Services for industry

Loughborough Materials Characterisation Centre (LMCC) provides a wide range of services for industry. The centre has state of the art instrumentation, available to external clients through our bespoke consultancy service or our VirtualNanoLab scheme.

Our aim is to provide a turnkey solution for high quality materials characterisation which is confidential, responsive and cost effective to industry. LMCC provides you with a range of solutions; we offer bespoke consultancy with a highly efficient service that provides you with rapid results and assistance interpreting the results. We also provide a VirtualNanoLab that enables you to have high value characterisation equipment on demand at a fixed monthly price. 

Our Flexible Options

Who can we Help?

We can assist a diverse range of clients; from start-ups developing new technology to end users understanding their products to prevent more product failures. Our team can carry out bespoke, quick turnaround consultancy through to contract research, helping you to target a specific problem and delivering results quicker than a traditional research project.

Start-Ups Companies

Consultancy Firms

Product Manufacturers

End Users



I have returned regularly for contract XPS analysis at LMCC. Their XPS capability allows me to collect data from discrete regions, 50 µm in diameter which is unachievable elsewhere. The extra value from Loughborough is the follow-up support, assistance and expert advice.

Jon Barker, Senior Engineer Xaar Plc

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