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Composites and Coatings Group

Department of Materials Science & Metallurgy

For over 20 years, Micro Materials (MML) has been a leading international innovator in the highly specialised world of nanomechanical testing – constantly developing and refining equipment that has consistently set new benchmarks for performance and adaptability.

During 2009 Micro Materials Ltd celebratrated 21 years within the nanomechanical industry. Established in 1988 Micro Materials has continually been at the forefront of innovation, with our pioneering approach leading to three world firsts:

  • The first commercial nanoscale impact tester, for erosive wear, toughness and contact fatigue.
  • The first commercial high temperature nanoindentation stage, capable of reaching temperatures up to 750°C.
  • The first liquid cell, allowing the testing of samples which are fully immersed in a fluid.

They provide innovative, versatile nanomechanical test instrumentation, and respond to developments in applications in response to customer and market requirements. The integrity, reliability and accuracy of our equipment is paramount, as is our relationship with our users.

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