Materials Testing

Phoenix is part of the Rubery Owen Materials Testing Division, along with Merlin Powder Characterisation and Rotech Laboratories Ltd.

With decades of experience supplying specialist testing machines across a wide range of sectors and customers, Phoenix identified a potential gap in the sub-contract testing market for low volume, on demand mechanical testing services to support product research and development. This led to Phoenix establishing their own UKAS accredited, sub-contract, bespoke testing laboratory.

The remit of the lab is to ensure we have the versatility, expertise and capability to accurately offer specialist testing services for materials, components or assemblies made from the latest materials including super-alloys (Titanium, Aluminium, Nickels), composites, ceramics or additive layer manufactured (ALM).

The lab is designed to support our customers in getting the data they need to achieve their own product or material objective as quickly, and efficiently as possible.

Phoenix supports customers from a range of sectors including Aerospace, Nuclear, Automotive, Defence, Oil & Gas and Pharmaceutical, carrying out tests including small punch fatigue, TMF, service life cycle fatigue on hydraulic assemblies, high rate tensiles, bend tests and many more.

For customers looking for routine mechanical, metallographic and chemical tests, please visit

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