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nC2 An Enterprise Consultancy Unit

Engineering testing and analysis services for industry  

Specialists in materials selection and failure analysis


nC² Engineering Consultancy is a University of Southampton consultancy unit offering bespoke testing and expert advice to industry clients. Our experienced team includes specialists in materials science, mechanical testing, failure investigation, tribology and corrosion control.


We can support your company’s R&D agenda, whether you need help to choose the right material for your product or solve a design problem. We will work with you to design tests tailored to your requirements, providing evidence-based data and expert opinion to move your project forward.


 Visit our Website to find out more about our services or get in touch to arrange a free initial consultation:

07917 265160


nC²’s services include: 

•   Particulate erosion testing
•   Corrosion and paint testing
•   Cavitation erosion testing
•   Friction measurement
•   Abrasion testing
•   Failure investigation
•   Materials characterisation (including cryogenic testing, mechanical testing, chemical analysis, CT, metallurgical analysis, surface metrology)
•   Applied research



What we offer 

  • Free initial consultation and bespoke quote, which may include free practice tests to determine the best test plan – if you’re not sure exactly what you need, we can advise you.
  • A choice of packages to suit your requirements.
  • Tests tailored to your needs, run by specialist staff in our state-of-the-art labs.
  • A comprehensive report including results and expert advice, plus a meeting to discuss the results.


Why choose nC2? 

  • A testing and analysis service of the highest quality.
  • Access to specialised facilities and knowledge across the University of Southampton.
  • Packages to suit your budget and requirements – whether you’re looking for a one-off test or support for a major project.
  • Excellent customer service – we’ll keep you in the loop every step of the way.
  • High levels of customer satisfaction.

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