The AMRC with Boeing Composite Centre hosts world-class design, manufacturing and machining facilities for all types of composite materials. The CSI Centre's state-of-the-art composites research laboratories are located at the centre's premises in the Sheffield BioIncubator, with further active access to the laboratories of the Polymer Centre, and its parent departments in the Faculty of Engineering. Please read more here about our equipment and instruments located at both sites.
Mixing (high shear, ultrasonic), organic
chemistry, Plasma polymerisation for surface modification.
Autoclave, vacuum processing, liquid resin processing, hot pressing, pre-preg making.
Glass melting and drawing
Rheometry, DMA, Microscopy
Mechanical testing, impact testing, creep testing
Thermal imaging, x-ray analysis
Full-sized testing of railway sleepers: Fatigue (280 KN) and Lateral resistance
DCS, FTIR, UV-Vis-NIR, TGA, TMA
ToF-SIMS, XPS, wetting analysis, ellipsometry
SEM, TEM, FEGSEM
Pilot scale organic synthesis