Materials Ltd (Wrexham, UK) showcase data acquired using their unique
NanoTest system in a recent application note focussed on aerospace applications.
The NanoTest system offers a range of nanomechanical test capabilities,
including nanoindentation, nano-scratch, nano-wear, nano-impact, nano-fatigue
and nano-fretting. The system can carry out this work under a range of
environmental conditions, including in liquids, at temperatures up to 750°C, at
sub-ambient temperatures down to -30°C, under controlled humidity and under
oxygen-free conditions. This allows the researcher to evaluate mechanical
properties under a range of true service conditions, rather than depending on
data acquired under ambient laboratory conditions.
Applications Director Prof Ben Beake says 'This range of options is
especially well suited to materials used in the aerospace industry, which often
have to withstand extremes of temperature and wet/ humid conditions. The
NanoTest is the only system available offering such a vast range of testing
A copy of the application note is available for download from the MML
Established in 1988 Micro Materials Ltd are manufacturers of the innovative
NanoTest system, which offers unique nanomechanical test capability to materials
researchers for the characterisation and optimisation of thin films, coatings
and bulk materials. Techniques include nanoindentation, nano-scratch & wear,
nano-impact & fatigue and nano-fretting.