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Element Materials Technology

Following the acquisition of Materials Engineering Research Laboratory Limited (MERL) by Element Materials Technology in August 2012, we are pleased to announce that with effect from April 1, 2013 the MERL business will transfer to a new entity, Element Materials Technology Hitchin Limited (“Element Hitchin”).

As part of Element, all the resources and knowledge of MERL, the test facilities and staff will continue to provide the same services as before. However, in addition to the support of Element Hitchin, the full scope of Element's network of testing laboratories and experts are also available to our clients.

Element is a global network of laboratories with experts specialising in materials testing, product qualification testing and failure analysis for the Aerospace & Defence, Oil & Gas, Power Generation, and Transportation sectors. The team of 1100 scientists, engineers and technicians work in laboratories located throughout the U.S. and Europe. For complete Accreditations & Approvals and more information please visit www.Element.com.


Contact Details

Element Hitchin
Wilbury Way

Tel:  +44(0)1462 427 850
Fax:  -
Email:  -
Website: http://www.element.com

Personnel Involved:
Stefanos Giannis
Roderick Martin

Role in Project
Element will take part on the project in the testing and evaluation work packages, bringing their expertise on testing and research on aerospace as well as on European funded projects. This includes experience in material design allowable testing, delamination modelling characterisation and testing, impact testing including its new hail impact facility as well as a drop tower for tool impact, and its structural test machine than can impart multiple loads on a structure incorporating strain gauge measurements and fibre-optic measurements for characterising damage onset.
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