Technologies, Inc. (www.bonal.com) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bonal International
Inc., both are headquartered in Royal Oak, Michigan, a suburb
of Detroit. Bonal Technologies is the pioneer and world’s
leading provider of Sub-Harmonic vibratory stress relief and
weld conditioning for metal.
manufactures a complete line of Meta-Lax stress relieving
and weld conditioning equipment including CE Approved equipment.
Also, the company provides consulting and metal stress relief
services to its customers. Meta-Lax equipment is sold in the
automotive, aerospace, defense, shipbuilding, machine tool,
mold making, die casting, EDM, high performance, mining, power
generation, heat treating, and other industries.
late 1960s August G. Hebel Jr. and A. George Hebel III of
Bonal Corporation, developed the Sub-Harmonic technology that
Meta-Lax utilizes. At the time, the Bonal Corporation was
a planermill machine shop.
found that all available vibratory stress relief equipment
was only reliable from 40-50% of the time. These findings
were very discouraging to other companies who had the same
results. However, the Hebels did not give up on the concept
all together. They researched and experimented with vibratory
processing searching for a way to achieve 100% reliability.
discovered that to get successful stress relief results when
using vibrational energy two key principles must be followed:
Sub-Harmonic energy must be used, and the harmonic
curve of a stressed part would "shift" frequency
from an unnatural frequency to its natural frequency as the
part is relieved of stress.
several inventions, innovations, and patents, Bonal developed
a process that would measure the harmonic curve and provide
the 100% success rate that the Hebels originally envisioned.
They named their Sub-Harmonic process "Meta-Lax:"
(Metal Relaxation). Meta-Lax
quickly became the leader in vibratory stress relief and provided
industry with its first attractive alternative to heat-treat
stress relief for widespread use.
after, Meta-Lax technology brought about a new breakthrough
for the fabrication industry. Through a specialized process
called Meta-Lax Weld Conditioning welders were able
to do something they could never do before: weld a part while
inducing negligible stress. It was also found that Meta-Lax
Weld Conditioning yielded several other benefits to welders
and their products.
and market Meta-Lax, a separate company, Bonal Technologies,
Inc. was formed. Later it became a public company as a subsidiary
of Bonal International.
Meta-Lax equipment is sold throughout the US and in 50 foreign
countries through a network of national and international
major accomplishments of Bonal Technologies, Inc. since becoming
involved with the vibration stress relief technique are:
The development of the technology that could produce successful
(effective and consistent) stress relief results in comparison
to heat treat stress relief.
patents on its sub-harmonic vibratory stress relief process.
Seeing the Meta-Lax process written into manufacturing
specifications by many major organizations including automotive
companies, aerospace components manufacturers, and government
Meta-Lax processed workpieces set new quality standards
for accuracy and performance in almost every sector
of the metalworking industry.
the standard Meta-Lax equipment line, Bonal manufactures two
other product lines: Pulse Puddle Arc Welding (PPAW), designed
exclusively for weld conditioning (www.pulsepuddle.com)
and Black Magic - The Ultimate Distortion Controller, to treat
small parts that weigh less than 300lbs. (www.distortioncontrol.com).
Inc. is a publically owned and traded company.
Its stock has the CUSIP number 097-770-200 and a trading symbol
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