Supercharged mechanical testing

The Indentation Plastometer is a benchtop mechanical testing device that extracts metal stress-strain curves from indentation test data.

Indentation plastometer - stress/strain curves from indentation mechanical tests
Indentation plastometer - stress/strain curves from indentation mechanical tests
Research, develop, and manufacture products faster than competitors that are still using traditional testing methods.

80X faster than tensile testing

Our fully automated process generates stress-strain curves in under five minutes

Over 90% reduction in costs

Massively reduce testing costs compared to conventional tensile testing.

99% lower volume material

Test real components and small samples. No dogbones and minimal preparation.

Map properties across materials

Map stress-strain properties across inhomogenous parts such as welds and forgings

Powered by CORSICA

The CORSICA software package enables the Indentation Plastometer to extract stress-strain curves from metallic materials in less than 5 minutes using an accelerated inverse finite element method. We call it PIP!

PIP is fast, accurate, and proven. It is applicable to all of the most common engineering metals (and their alloys) and is already deployed by industry heavyweights and leading institutions globally.

Plastometer with CORSICA software

Powered by CORSICA

The CORSICA software package enables the Indentation Plastometer to extract stress-strain curves from metallic materials in less than 5 minutes using an accelerated inverse finite element method. We call it PIP!

PIP is fast, accurate, and proven. It is applicable to all of the most common engineering metals (and their alloys) and is already deployed by industry heavyweights and leading institutions globally.

Getting better all the time

Our testing technologies are continuously improved through software updates and new module releases. Take a look at our proposed product release timeline.
Surface Profilometry

Independent profilometery measurements as part of CORISCA 4.0

Coming 2023 Q2
PLXUS

Results archive, test insights, and data analytics

Coming 2023
Hot Stage

Mechanical properties at temperatures of up to 800°C

Automated Mapping

An automated moving stage to create indent maps

Coming 2024

Actionable data, fast

Our benchtop testing technology combines the best attributes of hardness testing and tensile testing into a single method.
Tensile Testing
Hardness Testing
PIP Testing
Rapid testing
Stress-strain data
Test small/complex geometries
Minimal sample preparation

Dr Danielle Cote

Assistant Professor in Materials Science & Engineering | Worcester Polytechnic Institute

“PIP has enabled same-day testing, analysis of processed specimens, and remarkable cost savings”

Next steps

Talk to an expert

Get in touch with one of our friendly materials scientists

Book a trial

We’ll carry out PIP testing on your samples

Request a quote

Talk to our sales team to receive a custom quotation

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