Role of composite testing laboratory

EUROPE TECHNOLOGIES and CETIM joined forces in 2011 in order to create ETIM, a composite testing laboratory located in the Technocampus facilities (Nantes).

  • Verify the structure calculations of design department
  • Validate the conformity of materials and processes for manufacturing follow-up
  • Qualify new materials

Testing laboratory services 

Our team propose you a global or punctual service for the realization and the tests of composite samples.

From the realization of composite sample to the test report, we offer you a complete performance to guarantee you :


  • Ability to adjust our offer to your constraints and shorter deadlines
  • Reliability and confidentiality of results
  • Ability to react and quality of services 
  • Costs optimization

The machining process is handled by ORATECH from our mechanical division.



Preparation and equipment of composite samples

  • Panel Manufacturing
  • Coupons cutting from panels
  • Humidity aging
  • Tabs bounding
  • Machining and drilling to required geometry

Geometrical control and non destructive tests

  • Ultrasonic non destructive tests (A-scan, C-scan)
  • Geometrical control

Tests on composite samples

  • Fastener and strain gauge equipment
  • Mechanical testing
  • Micrographic measurement
  • Physical and chemical testing

Test report and analysis

  • At the end of tests

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