Tufnol Composites' new precision universal tester, Shimadzu’s Autography AGS-X model, the latest addition to the company's testing facility.
Tufnol Composites' new precision universal tester, Shimadzu’s Autography AGS-X model, the latest addition to the company's testing facility.

UK laminate manufacturer Tufnol Composites has invested more than £35,000 in the testing equipment for its Birmingham manufacturing base.

The new machine installed is a precision universal tester, model Autography AGS-X from Shimadzu. Specialist on-site training was provided to the Tufnol team who will be using the equipment for a wide range of testing criteria, including mechanical tests required for all international laminates including flexural, tensile and compressive strength. Other available testing options include shear and inter-laminar strength.

‘In-house testing is an important element of our service to our customers, many of which request bespoke testing and data for their specific individual needs,’ said Roy Thomason, MD for Tufnol Composites. ‘This new equipment means we can expand and improve our service offer and the investment underlines our commitment to meeting and indeed exceeding our customer's requirements for high quality testing and data provision.’

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