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nC2 An Enterprise Consultancy Unit


Tribology and material behaviour in service is a subject that affects all industrial sectors. Some examples of the sectors we have worked in recently are given below.

Friction and wear testing of materials and coatings for use in aero-engines.

Rolls Royce 700 Engine

As part of our research capabilities we are improving the condition monitoring capabilities in the rail sector.

British Rail Class 465

Failure investigations of components removed from super yachts. We also have provided wear testing for Lloyds register

Sunseeker Super yacht

Slurry erosion testing of materials for flow resistance. We are the preferred test house for Schlumberger.

Knee and hip implants are regularly evaluated for wear and other damage.

We have performed fatigue testing of sub-components as part of reliability trials.

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