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The indentation plastometer, faster mechanical testing for industry
Failure Analysis

Support your forensic investigations with uniquely rich datasets.

New Alloy Development

Rapidly screen the mechanical properties of your new alloy systems

High Throughput Tests

Measure stress-strain curves in under three minutes and reduce your materials testing turnaround times

Additive Manufacturing

Characterise the mechanical behaviour of your additively manufactured materials

Industry is modernising – are you?

The Indentation plastometer, automated fast mechanical testing for industry 4.0

Our mechanical testing systems are being designed to make mechanical testing simpler, faster and more intuitive, providing our clients with material insights not otherwise obtainable. They are built intelligently, with integration and automation at the forefront of their development. They are Industry 4.0 ready.

The Indentation plastometer, automated fast mechanical testing for industry 4.0
The Indentation Plastometer, a revolutionary new approach to mechanical testing for applications in failure analysis, high throughpiut testign and addtive manufacturing

Why work with us?

Flexibility and Speed

We use our products to help companies like yours measure the mechanical properties of their materials more quickly, and more flexibly than they can with conventional testing methods.

First Class Support

We provide a rapid and rigorous technical support service to customers across the world. We also offer R&D support services through access to our team of world-leading materials scientists.


We are an expert team of materials scientists with high-level expertise in advanced numerical modelling and data science techniques. We can be relied upon to deliver to our clients the state-of-the-art mechanical testing solutions that are needed to maintain a competitive advantage.

“This technology and this team have the potential to fundamentally change the way that we think about mechanical testing. Faster, simpler and more insightful testing will be appealing to all industries with an interest in measuring the strength of their materials”

Matthew Hopkinson

Executive Vice President | Element Materials Technology

Additively Manufactured Materials

Plastometrex's PIP testing for additive manufacturing applications.

Measuring the mechanical properties of AM materials has historically been very difficult and very expensive. Indentation Plastometry is the simplest solution to this broad industry challenge.

Plastometrex's PIP testing for additive manufacturing applications.

Case Studies

At Plastometrex we are always exploring a wide range of applications for the PIP method. See below for our latest case studies.

Profilometry-based Indentation Plastometry of Hardox Steel Samples with WC Inserts

This investigation relates to two types of sample supplied by Energy Densification Systems. These were both a shaped component of Hardox steel, with and without a cermet insert brazed into it. Via PIP testing it was possible to obtain stress-strain relationships for local areas of the component. The heat treatment associated with the brazing process (which was not revealed to PLX) induced significant changes in the stress/strain responses of all locations.

Detection of Localised Variations in Plasticity Parameters in an Aluminium Forging.

In this study we use PIP testing to spatially map the variations in mechanical properties across a large forged aluminum component.

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