NetComposites
Airtech

Exova Plzen Becomes Europe’s Largest Creep and Stress Rupture Laboratory

18 October 2016

Exova Plzen Becomes Europe’s Largest Creep and Stress Rupture Laboratory

Exova has consolidated its capabilities in Newcastle, UK and Plzeň, Czech Republic to create Europe’s largest creep and stress rupture laboratory.

Exova explains that it invested in the transfer of 113 additional creep and stress rupture frames from its Newcastle laboratory to its Plzeň lab, and also invested in the refurbishment of many previously unused frames. These investments have resulted in Exova doubling its capacity to perform a range of stress rupture, creep and strain relaxation tests.

It describes Plzeň as a fully equipped mechanical laboratory which offers tensile, impact, fatigue and fracture toughness testing, as well as metallurgy, for customers in the aerospace sector. With these capabilities, Exova says it can now offer a complete service to customers from a single laboratory, with all tests conducted in house. The higher capacity also allows Exova more flexibility in choosing the optimal frames for customer needs, ensuring the most precise, technical results.

Jiri Fidransky, General Manager of the Plzeň laboratory, said, “Exova Plzeň is currently operating over 270 creep and stress rupture test points, making it the largest creep and stress rupture laboratory in Europe.”

“We are providing the same scope of testing, but in higher volumes, and it places Exova as a centre of excellence in this field. We have improved turnaround times, concentrated testing expertise in one laboratory, and we are now in a position to take on testing projects of almost any size,” Fidransky continues.

 


Photo provided by Exova





Related / You might like...

National Experts to Headline Marine-i Event

Marine-i has announced the line-up of industry experts who will be presenting at a Composite Discovery Room event taking place on 30 April at St Austell Business Park Conference Centre, Cornwall, UK.

Environmental Performance of Battery Electric Vehicles Questioned at APC Seminar

The environmental credentials of battery electric vehicles were questioned at the latest Future of Technology seminar organised by the Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) and Innovate UK.

TCS Offers Bespoke Solutions

Total Composite Solutions (TCS) is now offering a highly customised service for both interior and exterior surface applications.