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