Material Sciences Corporation (MSC) is a premier U.S. based solutions focused company. MSC’s research and development center is located at our World Headquarters in Canton, MI. This is where we perform engineering, research, and testing of highly engineered application-based solutions for industrial and commercial customers. We realize that being innovative and successful in the global marketplace requires collaboration with our customers and team members.
Located in the heart of the automotive industry, the TS16949-registered Canton Lab offers MSC customers a complete suite of noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) testing capabilities, including experimental, computer aided engineering (CAE) and materials engineering expertise. The Canton facility also contains an education center to provide training in NVH fundamentals, MSC products and applications, Bruel & Kjaer University courses, and a variety of customer support curriculum.
Material Sciences Corporation is home to one of the few facilities in North America that can mimic environmental conditions inside of an anechoic chamber. This video offers an inside look at MSC’s Application Research Center, where sound transmission loss testing is used to determine the source of noise and where to apply MSC’s acoustic noise treatments, such as Quiet Steel® or MSC Smart Steel™.Watch The Video
This video demonstrates how Material Sciences Corporation measures Sound Transmission Loss in the reverb chamber. In this demonstration, MSC not only proves the performance advantage to customers, but the mass and cost savings as well. MSC's ability to support customers with Sound Transmission Loss tests is just one of the many ways in which they work to provide superior, innovative solutions.Watch The Video
Material Sciences Corporation’s Application Research Center serves as one of the world’s premier material development innovation centers. Given the size of these chambers and the ease of vehicle access, many well-known cars have been tested in this very facility prior to their premiere. This application testing facility is just one of the many reasons that, after 60 years, Material Sciences Corporation remains a worldwide leader in developing coating and acoustic product solutions.Watch The Video
Materials Sciences Corporation is the expert in engineering laminates for many environmental conditions. MSC uses the Stage Gate process to engineer new products to meet specific customer applications, ranging from automotive body structures to electronic devices. This video demonstrates how MSC quantifies the bond strength of a typical laminate component.Watch The Video
Material Sciences Corporation is home to one of the few climate and humidity-controlled four wheel drive chassis dynamometers in the country. Located inside of a hemi-anechoic chamber, this facility offers the unique capability to test running vehicles in a highly controlled environment. As a result, MSC's solutions are optimized for system noise performance as well as cost and weight savings.Watch The Video
MSC’s Environmental Laboratory in the Application Research Center is the key to developing sustainable laminates and coated products. This laboratory is used to evaluate the performance of various products following exposure to harsh corrosive environments. This is an essential process that allows MSC to optimize a product to withstand extreme environmental conditions.Watch The Video
Ford® wants its customers to know they offer the quietest cabin on the market, and they do this by using Material Sciences Corporation Quiet Steel®. Unlike other trucks, Ford® utilizes Quiet Steel® in the truck’s bulkhead to dampen sound. Watch this video to hear the difference for yourself.Watch The Video
Ford® knows that the investment in Noise Vibration and Harshness (NVH) is the key to appealing to customer satisfaction and quality perception. If you don’t properly treat your vehicle, the noise will get through. This is why Ford® chose to “buy quiet” with Material Sciences Quiet Steel®.Watch The Video
Ford® endorses MSC Quiet Steel® in this advertisement for the Ford F-150®, asserting that the use of Quiet Steel® makes Ford® the only truck to offer “the sound of quality.” By incorporating Quiet Steel® into their vehicles, Ford® delivers the quietest pickup on the market, earning them the 2004 Motor Trend Truck of the Year Award.Watch The Video
You could have a vehicle that uses that same steel as every other truck, or you could have a truck that uses Material Sciences Quiet Steel®. To truly understand the difference, we invite you to get inside the Ford F-150® and compare the sound inside the cabin to that of a regular vehicle.Watch The Video
Simply put, Quiet Steel® is a plastic material placed between pieces of sheet metal used to reduce noise and vibration. In this demonstration, consumers and vehicle manufacturers can hear for themselves the dampening technology used in Quiet Steel® to reduce the noise inside the cabin of a vehicle. Watch as the demonstrator puts two floor panels to the test – it’s clear to hear which vehicle is using Quiet Steel® to reduce Noise Vibration and Harshness (NVH).Watch The Video