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About MechAction

Mech.Action: We take Actions in Mechanical Testing!


Enthusiastic about mechanical applications in the nano and micro scale, we founded MechAction, Inc. in Greater Boston, one of the prosperous tech centers in the US, to provide the most professional and quickest testing and consulting services via our expertise in nanomechanical analyses.


MechAction Laboratory provides a wide range of testing services to both academia and industrial communities. The functions include Nano/Micro-Indentation, Nano/Micro-Scratch, Vickers Hardness, Friction/Wear, and many other up-to-date materials characterization techniques. Our testing and consulting services are widely employed by customers who need to measure the surface mechanical and tribological properties of materials such as metals, alloys, ceramics, composites, textiles, plastics, and polymers, existing in formats of thin films, coatings, nanostructures, and micro/macro structures.


Our team has profound materials knowledge and extensive hands-on experiences in operating various mechanical and material characterization systems. We use our specific expertise to provide customers with the most accurate and professional analytical reports and specimen evaluations.


MechAction is also partnering with innovative instrumented mechanical testing manufacturers across North America and Europe in providing system sales distribution support. MechAction, Inc. was founded in 2015 with headquarter and testing lab in Acton, MA.

Founder's Profile

Dr. Bo Zhou, founder and CEO of MechAction, Inc., has over 15 years of hands-on experience in nanomechanical testing. Master's and Ph.D. from Mechanical/Materials Engineering Dept. at Auburn University (Auburn, AL), Dr. Zhou's areas of expertise include nanoindentation, nanoscratch, tribology, SEM/AFM and other material characterization techniques. He has published over 25 peer reviewed publications in various scientific fields and given over 20 technical presentations at prestigious international conferences. Before founding MechAction, Dr. Zhou had worked for world leading corporations of mechanical characterizations. He was Vice President, Business Development of CSM instruments, Inc., and Global Technical and Sales Manager at Instron. Dr. Zhou's enthusiasm in materials mechanical testing led him to found MechAction, Inc., a company that focuses on providing the most professional testing and consulting services in nano/micro-mechanical fields. 

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