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We help UK industry to use materials effectively for business benefit

Improving our understanding of the characteristics and behaviours of materials can help industry improve mechanical performance, sustainability and corrosion resistance. Our experts are supporting a broad range of projects helping industry to increase productivity and efficiency, and develop new materials and products.

We work on the development of battery materials to accelerate the uptake of electric cars, test composites for higher performance infrastructure and work to make additive manufacturing more reliable. By ensuring that measurement standards and techniques keep pace with new technology, we can help bring new materials into commercial application faster.

By providing confidence in material performance and identifying opportunities to tailor properties in novel materials, our teams are also helping to unlock a range of engineering and manufacturing opportunities for UK businesses.

Take a look at the research we are doing.

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Validating magnetic sensors for the oil and gas industry

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Increasing the lifetime of hydrogen technologies

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Commercialising the 2D material set to transform electronics

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