TES Club


We are launching a new tier of membership for the EPSRC Centre in Through-life Engineering Services called TES Club and we are inviting you to become a member.

Benefits of membership include:

  • An annual three month research project specifically for members undertaken by up to eight full-time MSc students and supervised by Cranfield academics
  • A free training place on modules from our MSc programme in Through-life System Sustainment on such topics as obsolescence management and cost engineering
  • Free access to themed TES knowledge days featuring top quality speakers and workshops,
  • Free consultancy provided by TES academics and research staff
  • Discounted access to our short courses and annual international conference

TES Club has been designed as an easy entry level to the Centre, especially for smaller companies across the service and support supply chain, but it is open to all and provides a simple way of engaging with the broader Centre activities.

The EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Through-life Engineering Services (TES) was launched on 12 July 2011. Its mission is to develop knowledge, technology and process demonstrators, novel methodologies, techniques and the associated toolsets to provide the capability for the concept design and manufacture of high value engineering systems based on the provision of through-life engineering services.

We aim to improve the availability, predictability and reliability of complex engineering products to deliver the lowest possible whole life cycle cost.

Our vision is to provide thought leadership in through-life engineering services and be the first choice for UK manufacturing companies as a source of expertise, technological solutions, R&D capability, knowledge, skills and advice.

We are hosted by Cranfield University and Durham University and our core industrial partners are Rolls-Royce, Bombardier Transportation, BAE Systems and the MoD. We have a further fifteen partners including BSI, ADS and two KTNs.


Environmental Testing Chamber:
The chamber offers the ability to test technology under the influence of environmental stimuli which include vibration, temperature and humidity, to replicate the fault conditions.

Intermittent Fault Detection and Isolation System:
The NCompassᵀᴹ equipment supplied by the project’s Industrial partner Copernicus Technology Ltd, provides a state-of-the-art capability to identify and locate intermittencies which conventional  testing fails to do.

Thermographic Non-Destructive Testing Inspection:
Scanning and measurement technology using ‘Pulsed Thermography’ to observe degradation and characterise component failure.

Download TES Club flyer here

For more information contact:
Through-life Engineering Services Centre,
Cranfield  University, Bedford MK43 0AL

Tel: +44 (0) 1234 750111 (x4031)
Email: enquiries@through-life-engineering-services.org