Insight into material for a better product

To gain more insight into the material of your product, we can offer you:

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Our expertise extends to the following materials:


MATinspired is housed in the Gate2 building on the Aeroparc in Gilze-Rijen, the Netherlands. MATinspired has its own laboratories and equipment at its disposal but also has access to the knowledge and equipment of the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e).

MATinspired transforms a set of technical questions into a custom-made R&D programme. Our services include the making of prototypes and the performance of tests and analyses. The insights provided by the work we carry out can lead to an improvement in the properties of your product.

Any intellectual property (IP) is transferred to our clients and we treat any knowledge gained and any research results obtained through the project with the utmost confidence.

Our focus

Test kits

To test your material yourself MATinspired offers you a variety of test kits. We also offer custom made metallographic etchants. For example, we offer test kits for exposing welding joints and test kits that indicate if certain elements are present in your material.


MATinspired provides workshops, training and courses in the area of metals, material research, metallography and analytical methods. These workshops are intended for Managers of laboratories, R&D and laboratory employees which are working in the field of metallography and material research. After these workshops you will be able to analyze your product more efficiently and gain more insight into the material of which it is made. This insight will help improve your product.

Material research and development

We can carry out both short term and long term research and development projects (R&D).  At MATinspired we like to think along with you to optimize your material for a specific application. You will receive all intellectual property rights and all data and findings will be handled confidential.

Material analysis

Because of our own laboratory and our partnership with various institutes, universities (TU/e) and businesses MATinspired is able to offer you a wide range of methods of material analysis and surface analysis. With the obtained insights we are able to improve your product. Furhtermore, we are able to create prototypes.

Failure analysis

We carry out failure analysis to find the cause of various material failures of your product such as breakage, fracture, warping, enclosures, staining, welding problems, coating problems, surface problems, etc. We identify the root cause of the problems so that you will be able to improve your product and prevent damage in the future.


We can offer advise about the material of your product. It is also possible for us to assist you with our knowledge at your own location.


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Visit to ‘Innovatie ontketend: Aerospace sector’

Innovatie Ontketend, is an event where large scale innovation challenges are combined with the resolve and power of small and medium scale enterprises. The latest edition, hosted in Aalsmeer, was dedicated to the aerospace industry with an emphasis on smart-challenges...
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Cooperation Design Academy Eindhoven

MATinspired has conducted an R&D project looking into the processing of tree bark to make it available as a design material. Processed bark is very flexible, and thus has a range of potential application. This includes, but is not limited...
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Workshop Metallography

On the 23th of June our workshop Metallography took place. During this workshop a practial introduction of analysis of microstructures of metals and other materials was given. We also described preparation of samples (cutting, embedding, grinding, polishing and etching) and the...
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New website

In May, we launched our new website. The website has been redesigned, and a web shop has been added. It should be noted that the web shop is only available in Dutch. Furthermore, it is now possible to contact us...
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Heat treatments on lab-scale

MATinspired has various ovens with which heat treatment can be carried out on a lab scale. The ovens are of different sizes and temperature ranges. This allows us to do heat treatments in different atmospheres and temperatures, adapted exactly to...
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