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ABOUT OUR BUSINESS
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.
CEO/Director of Lab Services
School attended: University of New Hampshire
Started at NHML: 1980
What I do: As CEO/Director, I oversee daily operation and customer relations, and provide metallurgical, metallography, and failure analysis.
Hobbies: Yoga, coaching youth sports
What I love about New Hampshire: It’s close to home and the gas is cheaper
Schools attended: California State University, Long Beach; University of California, Los Angeles
Started at NHML: 1992
What I do: Analysis of plastics, liquids and contaminates using Energy Dispersive Spectroscopy (EDS), Fourier Transfer Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR) and Differential Scanning Calorimeter (DSC) instrumentation
Hobbies: Hunting, theology
What I love about New Hampshire: No taxes
School attended: Wichita State University
Started at NHML: 1994
What I do: Office & jobs management, keeping the work flowing, invoicing, AP, AR, customer relations
Hobbies: Reading, cooking, spectating
What I love about New Hampshire: The beauty of the countryside and less traffic
Type "triple A" personality
Schools attended: University of Southern Maine, Portland/Gorham
Started at NHML: 2002
What I do: Metallographic samples, sectioning, scanning electron microscope (SEM), energy dispersive spectroscopy (EDS), Instron, mechanical testing, bandsaw, large cutters, drill press, Rockwell & Vickers hardness testing, microscope work-photograph, measure
Hobbies: Teach American Sign Language, Star Trek fandom, bunka shushi, reading
What I love about New Hampshire: Mt. Washington hiking trails and NHML
School attended: University of New Hampshire
Started at NHML: September 2014
What I do:
Perform chemical composition, elemental and alloy identification of metals using Glow Discharge Spectroscopy (GDS), Inductively Coupled Plasma Optical Emission Spectroscopy (ICP-OES), and Carbon/Sulfur Combustion Analysis.
I like hiking in the amazing NH mountains, music and playing soccer.
What I love about New Hampshire:
Experiencing all 4 seasons, the plentiful mountain ranges and beaches it has to offer, Portsmouth life and how serene NH can truly be.
School attended: Southern New Hampshire University
Started at NHML: August 2016
What I do: Implement various marketing strategies to improve the company’s online presence, create and publish our Nuts & Bolts newsletters and manage/maintain our website among other website related responsibilities. I also handle all aspects of our AP/AR and HR.
Hobbies: Baking, photography and traveling
What I love about New Hampshire: Being from New York, I’m learning how to slow down and enjoy the nature and serenity that surrounds me.
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.
Chemical Testing & Analysis Services
Failure Analysis & Testing Services
Mechanical Testing & Analysis Services
Metallography Testing Services
Reverse Engineering Materials Services
Other Professional Material Testing Services
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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.