Top tips and tricks for feasibility testing

Custom test setups, multi axial loading, or unique wear paths often require complex fixtures and equipment. While there are test standards available (in some but not all cases), designing the test to evaluate a critical feature of your part needs to be considered. [Photo courtesy of Element Materials Technology]

Avoid unexpected failures and keep your project on time and on budget with these best practices.

Eric Kennedy, Kaleidoscope Innovation; and Maciej Jakucki, Element Materials Technology

You’ve passed through your design freeze, parts are rolling in and everyone is excited as verification testing starts.

The first few tests are underway and — uh-oh — your device’s performance is not meeting your requirements. Scrambling to root-cause analysis and rationalizing the poor results leads to no avail. The numbers don’t lie.

You tell the leadership a redesign is needed, timeline is extended, bu…

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Element Materials Technology acquired by Temasek

Element Materials Technology this week announced that it was acquired by Bridgepoint’s Temasek for an undisclosed amount.

Singapore-based Temasek has been a majority shareholder in Element since 2019. Element expects to accelerate its growth and build stronger positions in end-markets like life sciences and connected technologies, according to the company.

“The acquisition of Element by Temasek is a landmark transaction in the TIC sector, and a critical step in the development of the Group. We have grown from 20 locations and 600 colleagues ten years ago, to over 7,000 talented experts operating across 200 locations, and are ambitious to continue our rapid growth in the sector,” Element CEO Jo Wetz said in a news release. “Bridgepoint has been an exceptional partner, helping to support a ten-fold increase in our turnover over the past decade. We are delighted to expand our relationship with Temasek – their intimate understanding of…

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Element expands life sciences testing business with pharma, biotech capabilities

Element Materials Technology recently announced that with the completed acquisition of JMI Laboratories in 2021, it has built out its life sciences testing capabilities for the pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical industries.

The acquisition added more than 1,000 experts in 23 facilities in North America and Europe and marked a strategic shift for the London-based company to increase its global presence in life sciences and connected technologies.

“Our expansion into life sciences and connected technologies over the last two years has seen us gain a leadership position in these strategically important end-markets. As we celebrate 10 years of being a standalone Element business, we see more and more opportunities to work closely with our customers throughout their product and testing lifecycles,” CEO Jo Wetz said in a news release.

North Liberty, Iowa-based JMI participates in antimicrobial resistance monitoring studies that are used for FDA regulat…

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