Mechanical Testing Facility

The Mechanical Testing Facility provides a range of support services to the Institute for Frontier Materials.


What we do

The Mechanical Testing Facility is based at Deakin's Geelong Technology precinct (GTP). Our facility provides broad support service to all research groups within the Institute for Frontier Materials (IFM) and its collaborators.

Our research laboratory is supported with technical expertise from IFM, and derives funding from Deakin University and the Australian Research Council.

Our key capabilities include:

  • design and development of mechanical testing systems
  • tension and compression tests at elevated temperatures
  • high temperature extrusion of magnesium and aluminium alloys
  • high strain-rate compression tests at elevated temperatures
  • manufacturing test specific rigs, platens, adaptors and fixtures
  • transforming equipment to suit special testing needs
  • fatigue, bend, shear and Bauschinger tests.

Make a booking

If you have a project that needs purpose-built mechanical testing equipment, we invite you to make use of our open access facility:

Make a booking

Contact us

Mechanical Testing Facility
General enquiries
+61 3 5227 3241
Email IFM

Mechanical Testing Facility 
Institute for Frontier Materials
Geelong Technology Precinct
75 Pigdons Road
Waurn Ponds, VIC 3216