Company Profile

NPL is the UK's National Measurement Institute, and is a world-leading centre of excellence in developing and applying the most accurate measurement standards, science and technology available.  NPL is working with businesses across the aerospace, defence and security sectors to develop new and improved technology and products. Our experts work in partnership with suppliers, primes and end users to integrate scientific discovery with real world application.

We provide R&D, test, training and consultancy services in areas including:

  • Harsh environment sensors and materials
  • Through life monitoring and prognostics
  • Structural health monitoring
  • High temperature performance materials and electronics
  • Wireless sensor networks
  • Independent validation & correlation of manufacturing inspection programmes
  • High-speed calibration and validation of machine tools, including performance optimisation
  • Independent evaluation of new measurement methods and instrumentation
  • Partial and FAIRS of difficult to measure parts
  • Calibration of artefact standards and measuring instruments
  • Large volume metrology
  • Corrosion monitoring/modelling
  • Training and best practice development