THIOT INGENIERIE—created in 1988 by Patrick Thiot—has developed unique expertise in the development, design and manufacture of laboratory launchers. For the last thirty years, these high-tech devices have been used in the world’s most prestigious research centers and laboratories. Our scientific and technological expertise in high-pressure equipment and shock physics has enabled us to expand the scope of our activity. Our product range now includes: single-stage gas guns, two-stage light-gas guns, firing-range chambers, detonation chambers, explosion-containment chambers, Split-Hopkinson bars for compression or direct-tensile tests and autofrettage machines for gun barrels.
In 2008, THIOT INGENIERIE decided to offer its services directly to its clients by opening its own shock physics laboratory with also numerical simulation and R&D center. The company now boasts numerous test facilities—equipped with the most advanced metrology tools available—to carry out tests, primarily for the requirements of the defence, aerospace, aeronautics and research sectors. These tests serve to observe, study and analyse the behavior of materials subjected to high-velocity impacts.