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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.

Matthew Hopkinson

Executive Vice President | Element Materials Technology

“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”

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

Case Studies

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

Risks Unveiled: Tackling the Blindspot of High-Performance AM Parts

In collaboration with Alloyed, we explore how mechanical properties differ across sections of an additively manufactured part and discover how testing directly on a part ensures that AM designs will deliver performance that users can rely on.

PIP Testing Small and Complex Parts: Aluminum Bicycle Rim

The objective of this case study was to obtain accurate mechanical testing data for a small, extruded aluminium part from a bike rim, provided by Spur, using PIP testing. If successful, it would demonstrate a practical way of obtaining key data for small and complex components with minimal processing and turnaround times.

Using PIP Testing to Detect Property Variations in Additively Manufactured Parts

In collaboration with the University of Limerick, this case study investigates the suitability of PIP testing to explore the detection of property variations in parts produced through additive manufacturing.

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