June 2020 Updates from Micro Materials

We hope all of our users and friends have been keeping well during this difficult time. Production and development work is picking up pace again at our Wrexham premises, while allowing all our employees to work as safely as possible. Our applications and support team is also available to continue assisting users during this time.

Last year was a very successful year for us, showcasing Micro Materials commitment to deliver the highest quality product to the world’s leading researchers, and more focused applications to corporate R&D labs around the world. This included high profile sales to customers such as Imperial College London, Northeastern University in Boston, TU Warsaw and many others in the US, Japan and China. We also look forward to installing a high-vacuum NanoTest Xtreme system in India later this year.

As the only major independent supplier in the market we are in unique position to respond to market needs and provide leading research institutes with the product they need. This is backed up by a high quality technical information dissemination network. Check out our latest updates below.


  • Micro Materials have co-authored a new publication with the University of Leeds and Southeast University, on micro-scale impact testing of hard carbon coatings. This novel technique extends our high strain rate nano-impact test to the high load head, enabling much higher impact energies, and is particularly useful for coatings that are too hard or thick for nano-impact. You can access the full paper for free until July 31st by clicking on the link:,6t047HNP


  • We are pleased to sponsor a free webinar hosted by Surface Ventures – Adaptive surfaces for friction and wear reduction, with Professor Andrey Voevodin, University of North Texas on Thursday 25th June at 2pm BST. For more information and to register, click here:


  • We have released several new application notes over the past 6 months, including high temperature micro-scratch and impact, acoustic emission during nano-impact and nanoindentation creep measurements. If you missed any of these, you can find them on the News section of our website.


  • We have started doing country-focused virtual seminars, the first was earlier in June to an Indian Materials Science meeting (RDMBPCT-2020), and the next will be in partnership with our European distributor Quantum Design Europe


For further product details see our product pages or contact us at If you have a meeting or seminar you would like us to contribute to, contact Krish Narain (