Testing and Analysis Services
Knight Testing, LLC provides testing and inspection services to the automotive, aerospace, and orthopedic industries. Our testing facilities are globally accredited by the ANSI National Accreditation Board. Specifically, we hold an ISO/IEC 17025:2017 accreditation, which is the global standard of quality governing the operation of testing laboratories. Knight Testing staffs our laboratories are staffed with knowledgeable engineers and technicians with decades of experience in all of the industries we serve. You can view a list of our testing services below and visit the individual links for more information, or click the button below for a downloadable overview of our services.
Knight Testing offers mechanical testing services for medical devices, including materials, instruments, and implants. When clients require approval from the FDA and other regulatory bodies, we will supply in-depth test reports for their products. Our expert team guides clients through the required testing specific to each device. Even if no published methodology exists, we can perform custom testing that will aid in securing a device’s approval. We offer support following the submission, providing clients with advice addressing the questions that arise throughout the regulatory evaluation process. Our experienced team of experts consists of technicians, designers, and machinists. We offer medical device testing services to a broad scope of industries in-house from our 10,000sqft laboratory. Our testing data is repeatably accurate due to our laboratory’s use of MST controllers, load frames, and software. Furthermore, we possess a full range of machine shop services that proudly feature Haas CNC machining centers.
Knight Testing boasts a comprehensive mechanical testing laboratory featuring MTS Systems servo-hydraulic and electromechanical load frames. Our capability includes static testing and fatigue testing up to 30Hz, in axial, biaxial, and torsional loading configurations. Tests are conducted under force, displacement, or strain control in combination with auxiliary equipment including environmental chambers, extensometers, saline baths, and supplemental data acquisition. With force capacities ranging from ounces to tons, our equipment can test anything from the most delicate medical device to robust automotive structural components. The mechanical test laboratory at Knight Testing is globally accredited by the ANSI National Accreditation Board ISO/IEC 17025:2017 and offers one of the most expansive collection of ASTM and ISO accredited test methods in the orthopedic industry.
Knight Testing is a trusted component testing company that serves various industries. From standard springs and fasteners to unique items such as hydraulic earthquake snubbers, we help hundreds of clients validate critical components in structures. We possess a state-of-the-art in-house CNC machine shop, servo-hydraulic test equipment, and Solidworks CAD software to support our testing capabilities. Furthermore, we staff our facilities with an experienced group of technicians. Knight Testing performs cyclic endurance and static strength testing on numerous types of components. Component testing detects deficiencies to help manufacturers identify and fix issues faster, avoiding costly setbacks, efforts, and time. Knight Testing strives to ensure the functionality of a test object corresponds with a given specification.
Knight Testing is deeply involved with standards development and frequently interacts with regulatory bodies. We devise the most effective testing program for our clients’ devices, even if no testing standard exists. We help our client clear their product for a successful 510(k) submission. Whether testing on-site or in the field, our team of experts will evaluate a device’s mechanical failure to tell the manufacturers why it failed and how to fix it. Our engineers continually help clients push the envelope of technology, and failure analysis is essential in helping establish the proper guidelines. Knight Testing is at your service, whether you require a simple or complex fix.
Knight Testing employs design engineers who use Solidworks 3D CAD software to complete designs of every level of complexity. We host an in-house machine shop with a Haas VMC, Bridgeport mills, manual lathes, and a variety of saws. Our company offers a broad scope of capabilities, ranging from machining standard ASTM test blocks for spinal implants to producing standard test coupons for tensile testing. We provide other machinery and secondary operations as well, such as wire EDM, CNC grinding, Swiss turning, laser marking, electropolishing, and anodizing. All our designs and machining capabilities support our testing services, allowing us to keep most of our work in-house.