“I was truly surprised by the results from our initial testing and am now looking at all of our equipment problems to find other areas where this technology can help us”

Jack Few

Maintenance Manager

Gulf Lumber

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Applied Ultrasonics delivers Ultrasonic Impact Technology (UIT), a patented magnetostrictive technology that improves the structure and properties of metals and welded components. Our technology is being used around the globe in industries as diverse as energy, defense, manufacturing, oil and gas, aerospace, transportation, and many others.


Our philosophy is simple: provide high quality quality solutions, leading edge technology, and expert consultative services. We enable our customers to extend the useful life of metal in a variety of applications: from manual to semi-automated to fully automated manufacturing and machining processes. Our goal is to assist our customers with technology and services that will enhance their ROI.


UIT was first developed in the early 1970s for the submarine manufacturing industry by Dr. Efim Statnikov and a team of scientists and engineers. The new technology was used to strengthen the hulls of nuclear submarines. Since its development UIT has been expanded and perfected by teams of scientists, engineers, and manufacturing experts.

Applied Ultrasonics was founded in 1997 by a small consortium of industrial professionals whose expertise include engineering, welding and fabrication, automation, and manufacturing. Industries which utilize metals like mild steel, high strength steel, stainless steel, aluminum, titanium, iron and bronze in their equipment, components, and structures are discovering the benefits of Ultrasonic Impact Technology (UIT) in manufacturing and asset repair.

In 2002, Applied Ultrasonics introduced the Ultrasonic Impact Technology for commercial and operational applications and established partnerships with companies in Europe, Asia, and Australia for greater reach across the globe. Sense 2002, Applied Ultrasonics's UIT technology has been used in a variety of industries to improve fatigue strength and extend asset life. The applications have ranged from US Navy ships to offshore platforms, to aerospace, to nuclear power generation, to land base infrastructure, and others.

In 2015, Progress Rail, a Caterpillar Company, acquired Ultrasonic Impact Technology services and assets from Applied Ultrasonics for use in the Locomotive and Earth Moving manufacturing operations.

In 2022, Applied Ultrasonics International reacquired the Ultrasonic Impact Technology services and assets from Progress Rail / Caterpillar corporation. Applied Ultrasonics moved the manufacturing operation from North Alabama back to the Birmingham area and re established its manufacturing, engineering, and service operation.


Applied Ultrasonics ultrasonic impact technology (UIT) has received extensive testing and verification by some of the most demanding research groups within industry, codes & standards, and academia. The testing and research have proven the Applied Ultrasonics technology and processes are reliable, repeatable, and will improve asset life. Institutions that have validated Ultrasonic Impact Technology (UIT) such organizations as: Federal Highway Administration, US Navy, US Coast Guard, American Bureau of Shipping, Nippon Steel, University of Texas, Oak Ridge National Labs, International Institute of Welding, Lehigh University, University of Waterloo, and others.

Today, Applied Ultrasonics is a world leader in the design, manufacturing, and delivery of Ultrasonic Impact Technology solutions, equipment, and service to industry worldwide. We currently have been granted over 12 US patents on our magnetostrictive ultrasonic technology, 46 partner patent applications and numerous more patents pending.

Applied Ultrasonics International's Ultrasonic Technology manufacturing and engineering division is based in Birmingham, AL with offices in Australia and partners in Europe and Asia. For more information about our technology and services please contact us through our web site or at our Birmingham, AL office 205-358-8875.