The Composites and Materials Testing Group provides materials know-how and knowledge for STFC's projects. We have particular expertise in using composite materials at cryogenic temperatures, for example in superconducting magnet applications in physics and medicine. Our testing capabilities extend to all types of materials.
We have prototype-scale manufacturing capabilities and know-how stemming from our heritage of work with the world's largest physics projects. Our materials testing capabilities provide data for confident design in challenging environments. We are frequently called upon to provide data that is not available elsewhere, when materials are used in a new way.
We have materials knowledge of a range of engineering materials used in the widest range of environments, from space applications to MRI scanners used in hospitals.