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Liking this one.
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MTCH: MATECH Corp. (OTCBB: MTCH) ("MATECH") is engaged in the research and development of metal fatigue detection, measurement, and monitoring technologies. Its mission is to apply its comprehensive system of technologies to monitor and measure metal fatigue cracks and crack growth.

MATECH's technology is designed to determine the fatigue status of a metal component in a wide variety of structures and equipment. This suite of technologies is composed of several products. See the Solutions Page. The Fatigue Fuse (FF) is a small, passive device that continuously monitors fatigue life at specific points in a structural member, revealing the accumulation of fatigue in that structural member over time. The Electrochemical Fatigue Sensor (EFS) is an instrument that detects cracks in the metal component of a structure. In the laboratory it can find cracks in metals at a resolution of a few microns, exceeding the current state of the art by ten times or more. Both devices are pioneering, cutting-edge solutions in the fatigue field. The Electrochemical Fatigue Sensor and the Fatigue Fuse monitor the most minute possible cracks in structural metal and the accumulation of metal fatigue, respectively, in metal components of structures.

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EFS is very useful in detecting cracks in structures under live loads, as for example, a highway bridge. EFS can detect cracks in the field as small as 0.01 inches in an actual structure (too small to be seen with the unaided eye), and requires no skilled operator. EFS can detect cracks in steel, aluminum, titanium alloys, and other metals.

The Fatigue Fuse is of value in monitoring aircraft, ships, bridges, conveyor systems, mining equipment, cranes, etc. No special training is needed to qualify individuals to report any broken segments of the Fatigue Fuse to the appropriate engineering authority for any necessary action.

To date, certain organizations have included MATECH's EFS in test programs, obtaining excellent results. These beta tests were on actual bridges and confirmed results that were found in the laboratory, namely that EFS accurately detects growing cracks in bridge steels. In testing for bridges on the Pennsylvania Turnpike, and in CA, NY, and OH, EFS results were verified with more conventional inspection methods. In at least one instance EFS found cracks that were not detected by an eddy current survey. For more details on these tests see the Press Releases of November 17, 2004, September 27, 2004 and June 8, 2004.

Tests of the Fatigue Fuse for welded steel civil bridge members have been completed by the University of Rhode Island. Westland Helicopter, a British firm, successfully tested the Fatigue Fuse on helicopter hub housings; the legs of the Fuses failed in sequence as predicted. Fatigue Fuses are currently being used on portable aluminum bridges for the US Army.

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MATECH's marketing focus is in the field of bridge inspections. However, MATECH technology is applicable to many other market sectors internationally, such as general aerospace, ships, cranes, power plants, nuclear facilities, chemical plants, mining equipment, and "heavy iron." All of these fields are subjects of MATECH's current marketing programs.
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The FHWA study states:
• at least 56% of all condition ratings are incorrect.
• over 90% of fatigue cracks are missed with visual inspection.
• 4 out of 5 times, areas are called on to be repaired which do not need it.

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If We would take the Money spent on fixes that aren't needed and use it where it is alot of money could be saved
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To date, certain organizations have included MATECH's EFS in test programs, obtaining excellent results. These beta tests were on actual bridges and confirmed results that were found in the laboratory, namely that EFS accurately detects growing cracks in bridge steels. In testing for bridges on the Pennsylvania Turnpike, and in CA, NY, and OH, EFS results were verified with more conventional inspection methods. In at least one instance EFS found cracks that were not detected by an eddy current survey. For more details on these tests see the Press Releases of November 17, 2004, September 27, 2004 and June 8, 2004.
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MTCH:The Fatigue Fuse:
A set of notched metal strips, with varying stress concentration factors, bonded to a structure.

Each strip experiences structural strains until a crack initiates and severs the connection.

The number of load cycles before separation is a measure of fatigue damage experienced by the structure since the Fatigue Fuse was installed.

Fatigue Fuses recently applied to an aluminum bridge for US Army, made by a division of General Dynamics, Inc; now being evaluated at Aberdeen Proving Grounds, MD.

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MTCH: Our Company Mission
MATECH Corp. (OTCBB: MTCH) ("MATECH") is engaged in the research and development of metal fatigue detection, measurement, and monitoring technologies. Its mission is to apply its comprehensive system of technologies to monitor and measure metal fatigue cracks and crack growth.

MATECH's technology is designed to determine the fatigue status of a metal component in a wide variety of structures and equipment. This suite of technologies is composed of several products. See the Solutions Page. The Fatigue Fuse (FF) is a small, passive device that continuously monitors fatigue life at specific points in a structural member, revealing the accumulation of fatigue in that structural member over time. The Electrochemical Fatigue Sensor (EFS) is an instrument that detects cracks in the metal component of a structure. In the laboratory it can find cracks in metals at a resolution of a few microns, exceeding the current state of the art by ten times or more. Both devices are pioneering, cutting-edge solutions in the fatigue field. The Electrochemical Fatigue Sensor and the Fatigue Fuse monitor the most minute possible cracks in structural metal and the accumulation of metal fatigue, respectively, in metal components of structures.

MATECH's marketing focus is in the field of bridge inspections. However, MATECH technology is applicable to many other market sectors internationally, such as general aerospace, ships, cranes, power plants, nuclear facilities, chemical plants, mining equipment, and "heavy iron." All of these fields are subjects of MATECH's current marketing programs.

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The Metal Fatigue Problem
Fatigue is a consequence of a metal undergoing repeated cyclic stress. In a commercial context this stress results from a large number of cycles of loading and unloading. Sudden fracture can result. Fatigue damage and the compromise of stability and integrity of the structural member present the constant potential for structural failure.

It is presently not possible, under any generally acceptable theory of fatigue phenomena, to predict by analysis alone when the fatigue/stress limit is reached and when a fracture may occur. Further, in normal usage, damage occurs cumulatively, at microscopic levels, and can only be detected in its early stages by examining the microscopic structure.

This difficulty has caused designers of structures subject to fatigue to avoid this problem by "over-designing" structures to limit the stresses in critical areas to a level well below the known endurance limits of the material employed. This results in extreme expense through overbuilding. In spite of this, catastrophic fatigue failures still occur. Thus, there is a need to measure the microscopic level of fatigue status, since other available levels of analysis do not address this level of necessary detail. There is also an obvious need to inspect the subsurface areas and components of a particular structure or item of equipment, beyond the boundaries of surface visual inspection.

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MTCH: The Electrochemical Fatigue Sensor
EFS is a nondestructive crack inspection technology, similar in concept to a medical EKG, which is used to determine if actively growing fatigue cracks are present. An EFS sensor is first applied to the fatigue sensitive location on the bridge or metal structure, and then is injected with an electrolyte, at which point a small voltage is applied. The system subsequently monitors changes in the current response that results from the exposure of fresh steel during crack propagation. The EFS system consists of an electrolyte, a sensor array and potentiostat for applying a constant polarizing voltage between the bridge and sensor, as well as data collection and analysis software. The current response from the sensor array, which consists of a crack measurement sensor and a reference sensor, are collected, analyzed and compared with the system software. An algorithm, specifically written for this system, automatically indicates the level of fatigue crack activity at the inspection location.

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Latest MTCH PR: LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - 11/30/09) - MATECH Corp. (OTC.BB:MTCH - News) (www.matechcorp.com) is pleased to announce that its breakthrough Electrochemical Fatigue Sensor (EFS) technology has been featured in a report by the University of Minnesota exploring new bridge health monitoring and inspection methods.

The prestigious Center for Transportation Studies (CTS) at The University of Minnesota is focused on addressing the diverse and complex challenges in the field of transportation through multidisciplinary research, education, and outreach programs. Created in 1987, CTS is a nationally prominent center that attracts more than $22 million annually for research, education, and outreach programs. The Center works with more than 75 faculty from 25 different departments in seven colleges -- a spectrum of disciplines including engineering, planning, economics, public policy, computer science, human factors, and environmental studies. Funding sources include numerous federal, state, local, and private-sector sponsors.

"We are extremely pleased to be featured in a report by the University of Minnesota's Center for Transportation Studies," said Robert M. Bernstein, Co-CEO of MATECH. "This is a further indication that the strength of our unique EFS technology is becoming increasingly recognized within key academic and industry-related circles."

Click here to view the full report: (http://trb.org/Main/Blurbs/Bridge_Health_Monitoring_and_Inspections_A_Survey_16 2534.aspx?utm_medium=etmail&utm_source=Transportation%20Research%20Boa rd&utm_campaign=TRB+E-Newsletter+-+11-10- 2009&utm_content=Customer&utm_term=)

MATECH has a proven record of saving bridge owners money through improving bridge management and public safety with its cutting edge EFS System. By eliminating subjectivity of inspections for cracking in bridge members MATECH is helping to reduce wasted funds by prioritizing repairs and providing immediate verification of repair's effectiveness.

About The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities is a public research university located in Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota, the oldest and largest part of the University of Minnesota system with the fourth largest main campus student body in the United States.

About MATECH

MATECH Corp., founded in 1983, is an engineering, research and development company based in Los Angeles, CA. The Company specializes in technologies to measure microscopic fractures in metal structures. MATECH is now marketing its patented Electrochemical Fatigue Sensor (EFS technology to bridge asset managers, railroad companies, and governmental agencies across the United States and internationally. To learn more, please visit: www.matechcorp.com.

Forward-Looking Statements:

Except for the historical information contained herein, the matters discussed in this press release are forward-looking statements. Such statements are indicated by words or phrases such as "believe," "will," "breakthrough," "significant," "indicated," "feel," "revolutionary," "should," "ideal," "extremely" and "excited." These statements are made under "Safe Harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Actual results may differ materially from those described in forward-looking statements and are subject to risks and uncertainties. See the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission including, without limitation, the Company's recent Form 10-K and Form 10-Qs, which identify specific factors that may cause actual results or events to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements.

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EFS Technology could save State and Federal goverment Millions of Dollars in Infastructure Repair
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This is a stock that can move very quick I have seen this move .69 in one day!!!
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