With our state-of-the-art in-house metallurgy testing lab in Louisiana, Howard & Associates International, Inc. is able to provide a wide variety of quality metallurgical engineering services.
We have an in-house metallurgy lab where we perform metallurgical analysis and testing. Our lab includes a 35X - 2000X metallurgical microscope, stereo microscope, digital Brinellscope, and Struers automated micro preparation unit. Our hardness testing lab includes a microhardness tester, digital Rockwell hardness tester, and Brinell hardness tester. We utilize an off campus scanning electron microscope.
Examples of our services include:
• Failure Analysis• Failure Prevention• Forensic Metallurgy• Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM Analysis)• Metallography• Tubular Internal Coating Analysis and Coating Specification Preparation• Welding Metallurgical Analysis• Analysis of Rubber Components• Analysis of Plastic Components• Corrosion Analysis• Metallurgical Testing and Analysis of Materials• Review of Welding Procedures• Preparation of Production Metallography Samples• Destructive Testing and Non-Destructive Testing• Supervision of Full-Scale Fatigue Testing
We perform forensic investigations both on-site and in-house to determine root cause of failure for purpose of assisting with insurance claims and/or litigation including engineer expert witness for legal firms.