The ACE research and testing facility offers chambers and technology for climatic, structural durability and life-cycle testing. Facilities include one of the largest and most sophisticated climatic wind tunnels (CWT) on the planet. In the CWT, wind speeds can reach 300 kilometres per hour with temperatures that range from -40 to +60°C. With our solar arrays and storm generators we can create any weather conditions imaginable, from sweltering jungle downpours to the paralyzing cold of an arctic storm. We use these chambers to test automotive and aerospace products, to improve the performance of elite athletes and to provide services to many other markets, including the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle industry, film and television, and motorsports.
ACE is available for rent to clients from any industry who are seeking climatic testing capabilities to bring their ideas into a proof of concept or market readiness. The facility is suitable for a wide range of testing needs; it can subject test products to severe wind, humidity, snow, icing or desert heat. Clients can rent the entire facility, specific chambers, offices, laboratories or conference rooms at a globally competitive hourly rate. ACE fosters an environment for collaboration and interaction between industry, researchers and students.