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Deakin Research

Institute for Frontier Materials

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Institute for Frontier Materials
Geelong Technology Precinct
Deakin University
75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds,
Victoria 3216 Australia (View map)

Mechanical Testing Facility

Instron test machineMechanical testing facility is based at Geelong Technology precinct (GTP). Our facility provides broad support service to all research groups with in 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.

Deakin University acknowledges the traditional land owners of present campus sites.

27th February 2015