Understanding the science of surface engineering.

Analysing, testing, assessing and understanding the metallurgy and characteristics of metal forming processes enables us to deliver the highest quality products and services. We do this in-house.

A scanning electron microscope gives us an unmatched capability to analyse substrate and cladding materials to ensure the right surface engineering and bond strength.

A complementary range of laboratory equipment and measurement devices, including optical microscopes and microhardness testing equipment, enables a range of spectrum and composition analysis and non-destructive testing. As an on-site facility, direct access to analysis and testing allows continual refinement of manufacturing and surface engineering techniques –  optimising of the products and services we can provide our customers.

The laboratory also allows our Research and Development team and material scientists to research surface engineering applications and tailor solutions to specific wear problems – solutions including innovative techniques and applications, system and product design and exotic materials.