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

Profilometry-Based Inverse Finite Element Method Indentation Plastometry
August2021

This a review paper covering Profilometry-based Indentation Plastometry (PIP) a novel method for rapidly inferring stress/strain curves from indentation test data.

Profilometry-based Indentation Plastometry to Obtain Stress-Strain Curves from Anisotropic Superalloy Components made by Additive Manufacturing
July2021

In this paper with Professor Roger Reed a Dr. Tony Tang at Oxford University, we explore the power of PIP testing to characterize the plasticity of additively manufactured alloys

A Critical Appraisal of the Instrumented Indentation Technique and Profilometry‐Based Inverse Finite Element Method Indentation Plastometry for Obtaining Stress–Strain Curves
May2021

This is a collaborative study with the The National Physical Laboratory, the UK's national measurement facility. In this work we compare the accuracy of the PIP method to that of Instrumented Indentation Testing (IIT) at inferring stress/strain behaviour from indentation test data.

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

On the Board with Plastometrex

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