Materials Research Cluster Gent

The Materials Research Cluster provides its customers a multidisciplinary offer in the field of materials science to speed their time-to-market for new products and technologies in Flanders and far beyond.

The partners of the Materials Research Cluster – OCAS, CRM, BIL, Sirris, Ghent University, Clusta, SIM and its department Flamac – have access to a unique range of equipment. In addition to state-of-the-art labs for the production of alloys or coatings and advanced material characterisation, the facilities also include machinery for testing of in-use properties and durability of materials and structures.

The Materials Research Cluster Academy offers a range of training modules on steel & non-ferro alloys and their use.

The experienced staff of over 200 scientists and technicians provides full-service commitment in full confidentiality.

Your one-stop-shop

  • Metal process technology & batch production
  • Alloys and coating development
  • High-throughput research platforms
  • In-depth microstructural characterisation
  • From virtual engineering to in-use guidelines
  • Small to large scale testing
  • Durability of materials and structures

Where to find us