The AMC has recently acquired an automated micro hardness testing machine to enhance its materials characterisation capability. The system shall facilitate new research to be conducted in areas such as weld development for steels used in the oil and gas industry. The system provides the capability to conduct hardness testing on large areas.
The department of Engineering also have 8 load frames which can perform a number different tests such as:
- Fatigue testing
- Tensile testing
- Compression testing
- 2-4 point bend testing