Acoustic & vibration engineering
As pioneers in the use of Dynamic Mechanical Analysis (DMA), for analysing frequency, force, strain and temperature, Metravib began developing its expertise in industrial acoustics, vibration, material testing and durability in France in 1969. It started its operations in acoustic engineering and was involved in the development of silent submarines for the French Navy until the early 1980s.From there it expanded its reach, continuing its partnership with the defence department while bringing valuable noise and vibration solutions to improve products performance in the aerospace, aeronautics, energy, oil and gas, automotive and railway industries. Significant innovations included the development and qualification of shock absorbers, vibration control tools, and acoustic comfort enhancements for vehicles and aircraft. Its gunshot technology and advanced capabilities attracted the US defence force, which implemented its solutions over a number of years. Metravib also worked in close cooperation with leaders in the polymer and rubber industries to design highly accurate testing instruments and methods to meet expectations of scientists, compounders, research and development engineers. Metravib joined Acoem in 2012.