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Advanced Materials Show 2024

Visit stand 1708 to find out how metrology underpins the use of all materials in all application areas from our experts.

Delivering confidence in the performance of materials 

How materials perform is critical to the success of new and updated products. Industry needs to be sure that new materials will function in the way they expect and that any traditional materials used in new ways will not fail in service, even in extreme conditions.

The National Physical Laboratory (NPL) have the capabilities, equipment and experience to provide customers with the most accurate and authoritative materials measurements in the UK. Our world experts in complementary disciplines are available to help clarify requirements, interpret results and solve problems for customers. We can provide detailed, independent analysis to accelerate development, increase both the performance and quality of products and identify the root cause for any failures in materials, products or structures.

We can help to accelerate the adoption of new and advanced materials 

The Advanced Materials Show is co-located with the Advanced Ceramics Show, Battery Cells & Systems Expo and Vehicle Electrification Expo this year. Come find us on stand 1708 to find out more about the comprehensive suite of tests, analysis and consultancy support we offer to help customers understand the processing and performance behaviour of materials through their full life cycle.

15 - 16 May

All day


NEC, Birmingham

Register now

Come and hear from our experts on Thursday 16 May

Theatre A, Battery Cells & Systems Expo

11:35 - 12:30 - Safety first: Unveiling the latest breakthroughs in EV and battery testing

Hear about the latest techniques in thermal runaway analysis, accelerated life testing, and non-destructive testing methods. The focus is on how these methodologies contribute to the development of safer, more reliable battery systems for electric vehicles.

  • Chair: Dr. Carmen L√≥pez, Senior Scientist, NPL

Theatre C, Advanced Materials Show

15:15 - 15:45 - Enabling innovation through materials measurement 

To enable innovation in the advanced materials sector requires measurement capabilities in-line, in-situ and utilising multiple data sources. But what does this mean in reality? In this session, NPL's expert metrology team will provide an overview of the Advanced Materials Metrology Strategy and introduce technologies and case studies that cover the breadth of opportunities in advanced materials. 

  • Dr. Keith Paton, Senior Scientist, NPL
  • Dr Jamie Williams, Product Specialist, NPL
  • Dr Andrew Pollard, Principal Scientist, NPL

How are we working with the advanced materials community?

Advanced materials metrology strategy

We are identifying how critical drivers of change, including the energy and the digital transitions, require innovation in measurement capability and a new approach to delivering the UK materials metrology infrastructure.

Download the strategy 

Centre of Expertise in Advanced Materials and Sustainability (CEAMS)

CEAMS is a collaboration between key partners to help businesses to:

  • commercialise a sustainable material(s) 

  • develop an innovative idea to make the materials they use sustainable.

CEAMS can help you develop, validate, and scale up your sustainable materials technologies to accelerate product innovation and boost market adoption.

Find out more about CEAMS