CRITT Mechanical Engineering & Composite Materials

CRITT Mechanical Engineering & Composite Materials is a service of the University Paul Sabatier (Toulouse III) backed the Clement Ader Institute. 

Certified Technology Resource Centre of the Ministry of Research Committee, it is responsible for using innovation and technology transfer in the fields of mechanical engineering and composite materials : design and prototyping, design of structures, materials characterization, testing, non-destructive testing, manufacturing composite parts.

Certified ISO 9001 version 2015 by AFAQ-AFNOR for the whole of its business, it is a great scientific and technical partner for SMEs. It consists of a team of permanent, engineers and technicians, and benefits from the expertise of researchers from partner structures. Its human and material potential make it a recognized industrial center.


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Areas of Excellence

Design and mechanical analysis

Our engineering and technical staff is dedicated to using their knowledge to design industrial prototype and testing devices and to make numerical calculations of homogeneous and composite material structures.


We are very competent in the area of composite materials design, manufacturing and repair. Thanks to this expertise, we develop your composite material parts, define the materials and the manufacturing processes, design and validate the process and finally produce a composite material prototype.

Characterisation and

Our qualified and experienced team carry out standard and non standard tests, dynamic testings,  fatigue and endurance tests, and also physico-chemical analysis of polymers and composite materials.


Control and

Thanks to our high performance equipment and our recognized expertise in the field of control and metrology, we can make non destructive testings of metallic and composite parts, dimensional and geometrical measuring of parts and microscopic inspections.


The CRITT for Mechanical Engineering and Composite Materials is an approved training organisation that plans for SMEs some theoretical and practical training cours in the fields of mechanical engineering and composite materials.


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