ABOUT OUR BUSINESS
Solutions for Success
For over 30 years, New Hampshire Materials Laboratory’s professional & experienced staff has been a “Problem Solving Partner” in the metal and polymer industries by meeting both routine and custom testing requirements.
Recognizing the need for a highly competent materials testing laboratory for the analysis of metals, ceramics and polymers, UNH Professor Frederick Hochgraf and his wife Sally founded New Hampshire Materials Laboratory in 1979. Our laboratory had a humble beginning in a Durham, NH garage. As the business grew we moved to Dover and then to our current location in Somersworth,NH where we have been for more than 15 years.
In January 2008, long time veteran Tim Kenney took over the reins of New Hampshire Materials Laboratory. Although, Tim is considered the CEO/President/Laboratory Director, he can be found working in the laboratory every day.
Along with Tim Kenney, NHML has a seasoned staff with expertise in failure analysis, metallurgy, mechanical engineering, metallography, microscopy, organic, inorganic, and analytical chemistry. They all help to service the growing list of customers within industrial and insurance industries including the Marine Surveyor sector, and governmental agencies.
Want to experience the expertise of New Hampshire Materials Lab for yourself? Give us a call today and let’s discuss what we can do for you.
NHML would not be the company it is today without the dedicated staff you see below. Every day they work their very hardest to be “Your Problem Solving Partner” for all your testing needs. Read below to learn more about our exceptional team.
NEW HAMPSHIRE MATERIALS LAB SERVICES
Discover Our Expertise
The following applies to all of our analytical testing services:
Our objective is to help solve your problem, not just provide test results.
The person you speak with will be the person conducting your test.
All technical staff has at least a Bachelors Degree in engineering or science.
Upon completion analytical reports are sent out promptly via email.
Most analysis work is completed within 5 business days from receipt with expedited turnaround available upon request.
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HOW LARGE A SAMPLE IS REQUIRED FOR TESTING?
For special items or if a limited amount of material is available, please contact NHML first.
Type of Testing Sheet *1 Plate *1 Angle Bar Pipe Tubing
Chemical *2 2″ x 2″ 2″ x 2″ 2″ Long 2″ Long 2″ Long 2″ Long
Tensile 2″W x 12″L *note 3 12″ Long 6″ Long *4 *note5 9″ Long
Hardness 2″ x 2″ 2″ x 2″ 2″ x 2″ 2″ Long 2″ Long 2″ Long
Plate up to 3/4″ thick requires 2″W x 18″L; Plate greater than 3/4″ thick requires 2″W x 6″L.
Bar or wire under 1/4″ diameter requires 18″ Long.
Pipe up to 3/4″ wall thickness requires 12″ Long; Pipe greater than 3/4″ wall thickness requires 6″ Long.
Grain direction is very important when submitting sheet or plate for testing. Always mark grain direction with an arrow.
When performing chemical analysis only, supply the above referenced size coupon. If other testing is to be performed (i.e. tensile, flattening, etc.), a separate piece for chemical analysis is not needed.
HOW LONG WILL A TEST TAKE TO PERFORM?
In most instances, within five working days. Expedited delivery is available.
DO WE DO X-RAY TESTING?
NHML does not perform non-destructive tests such as Radiography, Dye Penetrant, or Magnetic Particle Inspection. However, we will be pleased to recommend someone in your area.
CAN WE PERFORM ON-SITE TESTING?
Yes, in some instances. Please contact NHML for confirmation.
DOES NHML DO ENVIRONMENTAL TESTING?
We are able to provide special analyses such as incinerator ash, tank residues, and research samples. Contact us for further information. For routine environmental testing, we suggest a Google search of “Environmental Laboratories” to locate one near you.
WHAT FORMS OF BILLING DOES NHML ACCEPT?
We accept checks, credit cards, and direct deposit. Please call NHML with further questions.