Laboratory Facilities

  • 5500R 100kN Instron
  • 600kN Dartec
  • 1342 250kN Instron
  • 1110 5kN Instron
  • Rockwell Hardness Tester
  • 40 Tonne Press Brake
  • Bespoke Universal Formability Test Rig
  • Forming Limit Test Rig
  • CAMSYS GPA100 system
  • Ultrasonic thickness gauge
  • FaroArm 3D Portable coordinate measuring machine (4m Arm)
  • Laser profilometer
  • Bend-stretch test



  • Determination of in plane anisotropy using tensile testing at 15 degree intervals. Both yield strength and r-values are measured for each angle
  • Biaxial yield testing using equi-biaxial hydraulic bulge testing and an extensometer spherometer
  • Plane strain compression and tension testing of sheet materials
  • In-plane shear testing of sheet materials
  • Forming limit diagram testing
  • Limiting Dome height tests
  • Swift Cupping test
  • Springback measurement during stretch forming


Computer Hardware

  • x workstations
  • 26 Node Linux Cluster


Computer Software

  • CATIA V5
  • PAMSTAMP 2G V2005 
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