Laboratory Testing Inc. Hires Veteran Metallurgist as Mechanical Testing Manager

Laboratory Testing Inc. welcomes veteran metallurgist, Bill Stockdale, as Mechanical Testing Manager. Bill joins LTI with over 35 years of experience in testing, quality assurance, product and process development, and technical support for markets including aerospace, nuclear, medical implant and durable goods.

​Bill Stockdale of Schwenksville, PA has joined Laboratory Testing Inc. as Mechanical Testing Manager. He brings a wealth of experience in Metallurgy to his new position. Stockdale was most recently employed by Superior Tube Company for over 30 years, holding positions from Plant Metallurgist to Director of Metallurgy. During this time with the company, his responsibilities included new product and process development for critical applications in aerospace, nuclear, medical implant and durable goods markets, laboratory quality and in process testing and customer technical support. His expertise includes hydrogen and vacuum heat treating, metal cleaning, metal fabrication, data analysis, metallurgical, chemical and mechanical lab testing and quality assurance of finished products.

In prior years, Stockdale spent five years as a Plant Metallurgist for Handy & Harmon Tube after completing his education. He earned both B.S. and M.S. degrees in Metallurgical and Materials Science at Lehigh University.

As Mechanical Testing Manager, Stockdale will oversee the staff and all mechanical testing performed on the first and second shifts. The Mechanical Testing Department offers an extensive list of Nadcap and A2LA accredited services that evaluate mechanical properties. These services currently include tensile, hardness, stress rupture, creep, impact, proof load, bend, hydrogen embrittlement, fracture mechanics and a number of additional test methods.

Capability heat treating is also offered with testing to evaluate the effects of heat treatments on mechanical properties. Although most testing is performed on metal specimens, fasteners, washers or tubing, both tensile and Shore hardness testing are available for polymers. Test results provide customers with information about the suitability of their materials for their intended applications.

About Laboratory Testing Inc. -- Laboratory Testing Inc. (LTI) of Hatfield, PA is a family-owned independent testing and metrology laboratory in business since 1984. The laboratory offers materials testing and analysis services including mechanical, chemical, metallurgical and corrosion testing, nondestructive testing, root cause failure analysis, calibration services, dimensional inspection and test specimen machining. All test and inspection results are provided in certified reports. The laboratory specializes in metal and polymer testing, but also analyzes powdered metals, ores, ferroalloys, composites and ceramics. LTI is accredited by the PRI Nadcap program in materials and nondestructive testing and by A2LA to ISO/IEC 17025 for mechanical, metallurgical and chemical testing, dimensional inspection and calibration services. LTI Metrology, a division of Laboratory Testing Inc., provides dimensional inspection services and NIST-traceable calibration services for measuring hand tools, masters and a wide-range of measuring instruments and equipment. On-site calibration, repairs, new instruments and replacement parts are offered. Information on Laboratory Testing services and accreditations is available at, or 800-219-9095.