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Exeter Advanced Technologies (X-AT)

Established in 1997 as the Polymer Centre of the South West, X-AT works with industry partners to develop new polymer and composite solutions, investigating the interaction between materials and manufacturing processes.


Our research focuses on understanding the relationship between materials science and manufacturing processes. Areas we investigate include:

Working with business

We work with all sizes and types of companies. This can be through government funded collaborative research or through joint partnerships, PhDs and consulting. Contact us to discuss what would work best for your organisation and project requirements.


X-AT has a wide range of equipment from thermal characterisation and mechanical testing to manufacturing processes such as extrusion, compression moulding and injection moulding. Equipment can be utilised through research projects or on a consulting basis.