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Faculty of Mechanical Engineering


We offer services for all material groups in the following areas of materials science and engineering:

Metallography / Materialography
  • Micrograph preparation
  • Light and electron microscopy (LM and SEM)
  • Digital image analysis / Quantitative microstructure evaluation
  • Chemical composition (EDX)
  • Computer tomography (CT)
  • X-ray diffraction (XRD)
  • X-ray fluorescence spectroscopy (XRF)
  • Infrared spectroscopy (IR)
  • Electrochemical corrosion testing
  • Salt spray test
Mechanical materials testing
  • Micro- and macro-hardness testing
  • Tensile test
  • High-temperature and high-speed tensile test
  • Fatigue test
  • Resonance and ultrasonic fatigue
  • High temperature fatigue
  • Corrosion fatigue
  • Rapid fatigue test method
  • Rotating bending and alternating bending test, torsion test
  • Low cycle fatigue – Very high cycle fatigue (LCF – VHCF)
  • Furnace systems for high-temperature tests
  • Corrosion chambers for corrosion tests
Physical measurement methods for condition monitoring
  • Measuring systems for process and product assessment
  • Mechanical, thermal, electrical, magnetic, optical, acoustic sensors
  • Extensometer / Video extensometer
  • Thermal camera systems
  • Direct current and alternating current potential drop probes (DCPD, ACPD)
  • Eddy current testing and Barkhausen noise
  • Digital image correlation (DIC)
  • High-frequency impulse measurement (HFIM)
Methods for damage evolution and (residual) lifetime calculation
  • Prediction of performance and lifetime
Mechanism-oriented modelling and simulation of material behaviour
  • Coupling of process parameters with microstructure analyses and property spectra
  • Quantitative description of process-structure-property relationships
  • Influence of defects on local properties (Effects of defects)
Consulting on material selection and application
Damage analysis

In addition to research and development (R&D) contracts, we offer acceptance tests and expert opinions.