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Build your ‘hands-on’ expertise in the Testing of Materials


  • Arrival coffee and tea
  • Welcome and introduction
  • Objectives of the day
  • Introducing the famous five!

Deepen your ‘hands-on’ skills to perform five key tests:

  1. Tension testing – Tension test to determine material tensile strength and ductility
  2. Compression testing - Compression test to characterise the compressive properties of materials
  3. Light lunch, networking opportunity and tour of the Diamond facility
  4. Bending/flexual testing - 3 point bend test, measuring flexural stress, flexural strain and modulus of elasticity in bending
  5. Cycling testing – Spring cyclic test to give an overview of cyclic fatigue testing
  6. Peel/friction testing – Peel test to determine adhesive and bond properties of materials


  • Ask an expert session and iPad mini competition winner announcement
  • Workshop summary and Issuing of participant certificates

Is this workshop right for you? This course will be valuable for...

  • Any engineers involved in materials testing - design, manufacturing, quality and test engineers.
  • Academic staff, technical staff and research students.
  • Sales people and purchasing agents with technical backgrounds involved in the purchase of testing equipment.
  • Anyone who wants to learn more about the best practices of materials testing - theory and hands-on.

Lunches, refreshments, and a complete set of workshop notes will be provided during the course


To secure your FREE place(s) please e-mail your preferred course date to: Nic Brown at MTMinfo@shimadzu.co.uk or call 07525 702 646/01908 55 22 03


The University of Sheffield

The Diamond
Leavygreave Road
S3 7RD

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