All products are made from materials and manufacturing industries need to have a thorough understanding of materials and their properties if they are to be successful in a global competitive environment. Ideally, a company employs a metallurgist or materials scientist or materials engineer to undertake the important role of materials selection, and all aspects related to design and manufacturing with materials. It is becoming increasingly important to train engineers in the fundamentals of materials engineering so that they are able to undertake this role if required.

Materials studies are taught on numerous traditional mechanical/electrical/ civil engineering courses as well as more specialist technology courses such as:

  • Sports Engineering
  • Bio-medical Engineering
  • Automotive Technology
  • Dental Technology

Understanding the mechanical properties of materials, particularly their stress-strain/tensile testing, toughness and fracture characteristics, is a fundamental part of these educational courses and essential to applied research. 

Mecmesin's force, torque and materials testers are used in universities, teaching hospitals, colleges and schools to teach the principles and benefits of materials, tensile, compression and torque testing.

Whether you are fitting out a new laboratory and need a tester for teaching or are conducting research on new materials Mecmesin can help.  Take a look at some typical applications of our customers and contact us to see how we can provide you with an affordable testing solution.

 

The Mecmesin machine is a great piece of kit – it has allowed us to move forward with our research in a very productive way, and we are grateful for the excellent technical support that has come with it.

Dr Sara Goodacre, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences
The University of Nottingham

Case study
Lightweight Grips, Spring-loaded and Rubber-faced
The Bioengineering Department at Imperial required a new system for teaching purposes to demonstrate tensile and compressive testing on a range of different materials and custom fixtures. A system was needed that was flexible and easy to use but with a compact form that would fit our available space. The MultiTest 5-xt was an ideal solution and the hardware support from Mecmesin has been excellent.

Dr Dominic Southgate, Senior Teaching Fellow
Imperial College London

Case study
Bone physical properties test with a strain gauge in the science lab
I am very pleased with both the service from Mecmesin and the MultiTest 10-x test system and would recommend it for testing many of the aspects of soft tissue repair in orthopaedics. The MultiTest 10-x is easy-to-use and ideal for this application, of testing the fixation of bones and tendons around a prosthesis inserted for fracture of the shoulder.

Mr Keith Borowsky, Orthopaedic Surgeon
University of Brighton Medical School

Case study
Shoulder prosthesis testing system installation
Over the course of my PhD I have developed a new methodology to physically test the mechanical performance of teeth using the Mecmesin MultiTest 2.5-i. At the start of my project I needed a small, low cost, but accurate materials testing machine which could be programmed, and fitted, to run a large number of different test programs. The easy-to-use interface, accuracy and reliability of the MultiTest 2.5-i and the excellent service from Mecmesin has made my project run smoothly and has produced highly publishable results.

Karen Swan, PhD, Research Student, Centre for Anatomical and Human Sciences
Hull York Medical School

Case study
Primate bite compression strength tests
“Only measuring up to a few Newtons of force with an AFG 2500 N was not enabling us to proceed with our investigation and Mecmesin kindly lent us a more sensitive AFG 10N which instantaneously improved the quality of data we were collecting.”

Alex Radford, Undergraduate Student (Department of Physics)
Durham University

Case study
AFG paired with a force tester
“The Mecmesin digital torque screwdriver was simple and straightforward to operate and it was very helpful that the user guide pdf was on the net.”

Sander H van Delden, Teacher/Researcher at the Department of Plant-Soil Interaction
HAS den Bosch/Wageningen University

Case study
Torque screwdriver sensor and gauge with accessories for crop lodging measurement
 

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