Composite testing in the hands of experts
Exova is a world-leader in fibre-reinforced composite testing. We offer support in material selection and qualification, materials testing, fatigue testing, manufacturing process development, failure analysis, repair technology and training. Our composite testing expertise covers a wide range of sectors in specialist laboratories worldwide.
Composite material selection and qualification
Our composite testing experts can help establish requirement documentation regarding materials properties, and support the selection process. We perform all required composite testing and characterisation, and write the qualification report and material specifications and standards. Our clean-room facilities are used to manufacture test panels by wet lay-up, injection and autoclave curing.
Composite testing range
We have capabilities in all required mechanical, non-destructive, chemical and physical testing to qualify your composites. We also provide environmental testing services to evaluate mechanical, thermal and chemical impact on composites.
Manufacturing process development
Our composite testing experience includes optimisation of prepreg, wet lay-up, RTM, and resin infusion techniques to ensure product quality. We can also provide written process specifications and instructions.
We can provide composite repair on products in service, and in production. The repair procedure can include inspection and preparation, material selection, performance of the repair, and validation using non-destructive testing (NDT) as part of our overall composite testing service.
Working environment safety
We have the knowledge to identify health hazards during manufacturing and maintenance procedures, or at the site of an accident or fire. We are able to measure the type and amount of hazardous airborne dust and emission of chemicals, and can help you to prevent hazards by developing strategies for personal protection and by designing the workplace to minimise risk.
Read more about our expertise and capabilities in Aerospace composites testing in Exova Aerospace.