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Cranfield Impact Centre (CIC) feature in Fake Britain programme

By James Watson posted November 10, 2017

Cranfield Impact Centre were recently involved in assessing the suitability of back protectors for motorcycle riders. There are a number of products on the market that are copies of the original brands and may not provide the desired crash protection. CIC conducted a series of drop tests comparing different types to the BS EN 1621 standard. The tests were shown on an episode of the BBC programme “Fake Britain".

Cranfield Impact Centre (CIC) used in a project with McLaren Applied Technologies

By James Watson posted November 10, 2017

The drop tower facility at Cranfield Impact Centre (CIC) was successfully used in a project with McLaren Applied Technologies to assess the load carrying capability of a chest protector. By using specialised instrumentation such as load cells and potentiometers, an assessment could be made on prototypes.

Virtual Tour of Cranfield University

By James Watson posted February 18, 2017

Watch our Virtual Tour of Cranfield University and explore the Cranfield Impact Centre

Virtual Tour of Cranfield University

By James Watson posted February 15, 2017

Watch our Virtual Tour of Cranfield University and explore the Cranfield Impact Centre

CIC and National Lift Tower Combine to Perform Drop Tests

By James Watson posted March 23, 2016

CIC and National Lift Tower combine to overcome issues

CIC Assist in Minibus ECE R66/01 Roll Over Development

By James Watson posted January 15, 2016

Cranfield Impact Centre (CIC) have a proven track record of ECE R66 consultation and testing.

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