Laboratory facilities

Wire electro-discharge machines

  • 3 wire EDM machines
  • Wire diameters from 0.1 to 0.3 mm
  • Bespoke jigs and fixturing
  • 600 mm thick (max)
  • 1100 mm x 850 mm
  • 1,000 kg

Coordinate measurement machines

  • ​2 coordinate measurement machines
  • Touch probes (various sizes)
  • Laser triangulation
  • Laser confocal
  • Leica 3D microscope

X-Ray Facility

  • Residual stress mapping (Pulstec & Stresstech)
  • Peak widths, texture and sin2 ψ (Bruker)

High Temperature Testing facility

  • 16 constant load creep frames
  • Temperatures up to 1000°C
  • Air, inert gas or vacuum
  • Instron 100 kN slow strain rate
  • Zwick 250 kN multi-purpose (& vacuum)

Microscopy suite

  • SEM
  • TEM
  • EDX
  • EBSD