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Westmoreland Mechanical Testing and Research, Ltd. was established in Banbury, United Kingdom in 2003, since which time it has developed into Europe’s leading materials test house.
The purpose built state of the art materials testing laboratory facilities are housed in a fully climate controlled 4,700 sqm (50,000 sq. ft.) building. Laboratory facilities include Mechanical Testing, Corrosion, Chemical Analysis and Metallurgy, all supported by our on-site machine shop and heat treatment facilities.
Boasting the largest independent Mechanical Testing facility in Europe, our broad scope, unrivalled capacity and materials testing capabilities include High Cycle Fatigue, Strain Controlled Low Cycle Fatigue, Fracture Toughness, Crack Propagation, Creep and Stress Rupture and Tensile Testing. All test specimens are machined in-house utilising CNC Lathes, Mills and Cylindrical grinding and notching equipment.
Our Chemical Analysis testing, Corrosion testing and Metallurgical testing laboratories are housed in a modern purpose built facility, and holds unique approvals within the UK and Europe for Stress Corrosion, along with approval from General Electric for grain size determination. Chemical analysis includes Optical Emission Spectroscopy (OES) Inductively Coupled Plasma-OES (ICP-OES) Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectroscopy (ICP-MS) Gas Analysis via combustion. Corrosion testing is performed for Salt Spray and Alternate Immersion utilising a range of automated equipment
Our global customer base continues to grow as we are able to serve all industry sectors including Automotive, Additive Manufacturing, Medical, Motor Sport, Power Generation, General Engineering, as well as Aerospace, Defence and Space.
At Westmoreland Mechanical Testing & Research we strive for continual improvement in our materials, mechanical, analytical, and technical capabilities to provide our customers with the best analytical solutions possible. Because of our philosophy of excellence, we continually seek opportunities to expand our working partnerships to improve our operational capacity, industry knowledge, and intellectual footprint as part of our ongoing strategy to become the most trusted resource in testing and research.
The Midlands Aerospace Alliance (MAA) was set up in 2003 and now has more than 300 members.
The MAA board includes senior managers from Meggitt, Moog Aircraft Group, Rolls-Royce and UTC Aerospace Systems as well as elected supply chain representatives, key regional partner bodies and appointed experts. The chairman since 2008 has been Clive Snowdon, currently Aerospace Industrial Advisor at Cooper Parry Corporate Finance.
For more information visit http://www.midlandsaerospace.org.uk/
The Aluminium Federation is the trade association that represents the interests of the UK aluminium industry. Working closely with European Aluminium and the International Aluminium Institute, the Aluminium Federation acts as the point of contact between the aluminium industry and its many stakeholders.
For more information visit https://alfed.org.uk/