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What do Metallurgical and Materials Engineers do?

Materials engineers develop, process, and test materials that can be used to create a wide range of products. These products can be used everywhere from the medical industry to the grocery store. Metallurgical engineers focus on the development of metals. They work with every stage of the metal making process: extraction, refining, and recycling while solving issues of corrosion and product strength.

Where do they work?

Material Engineers work in a variety of different industries from developing a new form of protective clothing to a safer, more durable glass for cars.

Metallurgical Engineers are found within industries like manufacturing and mining, where they apply their knowledge of metals to solve problems.

Who are they?

Metallurgical Engineers come from a variety of different backgrounds and from numerous locations across the globe. Let’s take a moment to meet some from right here in South Dakota:

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