SEAM Research Centre

Committed to providing cutting edge technology resources…

SEAM Research Centre, based in Waterford Institute of Technology, is an industry focused applied research centre, providing materials engineering solutions to companies from wide ranging sectors such as Medical Devices, Pharmaceuticals, Micro-electronics, Precision Engineering and Energy Sectors. SEAM supports research activities for industries throughout Ireland.

Mission Statement

SEAM are committed to providing cutting edge technology resources and delivering world class advanced materials engineering services to the industrial technology and research sectors of Ireland.

Material Characterisation
  • Analysis of Aged components
  • Coating analysis
  • Elemental analysis
  • Glass transition temperature measurement
  • Analysis of composite structures
  • Microstructure analysis
  • Particle characterisation
  • Pore size analysis
  • Powder metrology
  • Surface characterisation
  • Thermo-mechanical behaviour analysis
  • Wettability measurement
Failure Analysis
  • Cracking
  • Discoloration
  • Fracture
  • Fragmentation pattern
  • Inclusions and voids
  • Non-destructive 3D visual analysis
  • Delamination
  • Poor fit of assembly components
  • Catastrophic component failure
  • Voiding
  • Electronic device failure
  • Unexplained change in device behaviour
  • Sample preparation for failure analysis
Mechanical Property Analysis
  • Mechanical testing from -100° C to 350° C
  • Compression strength
  • Hardness
  • Polymer melting point
  • Modulus determination
  • Peel strength measurement
  • Stress/strain analysis
  • Tensile strength
  • Viscosity
  • Viscoelasticity
  • Yield stress
  • UTS measurement
Metrology Analysis
  • Non-destructive 3D measurement
  • Measurement of angle/curvature/radius
  • Morphology
  • Topography
Contamination Identification/Analysis
  • Material identification
  • Impurity analysis
  • Foreign particle/staining analysis
Design Optimisation
  • Product Development


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