Our facilities

Photograph of one of our wire electro-discharge machines (wire EDM or wEDM).

Wire electro-discharge machines

4 wire EDM machines
Wire diameters from 0.02 to 0.3 mm
Bespoke jigs and fixturing
600 mm thick (max)
1100 mm x 850 mm
1,000 kg

Hybrid CMM with a touch-trigger and a laser probe measuring the contour method cut surface of a pipe.

Coordinate measurement machines

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

Photography of an x-ray diffractometer (XRD) set up to measure residual stresses in a welded pipe.

X-Ray Facility

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

Photograph of one of our experts setting up a creep testing experiment.

High Temperature Testing facility

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

Residual stress expert measuring the topography of a contour method cut using our confocal microscope.

Microscopy suite