About

The Metalock International Association

Experience, quality, service

First formed in 1953 by 14 companies who recognised the unique engineering potential of the Metalock process, the Association now has over 70 Member companies worldwide.

Through the common bond of the Association, individual Metalock member companies are able to exchange staff, technology and ideas relating to engineering repairs. Our members are trained in accordance with the Association’s guidelines and have in-depth experience in the use of the unique Metalock cold repair process.

Exchanging knowledge, research and operational cooperation between members is the main purpose of the association; every year members gather together somewhere in the world solely for this reason. During the rest of the year, staff constantly collaborate across the globe, especially when a member is tackling a complex engineering project.

Always ensure that you use an official MIA member

Using a MIA member you will get:
global technology and onsite repair expertise.
the benefit of local knowledge and local relationships.
a worldwide network of engineering support.
unique Metalock key material and tooling.

Due to our engineering reputation and demand, we also provide additional marine or other onsite repairs and maintenance services.

Starting in 1937, the name Metalock has been used so widely around the world, that the trademark is now defunct as an engineering franchise, It now simply refers to the process of metal stitching developed by L. B. Scott. Perhaps confusingly, there are several organisations who may use the name Metalock commercially, and they may or may not be a member of the International Association. The alloys MN211 & MN555 Metalock material are only provided to Association members.

Caution – there are many who use the name ‘Metalock’ and its logos. For quality and dependability, always ensure you use a MIA member company.

We engineer more than just Metalock

First formed in 1953 by 14 companies who recognised the unique engineering potential of the Metalock process, the Association now has over 70 Member companies worldwide.

Through the common bond of the Association, individual Metalock member companies are able to exchange staff, technology and ideas relating to engineering repairs. Our members are trained in accordance with the Association’s guidelines and have in-depth experience in the use of the unique Metalock cold repair process.

Exchanging knowledge, research and operational cooperation between members is the main purpose of the association; every year members gather together somewhere in the world solely for this reason. During the rest of the year, staff constantly collaborate across the globe, especially when a member is tackling a complex engineering project.

Many members can also provide additional services including:
In situ machining
Leak sealing (pipes, valves, flanges etc.)
Drydock facilities
Welding
Electrical repairs
Machine shop facilities
Bearings remetalled
Reconditioning of Diesel Engine Components
Brush Plating