Quality Magazine

Zwick Opens Singapore Lab

July 2, 2008

KENNESAW, GA-Zwick has established an application laboratory at the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore. The laboratory is part of the new School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, and the testing machines are being used for both R&D and student education.

Students at NTU study the course Failure Analysis of Aircraft Components, which includes the findings of investigations into two Comet aircraft crashes in 1954. The Comet was the world’s first passenger jet airliner, designed and built in Britain. After two fatal crashes within three months it was discovered that the aircraft was prone to metal fatigue.