Superior products begin with great materials. Our experts can help select or develop the materials you need to give your products a competitive edge when it comes to performance and/or functionality.
Whether you’re seeking to improve an existing product or develop a new one, we can help you make the right material choices.
Our areas of expertise
Every feature of your product is dependent on your choice and utilisation of materials.
Find out more about the latest materials-based science and developments that could transform your business.
Whether you’re seeking to improve an existing product, or develop a new one, we can help you make the right material choices.
Materials that actively interact with the external environment to provide multifunctionality.
Materials that use shape and structure as well as chemistry to achieve enhanced performance.
The processing of materials determines performance. Designing with this in mind will provide major business benefits.
As sustainability becomes paramount, reusing waste streams and designing for recycling become vital business advantages.
Find out how and why materials perform as they do. Predict how materials will perform in future applications to select the best material for the job.
We can help with
When it comes to the latest materials, there’s a world of possibilities you may not have considered. Let us broaden your horizons.
Our experts can help you characterise, select and test the best materials for your product or process development.
A comprehensive approach
We work across a wide range of materials – smart, complex and hybrid materials, metals, plastic, ceramics, composites, coatings and everything in between.
We work with you to find the best solution, using our connections and relationships with commercial providers and other research institutions.
A partnership approach
Your problem is our problem. We’ll work with you collaboratively to find the best solution – at your factory or our lab, whichever is most appropriate.
R&D advice and support
If you have an R&D strategy to implement, we are available to provide advice, guidance and support.
What we do
Product or process design
Offer expert support with materials selection, mechanical and structural modelling, simulation and all other aspects of the design phase.
Proof of concept prototyping
Develop lab-scale proof of concept prototypes, taking an iterative design approach to feature development.
Assess and develop your processes to realise the most appropriate method given factors such as the properties you need, the scale of manufacturing, cost of production.
Enhance performance with coatings, surface treatments and heat treatment.
We have a comprehensive suite of capabilities for physical, thermal, chemical, mechanical and corrosion testing and analysis.
Test against standards, develop specification sheets and standard operating practices that cover health and safety compliance.
Within Callaghan Innovation’s Advanced Materials Group, we have world-class scientists and engineers who combine international experience in materials technologies with solid business and industry connections. Meet our group.