The Test House includes an integrated machine shop dedicated to the manufacture of test specimens and components.
This manufacturing capability includes a multiple axis Computer Numerical Control (CNC) milling centre, allowing for the contract machining and manufacture of bespoke prototypes in a variety of materials.
The CNC area includes both milling and turning capabilities, as well as CNC wire and plate electrical discharge machining. This allows for the exact manufacture of a variety of components and test specimens on-site.
Small volume in-house manufacturing work is undertaken for TWI as well as outside clients, working to precise specifications in compliance with the relevant international standards.
As a result, we can undertake component testing for specific types of stress, while also being able to engineer a solution.
The CNC area has provided custom-made parts for companies around the world, allowing us to complete hundreds of experiments and tests on fixtures, fittings and one-off custom-made components.
Test House CNC equipment/capabilities:
The current milling capacity is up to 1500x1000x700mm.
The maximum CNC turning diameter is Ø250X2000mm
The CNC wire eroder capacity is up to 600x400mm