With industry striving to develop stronger, lighter materials for a varied range of applications, testing and characterizing those materials, and the components using them is essential. Non-intrusive optical methods for materials testing are therefore of huge importance, being able to provide fast and accurate measurements. LaVision is a global leader in providing complete Digital Image Correlation (DIC) solutions for the analysis of material mechanics. Advanced materials require advanced testing techniques to gather deformation, strain and surface shape information. Optical measurement techniques allow a much higher data yield than traditional techniques, and provide multiple data types from single tests such as full strain fields, crack tip propagation and surface deformation. The ability to overlay numerical data, deformation grids, and virtual strain gauges on the raw image enables users to quickly and comprehensively identify elastic deformation, plastic material behaviour, and fracture mechanisms. As well as a valuable tool in itself, StrainMaster provides excellent validation data for Finite Element Analysis (FEA) simulations. Application areas are endless, being appropriate for analysis of aerospace structures, marine devices, biomedical components, composite materials, and many more.