Element Materials Technology




Element Materials Technology, hereinafter referred to as Element, is a global leader in materials and product qualification testing and certification with over 1,800 employes in 53 sites spread across the USA and Europe. In May 2015 Element acquired TRaC Global, which was the biggest independent aerospace testing and qualification organisation in the UK. Element is a UKAS-accredited testing and certification company, with several sites across the UK, two of which are of particular relevance to this study: Wimborne, Dorset; and Hull, East Yorkshire. The Element Wimborne site contains its main environmental test laboratories to form a European Environmental Testing centre-of-excellence and SC21 signatory. Environmental Testing at Wimborne can simulate a wide variety of environmental conditions to help determine product reliability. Its areas of technical expertise include Environmental Testing, Vibration and Shock Testing, Engineering Simulation, Early Stage Qualification (ESQ®) and Seismic Testing. The Element Hull facility is a European Radio and Telecommunications Testing Centre of Technical Excellence.​

Element RF Testing Facilities, Hull

​​​The Element facility in Hull is a European Radio and Telecommunications Testing Center of Technical Excellence. Element Hull is UKAS-accredited to BS EN ISO/IEC 17025:2005 and is a Notified Body for the Radio and Telecommunication Terminal Equipment Directive, a Telecommunication Certification Body and a Conformity Assessment Body for Japan. The Hull testing facility helps manufacturers comply with the legal global market regulations for their products, and allows clients to stay on top of regional standards and statutory regulations and meet the evolving demands of product approvals. The Hull facility is able to offer EMC Testing, RF Testing, Safety Testing, Telecommunications Testing and ZigBee Testing.​

Within the UK, Element can provide a vast array of testing services of all types at its numerous locations. In particular the Wimborne and Hull facilities are able to provide the UK space community with comprehensive mechanical and RF testing services.​​