Nano Test Vantage

The NanoTest Vantage system from Micro Materials Ltd is one instrument with comprehensive nanomechanical property measurement, which allows the researcher to build a complete picture of material performance. NanoTest Vantage offers a complete range of nanomechanical and nanotribology test methods including nanoindentation, nano-scratch, nano wear testing, nano fretting, and nano-impact & fatigue testing.

NanoTest Vantage system has the industry leading controlled environmental capabilities to assess true 'in-service' properties. It is important to access material performance in real working condition due to material properties can vary in response to the local environmental properties. The NanoTest Vantage’s unique designed high temperature stage allows various nanomechanical testing techniques to be performed at temperatures of up to 850 °C with excellent performance and stability.

Nano Test Vantage

  • Excellent low load data - making the NanoTest one of the most sensitive systems on the market.
  • Both targeted area specific and multiple indentation modes available.
  • Indentation mapping - helping you to visualise your results.
  • Easy probe change - no recalibration required
  • High level of automation enabling prolonged, unsupervised test periods.
  • Space to mount large and small samples, or even real components.
  • Non-destructive nature allows pre-testing before the components go into service.
  • Both ISO 14577 and ASTM 2546 compliant for complete confidence in your results for a wide range of industries.
  • System lifelong after sales support right around the world, with direct access to our expert engineering team.
  • Low thermal drift through a dedicated environmental enclosure with active heating and high thermal mass of the NanoTest system.
  • Software updates from the user support area on our website.

Nanoindentation For measuring hardness, modulus, visco-elastic behavior and study of variation of hardness and modulus with depth. It allows mapping of mechanical properties across an area of interest.
Micro Indentation The 30 N high load head greatly expands the capability of the NanoTest Vantage to cover both the nano and micro ranges. The high load head can be used for Micro-indentation / Micro-hardness, Micro-impact and fatigues, Micro scratch and wear
Nano-scratch and wear For access of critical scratch loads and friction properties, investigate cycles to failure for wear prediction.
Nano-impact and fatigue For study of fracture and fatigue behavior, to measure material damping coefficients and investigate high strain rate behavior.
Nano-fretting For accelerated reciprocating wear test and high cycle investigation (up to 1 million cycles)
High Temperature This option allows (1) Nanoindentation (2) Nano-Scratch & Wear (3) Nano-Impact & Fatigue to be performed at temperatures of up to 850 ºC.
Imaging NanoTest system is supplied with a multiple objective microscope, and can have the options of In-Situ 3D profiler / Nanopositioning stage and AFM.
Liquid Cell This allows Nanoindentation, Nano-scratch & Wear testing of samples fully immersed in liquid.
Humidity Cell This allows the study on how the mechanical properties of materials are affected by humidity