provide metal consumers with access to the expertise in the school’s Materials Science and Engineering Department. The partnership will enable Penn Stainless and Lehigh University to expand knowledge and collaborative opportunities between material end users and the research community. The alliance is designed to resolve technical issues related to corrosion and welding while giving students the opportunity to learn about the practical challenges associated with manufacturing and engineering.

Lehigh’s research experience in metallurgy and metalworking processes align closely with Penn Stainless’ inventory of stainless, duplex and nickel-based alloys and its customer base of fabricators, machine shops, and engineering and process industries. Penn Stainless, which located just a few miles from Lehigh’s campus, will provide faculty and students with access to more than 20 specialty stainless, duplex and nickel alloys for research and experimentation, processing capabilities and insight into issues impacting metal users across a wide range of industry segments and applications.