innovative, versatile nanoindenters and nanomechanical test instrumentation, backed by great expertise and support

Operating Modules

  • Nanoindentation
  • Nano-scratch and wear
  • Nano-impact
  • Nano-fretting
  • Micro-scale testing



  • High temperature to 1000 °C
  • Low temperature to – 40 °C
  • Liquid cell
  • Humidity control
  • Vacuum and purged gas environments

Why Us?

  • Excellence in Nanomechanics
  • Widest range of test environments
  • Mix and match upgradability
  • Superb applications team
  • Expertise in high temperature nanoindentation, nanomechanics and nanotribology

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Why choose Micro Materials?

For over 30 years, Micro Materials has been a leading innovator in the highly specialised world of nanomechanics – constantly developing and refining equipment that has consistently set new benchmarks for performance and adaptability.

One of our key objectives is to provide multi-functional nanoindenters and nano-mechanical test instrumentation that is intuitive and simple to use.

The video below gives an introduction to Micro Materials and describes why we are the preferred choice for many researchers around the world.

“Build a comprehensive picture of the mechanical performance of your materials system with one flexible platform.  Get more from your nanoindenter.” 

NanoTest Vantage Nanomechanics Nanoindenter Mechanical testing

The NanoTest Vantage system offers a complete range of nanomechanical and nanotribological tests in one flexible and user friendly instrument.

With just one test platform a range of mechanical properties can be investigated, allowing a complete picture of material performance to be assembled.

NanoTest Xtreme Nanomechanics Nanoindenter Mechanical testing

With the NanoTest Vantage, Micro Materials already offers the most comprehensive range of nano-mechanical test options.

These are now further extended with the NanoTest Xtreme, which provides a high-vacuum environment for testing at high temperatures up to 1000 ºC and low temperatures down to -100 ºC

Do You Have Questions?

How does the NanoTest Vantage differ from other nanoindenters? What are the important factors that affect nanomechanical test data?

Find out answers to these questions and more in our Frequently Asked Questions. See how our instruments can benefit your organisation.

Micro Materials – Excellence in Nanomechanics Nanoindenter