Our Mechanical Testing Product Range

Micro Materials, a leading international innovator in the highly specialised world of nano-mechanical testing for over 30 years. Constantly developing and refining equipment that consistently sets new benchmarks for performance and adaptability. Offering the widest range of unique capability, which is essential for developing new solutions as well as pushing the boundaries of nano-mechanical testing.

The current product range continues that tradition of innovation and functionality. From single-test instruments to multi-functional vacuum systems, we have solutions to suit a wide range of applications and budgets.

Common features across all systems

All systems include as standard:

  • Fully automated scheduling software – multiple samples can be tested
  • Easy probe change – no recalibration required
  • Open platform design allowing samples of all shapes and sizes to be tested
  • Easy experiment positioning with optical microscopy
  • High performance vibration isolation platform
  • Thermally controlled instrument enclosure
  • High-spec Dell PC + system control electronics
  • Sample holders and calibration reference samples (fused silica and tungsten)
  • Warranty, installation and training


Providing multi-functional nano-mechanical testing instrumentation that is intuitive and simple to use. All our systems are designed with ease of use and flexibility in mind.

NanoTest Vantage Nanomechanics Nanoindenter Mechanical testing

The NanoTest Vantage and Vantage Alpha

The NanoTest Vantage is our flagship system. A multi-functional, multi-scale and multi-environment nano-mechanical testing instrument. We also supply a limited capability version of the NanoTest Vantage, the Vantage Alpha. This system retains the high resolution, wide load range and ultra-low thermal drift of the NanoTest Vantage whilst being more competitively priced. In addition there is an easy upgrade path to the full capability of the NanoTest Vantage.

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NanoTest Xtreme Nanomechanics Nanoindenter Mechanical testing

The NanoTest Xtreme

Researchers are increasingly demanding that test conditions closely mimic real-world environments in order to provide the most reliable, accurate prediction of properties.  With the NanoTest Vantage, Micro Materials already offers the most comprehensive range of nano-mechanical test options.  These are now further extended with the Xtreme, which provides a vacuum environment testing from -100 to 950 °C without oxidation or frosting of samples.

Mechanical testing