Main Activity in Nanotechnology
Nanomechanical Testing Instruments
Micro Materials was formed in 1988 with the aim of becoming the world leader in development, manufacture and marketing of nanomechanical testing instruments for research and quality assurance. Our products have evolved through many stages from the original design based on a prototype at the University of Lancaster, UK, into the current, fully-automated, highly versatile instruments.
"...Micro Materials was the first company to develop a nanoscale impact tester for erosive wear, toughness and contact fatigue, beyond the scope of other nanomechanical testing instruments..."
At Micro Materials, our highly specialised scientists and engineers take particular pride in their ability to solve complex problems related to specific customer needs and applications.
This responsive and flexible approach has earned us an enviable reputation for strong customer relations and for products designed to satisfy our customers' requirements.
Our pioneering approach has led to two recent world-firsts - we have developed:
- The first commercial nanoscale impact tester, for erosive wear, toughness and contact fatigue.
- The first commercial high temperature nanoindentation stage, capable of reaching temperatures over 500°C