METEM CELEBRATES OVER 50 YEARS IN THE INDUSTRY!
In the past 50 years, Metem has grown and expanded its facilities in the U.S. and into Europe to become a true global partner to our customers.  Metem has had numerous significant milestones that have contributed to technology advancements in the power generation and aerospace industries.  The following are particularly noteworthy.

1962:
Metem is founded by duVal Goldthwaite in East Hanover, New Jersey.  One of the first applications of EDM is produced on aircraft engine hardware.
 
1964:
ECM and STEM technologies are introduced to machine high-temperature alloys and the film cooling technique is developed.  Metem also first uses the traveling wire EDM process.
 
1968:
Metem purchases a facility on Parsippany Road in Parsippany, New Jersey, where it continues to operate today.  The first applications of EDM and STEM for industrial gas turbine vane segments are performed.
  
1984:
Automated ECM electrolyte processing is developed. Research into turbulated cooling hole concepts begins.
 
1988:
Micro-hole STEM drilling capability is developed.  Turbulated holes are first used on industrial gas turbine blades.  Metem is the world leader in STEM drilling.
 
1992:
Metem’s second facility, MI Products, opens in Allentown, Pennsylvania, adding capacity and services.
 
1993:
Metem is certified to have an ISO 9002 Quality System.  STEM drilling of cross-over holes to connect parallel cooling holes is introduced for aircraft engine applications.
 
1995:
Metem adds high-speed EDM hole drilling.
 
2000:
Metem expands significantly to support growth in the U.S. natural gas power generation market.
 
2002:
Multi-axis fast hole EDM technology grows significantly at the company.
 
2005:
Metem expands into Europe.  It purchases and begins operations at a plant in Szazhalombatta, Hungary, 15 miles southwest of Budapest.  The company also begins pursuing a number of key research and development initiatives.
 
2008:
Metem makes large-scale investments in new equipment to build capacity for expansion.  It adds a new facility adjacent to its main plant in Parsippany as it diversifies into conventional machining and increases investments in EDM.
 
2009:
R&D progress continues on STEM shaped holes and curved holes for special projects.  The company diversifies and expands into manufacturing combustion components.
 
2011:
Metem is awarded a patent for Drill-Thru-TBC Technology.
 
2012:
Metem purchases 50 percent of ECM Technologies, an advanced precision electrochemical R&D machining company in The Netherlands.

2016:
Metem is acquired by GE Power to continue its growth in the high-efficiency gas turbine industry.  GE Power is a world leader in power generation and is the largest business of GE, the world's Digital Industrial Company.
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