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Read about how these companies benefited from the Plymouth Materials Characterisation Project (PMCP)

ARC Marine

Use of the Plymouth Electron Microscopy Centre allowed us to delve in to a very new field of study dubbed geophycology, the study of algal interactions with rock – and now concrete...

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Composite Innovations Ltd

Working with PMCP has been truly informative and accessible. The friendly and extremely, competent expertise at PMCP together with the advanced ion beam milling capability takes this visualisation to a completely new level.

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Composite Innovations Ltd sample analysis in FIB-SEM

Davy J Ltd

This study gave us a new insight into the micro properties of our fabrics and their performance characteristics. As a growing South West business, access to such technology on our doorstep with Plymouth University is invaluable.

Helen Newcombe, Davy J founder

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Stretch fabric

Enigma Audio

This diagnostic work is delaying the development of new products and also a barrier to understanding why this particular element performs well. Gaining support with this investigation will allow us to potentially develop the company and grow quicker...

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Esterlam International Ltd

The work carried out by PEMC on the FIB-SEM has gained Esterlam a lot of respect from our client. The outcome of the testing has strengthened our relationship...

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Esterlam doctor blade


It was lovely working with the PEMC team on the project, which gave us useful insights into what happens to the microstructure of a coffee bean as it progresses through our roasting process. This information will be invaluable in ensuring that...

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South Devon Roasters Ltd, Owen's

Plessey Semiconductors Ltd

Having a local, state of the art tool, available to assist process development is a key resource for Plessey as we develop our LED processes to drive the mass adoption of micro LEDs in the display market.

A collection of three Plessey case studies

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Plessey Semiconductors Ltd case study

PML Applications Ltd

Working with PMCP was a great experience from the start. The team got really engaged with our project and helped us shape where we could and should go for maximum impact...

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We have thoroughly enjoyed working with PEMC on the various projects about pollen and bees. It has been a great learning process, especially in regards to pollen collection, as it has further enabled Pollenize to push on with other research projects.

Case study highlighting how the Plymouth Materials Characterisation Project (PMCP) has benefited Pollenize

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Pollen on bee's eye

Radley Scientific

Our work with PMCP using the FIB-SEM has allowed us to carry out an experiment that conclusively proves the mechanism of PZT aging by providing visual results unavailable with any other technique.

Dr Anton Slipszenko, Radley Scientific Senior Project Engineer & Quality System Manager

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EBSD of aged PZT

Ramer Sponges Ltd

This analysis provides evidence to explain why and how this is achieved, and how we can exploit these advantages to specifically target Ramerfoam® grades for additional technical applications.

Steve Cooper, Salston Associates Ltd Director

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A sponge as viewed under an electron microscope

Scarlet PL

This has enabled a keen understanding as to why the fault in the weld may have occurred and the techniques used has allowed for high resolution analysis.

Case study highlighting how the Plymouth Materials Characterisation Project (PMCP) has benefited Scarlet PL

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EBSD IPF Z map of a laser weld

South West Metal Finishing

The results from PMCP have aided SWMF in developing a better understanding of the process aided by experts and access to specialist equipment.

James Bradbury, South West Metal Finishing Research and Development Lead

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Additive layer manufactured titanium component before surface treatment