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KnightHawk Materials Lab


KnightHawk’s Materials and Metallurgical Laboratory provides comprehensive high-level testing services to solve the most demanding and complex materials problems in the industry.


ISO/IEC 17025:2005 Accredited

KNIGHTHAWK MATERIALS LAB

In our effort to continue to provide the best quality materials testing services, KnightHawk Engineering Materials Lab (KML) has successfully obtained accreditation to the ISO/IEC 17025:2005 standard. Accreditation to this International Standard indicates KML operates under a management system for quality, administrative and technical operations that also meets the principles of ISO 9001, with demonstrated competency in several ASTM test methods. Our accredited scope of testing includes Hardness (Rockwell B and C, Vickers Micro and Macro Hardness), tensile testing, Energy Dispersive Spectroscopy, Corrosion rates, and micro-etching). While these accredited test methods represent a major component of the testing we conduct, KML also specializes in the development and execution of customized testing to satisfy client specific needs. We have experience in developing and conducting tests that range from long-term high pressure and high-temperature corrosion testing to screen reactor materials, creep testing of clad wiring, torsion testing of large equipment bolts, to tests designed to simulate operating loads and conditions experienced by components. KML has experienced technicians and Ph.D. level engineers that can also assist you in determining deformation and fracture mechanisms and modes of failure of components, equipment, and systems made of metallic, polymeric and other industrial materials. Whether it is a standard test, a highly customized test, or determination of the failure mechanisms/modes, KML can help you with your testing needs in a timely fashion.

KnightHawk’s Materials and Metallurgical Laboratory provides comprehensive high-level testing services to solve the most demanding and complex materials problems in the industry. We respond to customer needs quickly and effectively by collaborating with our specialty engineering team. Our lead Ph.D. Materials Engineer heads a staff of talented engineers and technicians in our state-of-the-art laboratory.

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Michael Hoerner

Ph.D. - Senior Metallurgical Advisor
As the KML technical lead Michael is responsible for overseeing all materials investigations performed by KML and supporting the work of KnightHawk Engineering (KHE) when materials expertise is required.
In 2018, Michael received his Ph.D. from the Colorado School of mines in Golden, CO. His Ph.D. work focused on focused on computational investigations of solutegrain boundary interactions in FCC Fe (austenite) at the atomic scale. Michael combined that with coursework  and assignments in the field of traditional physical metallurgy. Michael has performed significant reserach and course work in the areas of failure analysis, casting and forging, strengthening mechanisms, kinetics, and thermodynamics.
Michaels combination of experience, combined with an undergraduate degree in engineering physicswith a concentration in Micro and Nano-Technology, has armed him with a strong, multi-disciplinary background. Michael's strong, multi-disciplinary background from multiple fields gives KnightHawk Materials Lab's clients an advantage that will cut troubleshooting and downtime.  Learn more about Michael:

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Chris Creech

Chris Creech

Lab Manager

As the KML Lab Manager, Chris is responsible for overseeing the commercial side of the materials lab along with project management and quality control for ISO/IEC 17025: 2005 accreditation that the lab holds. 

In 2012 Chris joined KnightHawk and managed the product division, KnightHawk Industries for several years. During this time Chris also held the position of Quality Manager for KnightHawk Materials Lab. As the Lab Manager, Chris was responsible for leading the lab through annual quality audits for the lab to ensure compliance with ISO/IEC 17025:2005 accreditation.

Chris received a Bachelor of Business Administration from Baylor University primarily focusing on Marketing, Management and Entrepreneurship.

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Providing Fast Comprehensive
Turnaround Materials Testing Services

KnightHawk’s Materials and Metallurgical Laboratory provides comprehensive high-level testing services to solve the most demanding and complex materials problems in the industry. We are able to respond to customer needs quickly and effectively by collaborating with our specialty engineering team. Our lead Ph.D. Materials Engineer heads a staff of talented engineers and technicians in our state-of-the art laboratory. 

Failure Analysis

ISO 17025

High Level Testing

Small turn around time,
Dedicated metallurgical advisor,
Expert advice throughout process.

Contact KnightHawk Material Lab

General Info: hawkwork@knighthawk.com
Sales, Marketing, Business Development and Conferences: jsalter@knighthawk.com

Phone
281-282-9200
Fax
281-282-9333
Address
400 Hobbs Rd, Ste 101,
League City, TX
Business Hours
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KnightHawk Engineering is a specialty engineering company that can address all the physics of a problem in a short time. Knighthawk is the name industries depend on when the most critical failures happen. At Knighthawk, we know that a solution too late, is no solution at all.

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KnightHawk Engineering, Inc.
17625 El Camino Real, Suite 412
Houston, TX 77058

(281) 282-9200 telephone
(281) 282-9333 facsimile

General Information: hawkwork@knighthawk.com

Sales, Marketing, Business Development and Conferences: Jim Salter

Customer Support: Kevin Sicking

Knighthawk Engneering is Avaialable
24 hours a day / 7 days a week.

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