Our materials and infrastructure services range from fire testing and independent verification services, to acoustics and hydraulics testing. We can help you with prototyping, testing and certification for your products.
Advanced fibres and textiles
We provide research and development, consulting, testing and commission processing services to Australian and overseas wool, cotton and technical textiles and advanced materials industries.
Our new Centre for Hybrid Energy Systems (CHES) in Clayton, Victoria is a state-of-the-art facility showcasing our substantial expertise and capability in integrating energy storage, renewable energy, hydrogen and fuel cell technologies, fuel processing, systems design and construction.
We offer consulting and training services for maximising the efficiency of high current electrical connections used in primary metal production industries.
Our Gas Processing and Conversion Research Facility is Australia's first fully automated, around-the-clock, industrially relevant gas processing research facility.
Our Lindfield site is one of our largest research centres. And we have now opened our doors to SMEs and start-ups looking to co-locate, collaborate and leverage our capabilities and facilities.
We provide measurement and consultancy services relating to the performance of photovoltaic (PV) solar cells and modules, from lab testing to assess product quality through to outdoor testing and assessing real world performance and durability.
We provide a range of services to help improve the acoustic environment in buildings, optimise the acoustic behaviour of products and certify acoustic performance.
We provide expert consultancy services in coatings and materials durability for the automotive, aerospace and building industries.
We specialise in weather performance assessment of the building envelope in our National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA) accredited test facilities.
CSIRO’s Fire Pass Product Listing Scheme has been established so that members who have tested their products, components or systems with us, can have their certificates published and verified by third parties.
We carry out testing certification and standardisation of the reaction to fire and fire resistance of products and buildings. We also provide independent and objective fire safety engineering expertise and evaluation.
We offer independent hydraulic testing services and special-purpose equipment designed to help you meet the standards and certification requirements of the plumbing industry.
We provide an independent certification process for the materials and infrastructure industries. We operate approval and certification schemes for paints and coating products, painting contractors, fire detection and suppression systems and self-drilling fasteners.
We provide expertise in fine toolmaking, machining, precision finishing of products and hardening and grinding which can be used to develop prototype instruments.
Metal processing and production
We are contributing to the renewal of traditional metal production and manufacturing industries using design, process control, cost reduction methods and modelling and simulation.
We can measure properties such as thermal conductivity and thermal resistance of a wide range of insulating and conducting materials.