Revolution in material science

Tortoise technology generates quantitative and local properties of any material from a simple analysis of a 1mm3 sample. It paves the way to cheaper material characterization and novel tools for predictive maintenance

Novel Method for Material Characterization

Mechanical characterization of materials today requires sophisticated tests and large samples. Tortoise's technology easily extracts mechanical properties from a small (1mm3) broken sample of any material.

Reliable Tools for Predictive Maintenance

Diagnostic for the quantitative estimation of residual life time of equipment and infrastructure in operation.

Quantitative Technology for Failure Analysis

Local and quantitative values for toughness, crack propagation speed and direction are obtained from non-destructive analysis.
We help our customers in identifying root causes of failure and in resizing components through the calculation of load at failure.

About us

Our team gathers scientists, engineers and entrepreneurs with multidisciplinary skills
Laurent Ponson

Laurent Ponson

Co-founder and co-inventor

Laurent is a preeminent scientist who invented the patented method for quantitative fractography.

Simon Trancart

Simon Trancart

Co-founder and president

Simon is a entrepreneur with experience as engineer and founder of technology start-ups

Naman Negi

Naman Negi

Data scientist

Naman started his data scientist carrer at Tortoise after he served as mechanical engineer in automotive industry in Japan and UK.

Stéphane Vernède

Stéphane Vernède

Co-founder and co-inventor

Stéphane is a scientist, developper and serial entrepreneur

François Rossiensky

François Rossiensky

Business Angel

François has a long experience as BU and sales manager in large and global It companies

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