Exova labs receive investment for creep strain testing

Specialist aerospace laboratories operated by Exova, a materials testing provider, have received a major investment.

Exova’s laboratories in Plzen, Czech Republic and Newcastle, UK, have shared a £300,000 investment into their creep strain facilities.

In total, 42 test frames are being upgraded with a new, sophisticated automated control system, to be operational by the end of the year.

The new control system is capable of controlling temperature, strain measurement and load control on any type of creep test: a critical test performed for the aerospace industry, in particular for engine manufacturers, where they need to know how a material performs through a range of temperatures and loads.