Equipment for alloy development: Arc and induction furnaces for casting, metal 3D printers, heat treatment facilities, etc.
Advanced characterisation facilities: Optical and electron microscopes, equipment for chemical analysis and phase identification, etc.
Mechanical and wear testing techniques: Universal loading frames, impact testing machines and wear testing equipment.
Modelling and sensing tools: Computational thermodynamics (ThermoCalc), Discrete Element Modelling (DEM), Smooth Particle Hydrodynamics (SPH), etc.
Wear network: The mineAlloy training centre is committed to establishing a National Wear Testing Network, to facilitate materials selection based on highly calibrated wear tests.