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Advanced engineering materials

Advanced materials consultancy

Unique expertise and facilities

NPL offers expertise on all aspects of material characterisation and analysis, from predicting lifetime performance of materials to identifying root cause for product failures. Our expert advice and support covers:

  • evaluating and predicting the performance of materials and products through their full life cycle and in harsh environments.
  • creating new or novel test methods
  • investigation into the factors which limit the performance of a material or process.
  • providing insight into the capabilities of emerging technologies such as additive manufacturing via impartial component inspection & performance tests.
  • obtaining accurate material characterisation data to improve process models and thus enable optimised production processes.
  • identification of root cause for failures in materials, products via thorough and impartial investigation.

Our facilities enable measurements traceable to internationally agreed standards - we offer the most accurate and authoritative measurements in the UK, including quantified uncertainty where possible.

Our measurement experts cover complementary disciplines and are available to help clarify requirements, interpret & analyse results. We also have an internationally recognised track record of high-value problem solving. Operating as a National Measurement Institute, we offer trusted and impartial advice plus a commitment to providing the right measurement solution.

Don’t see what you are looking for? Our diverse skill set enables us to provide bespoke solutions. Please contact us to discuss your requirements.

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