Consultancy Services

We leverage our world class science & engineering practices with commercial and academic experience in both civilian and defence applications to deliver true value by effectively & efficiently solving your critical challenges.

Mechanical Engineering

& Product Design

Working with individuals or other companies to take initial ideas or concepts and turn them into reality. From grant applications and fund-raising, to design and manufacture of technology demonstrators, prototypes and MVPs, all the way to a finished product.

With specially designed studios, workshops and test facilities, Synbiosys are structured for fast and agile product development. Our team draws on experience in Defence & Security, Oil & Gas, Consumer Products, Renewables, Aerospace, Rail and Automotive industries to bring your innovation and vision out of the sketchbook and into a viable product.


We pride ourselves on our quality, deadline and cost driven approach along with our passion for developing solutions to new and exciting challenges.


Bringing your concepts to life using the latest computer design software packages.

Technology Demonstrators

Showcasing new materials and technology through captivating ‘hands-on’ demonstrators.

CFD & FEA Analysis

Using the latest software to solve complex thermodynamic, fluid and material problems.

Rapid Prototyping

Quick fabrication of concept iterations, accelerating the delivery of your product into the tangible world.

Consumer Product Design

Consultancy services at all stages of the consumer product design process.

Engineering Consultancy

Contact us for a chat about the full range of the services we can provide.


Quasi-static Testing

Compression, tension and flexure tests

Low and High Temperature Testing

Dynamic testing with sample temperatures from approx.
-40 °C to +100 °C

Split-Hopkinson Pressure Bar (SHPB) Testing

Dynamic uniaxial compression at strain rates of 1,000 – 10,000 /s

Engineering and True Stress-strain Response

Accurately determined using optical tracking methods, high-speed photography and specialised lighting systems

Drop Weight Testing

Dynamic uniaxial compression at strain rates of 50 – 1,000 /s

Optical Microscopy

Brightfield, transmitted and incident, and darkfield incident illumination of samples

Bespoke Material Characterisation

Dynamic material testing under rapid deformation requires constant expert input to overcome engineering challenges. Even common engineering materials can exhibit behaviour that becomes highly complex under rapid loading conditions or unusual ambient conditions.

Synbiosys offers the knowledge and experience to identify and characterise the materials needed for highly demanding environments. We develop bespoke material preparation and testing methodologies to provide the highest possible precision and accuracy. 

With this data, Synbiosys can also develop and/or validate material models at laboratory scale.


Bespoke Material Modelling

Synbiosys provides extensive material modelling expertise and experience across many classes of materials including common engineering materials, cellular materials, soft viscoelastic materials and brittle materials. We use material characterisation data, such as raw stress strain curves, to formulate material model parameters for commercial FEM software including Abaqus, AutoDyne and LS-DYNA.

Before Pressure Transmission
Prony-Odgen Model for an Elastomeric Material Under Blast Loading

Numerical Model Validation

We can also provide validation services, both at laboratory scale and at large scale. We have instrumentation suitable for use on explosive ranges, for nanosecond precision of dynamic events.

This data can be used to verify and validate complex numerical simulations.

  • Photonic Doppler Velocimetry (PDV) system, suitable for measuring point velocities at nano second precision.

  • Blast wave interaction with complex geometries and materials. 

  • Precise triggering solutions for precision data capture.

  • Low coherence illumination sources.