Centre for Advanced Composite Materials


Our workshop provides the capability to produce in-house solutions to the issues encountered in producing and testing novel materials.

Photograph of the Centre for Advanced Composite Materials workshop

Full on-site workshop with 3-axis CNC mill, lathes etc.

Access to:

  • Laboratory Ash Furnace (ASTM D2584, D5630)
  • Melt Flow Index (MFI), Melt Flow Rate (MFR), (ASTM D1238 (Procedure A), D3364)
  • Accelerated Weathering by QUV (ASTM D4329, D4587)
  • Dynamic Mechanical Analysis (DMA) (ASTM D4065, D4440, D5279)
  • Compositional Analysis by Thermogravimetric Analysis (TGA) (ASTM E1131)
  • Differential Scanning Calorimeter (DSC) (ASTM D3418, E1356)
  • Capillary Rheometry, Thermal Stability (ASTM D3835)
  • Thermal Conductivity (not Thermal Resistance)
  • Xenon-Arc Exposure of Plastics Intended for Indoor or Outdoor Applications (ASTM D2565, D4459)
  • Colour Analysis (ASTM D6290)
  • Oxygen Permeation and Leak Detection