R-TECH teams up with Zwick Roell to deliver Training Course on the Mechanical Testing of Composites
8th Aug 2017
R-TECH teams up with Zwick Roell to deliver Training Course on the Mechanical Testing of Composites

Zwick Roell and composite testing specialists R-TECH Materials have teamed up to provide a cost effective introductory course on the testing of composite materials.

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7th Mar 2017
R-TECH Materials invests in Zwick’s latest composites testing technology

R-TECH Materials’ rapidly growing polymer and composites testing laboratory has invested in a Zwick 250kN universal testing machine - the first of its kind in the UK to run on the latest testXpert III software.

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Silent witness of the composites industry
1st Mar 2017
Silent witness of the composites industry

R-Tech Materials' composite laboratories were recently the subject of an article in Composites in Manufacturing and Aerospace Manufacturing. The full article can be found here..

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Work Begins on laboratory expansion
22nd Feb 2017
Work Begins on laboratory expansion

Work has begun on a significant expansion and refurbishment to the R-Tech Materials laboratories at Testing House. Having seen encouraging growth since establishing the site 5 years ago, R-Tech has begun a program of investment that includes adding facilities, equipment and staff to better service our customer’s needs.

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18th Jan 2017
R-Tech Tests out JEC

R-TECH Materials, a rapidly growing UK testing business, is showcasing its capabilities for composites at this year’s JEC World in Paris.

R-TECH has recently invested heavily to expand its composites testing labs, which includes the first Zwick universal testing machine running on TestXpert III software in the UK. This investment has opened up the capability of testing materials at loads from 1N to 250kN in the temperature range of -70°C to 250°C, with thermal chambers provided by Severn Thermal Solutions. In addition, R-TECH’s high-tech laboratories boast a state-of-the-art Hirox digital microscope and Zeiss Scanning Electron Microscope with EDX micro-analysis for delivering failure investigation and characterisation solutions.

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New 1500kN Instron Test Machine
31st Oct 2016
New 1500kN Instron Test Machine

R-TECH has recently extended its testing capability with the installation and comissioning of a new Instron 1500KPX test machine. This machine has a load capacity of 1500kN (150 tonnes), and can be used in tension, compression or in cyclic through-zero loading. This enables R-TECH to perform all standard tests on reinforcing bars and couplers up to 50mm in diameter.

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