About us

StressMap is the measurement services business unit of The Open University (OU), dedicated to providing specialist stress/strain measurement services to clients worldwide. We specialise in the Contour Method of residual stress measurement and testing. Clients come from a range of industries including aerospace, power (nuclear and non-nuclear), automotive, and transport industries.

StressMap is based at the OU and constantly draws upon the capability and expertise of the Materials Engineering Group that already has a global reputation for the quality of its work and its leadership in the field of residual stress measurement in particular. Its leading role in the development of the neutron scattering instrument at ENGIN-X, enabling the efficient measurement of large engineering structures, has been followed by pioneering work on developing the Contour Method further, a powerful and inexpensive method for mapping two-dimensional distributions of residual stress in engineering components. StressMap has access to state-of-the art facilities and all the resources it needs to provide a full service from the start. The services being offered are aligned to the research focus of the Materials Engineering Group at the OU, ensuring that the activities of each entity benefit the other.

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Our vision is to be a world-renowned centre in the field of residual stress analysis

Consistently meeting or exceeding our client’s expectations on quality of work.
Timely delivery of projects to meet our client’s requirements.
Continual improvement of our process and systems towards perfection (working towards ISO 9001:2008 certification).
Grow to be able to serve current and future needs of all the potential industrial clients requiring residual stress engineering services.