Other Equipment

Hardness Testing: A technique for small-scale hardness testing of composite structures, as well as ceramic, metallic and polymeric materials. (Zwick/Roell Indentec Rockwell Hardness, Vickers Hardness and Shore A&D Hardness).

Furnace: Equipment for production of materials, replication of thermal cycling and thermal analysis of materials to 1400°C.

Micro-sectioning: The key pieces of kit in the micro-sectioning process, namely the encapsulating materials, grinding wheel, cutting equipment and automated polishing system, are all available at SEAM. Chemical etching of metallic samples can also be undertaken to investigate the micro-structure of metal components and welds.