We’re here to support ground-breaking research

Unlocking new insights, enhancing research, and accelerating innovation.

Unique Insights

Delve deeper into your studies on the relationship between microstructure and mechanical properties.

Rapid, Simple Testing

Minimal sample preparation and rapid testing turnaround times significantly accelerate your research activities.

Rich Datasets

Fully characterise the strength of your metallic materials to support the design of new alloy systems.

Testing Versatility

Test small coupons, big coupons, off-cuts, cubes, cylinders, random shapes and real components.

We are a team of scientists, just like you!

Professor Bill Clyne and Dr James Dean, materials scientists at Plastometrex.

We understand the importance of experimental test equipment and the role it can play in ground-breaking research. We're here to help.

Professor Bill Clyne and Dr James Dean, materials scientists at Plastometrex.
Dr Danielle Cote, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

“Having the Indentation Plastometer allows us to significantly reduce the sample size required, not only saving time and material resources, but allowing us to generate mechanical data which we have yet to see on our materials”

Dr Danielle Cote

Dr. Cote is an Assistant Professor in Materials Science & Engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Papers on Profilometry-based Indentation Plastometry (PIP)

Our technology is built on more than ten years' worth of published scientific research work. You can access the published papers from the list below. We hope you enjoy reading them, and if you have any questions please get in touch

Effect of Relatively Low Levels of Porosity on the Plasticity of Metals and Implications for Profilometry-Based Indentation Plastometry
July2022

The effect of dispersed porosity within a metal on its plastic deformation is examined, and the suitability of applying the PIP methodology is also assessed.

Tensile-compressive Asymmetry in Extruded AZ31B Rod and its Effect on Profilometry-based Indentation Plastometry
June2022

This paper concerns tensile-compressive asymmetry (TCA) in a Mg-based alloy (an unusual characteristic in some metallic systems) whereby the yield stress in tension differs from that in compression. We investigate whether the PIP testing methodology can be used to reliably infer stress-strain characteristics in material of this type.

Indentation Plastometry of Welds
February2022

This investigation concerns the application of the profilometry-based indentationplastometry (PIP) methodology to obtain stress-strain relationships for material in the vicinity of fusion welds.

Training Courses and Conferences

We design and deliver bespoke technical courses and we organise and host conferences covering key areas in materials science, mechanics and mechanical testing. Courses are delivered in Cambridge, by our team of world leading materials scientists. See below for upcoming events.

The team and I have a long history of working together on advanced, materials-related research projects. We're committed to continuing this tradition here at Plastometrex, and to supporting other materials scientists with our technical outreach work, our training courses and our conferences.

Professor Bill Clyne, FREng

Emeritus Professor, Cambridge University | Chief Scientific Officer

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