Swansea Materials Research & Testing Ltd (SMaRT) is a UK based, UKAS accredited, mechanical testing laboratory, which focuses on the measurement of material properties and determining performance of metallic materials/components as well as ceramic matrix composites (CMCs).
Why choose SMaRT?
SMaRT was created to combine two long standing areas of expertise at Swansea University; world class mechanical characterisation of advanced structural materials alongside the academic interpretation of the mechanisms controlling material deformation and fracture.
SMaRT can provide support for many forms of standard mechanical property assessments, whilst at the same time addressing bespoke forms of specimen or sub-element material testing where novel test development is required. In addition to generating mechanical test data, SMaRT can perform post-test failure analysis utilising optical and scanning electron microscopy, electron back scattered diffraction (EBSD) and metallographic sectioning.
You can rely on the quality of the data generated, as SMaRT holds ISO 17025 accreditation for specific mechanical test standards.
SMaRT has the capacity to conduct short-term consultancies or support larger scale research programmes, all professionally managed by our skilled team of academic, research and technical staff.