Smithers Scientific Services, located in Akron, Ohio, is an independent testing, research and consulting firm. The company serves a global client base in the fields of testing, problem solving, consulting, product development and product analysis. The company is involved in the testing of materials, rubber, automotive, metallurgical, and tire and wheel. Its chemical and physical labs analyze raw materials and components of all types of products. The tests are performed using a variety of analytical methods and wet chemistry techniques to identify and quantify constituent materials. Its metallurgical services include sample preparation, light macro and microscopic examination, scanning electron microscopy, bulk hardness measurement, micro hardness evaluation, special testing fixtures, accelerated corrosion testing and NDT services, including X-ray; and liquid penetrant evaluations.