Material testing


We offer non-destructive, destructive, optical, physical and chemical test procedures: From tensile testing to scanning electron microscopy - we deal with your characterization task!

 

Please find a short overview of our capabilities on our analytic-portfolio listed below.

 

Our offer does not contain the appropriate tool for your questions? You are most welcome to discuss your individual questions with our team to find a corresponding method. We are also able to deal with topics outside our subject area like biology or medicine.

Mechanical testing

Thermo analysis

SEM/EDX


Raman-spectroscopy

X-ray diffraction


Detailed information can be found below.




Mechanical testing


In our thoroughly equipped laboratories, our experienced employees implement material testing conforming to standards. Whether plastics, metals or composites, we know the individual solution for your specimen. 

 

We offer:

  • Tensile testing
  • Shear test
  • Pull-off test
  • Bending test
  • Peel-Test
  • Hardness test according to Shore A and D
  • Ball-falling test
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Thermo analysis


Thermogravimetric analysis (TGA) allows the determination of mass-changes of a specimen in dependency of temperature and time. The analysis may be conducted under air or inert-gas flow (nitrogen/argon).

 

We can determine:

  • Thermal stability
  • Melting-ranges

SEM/EDX


Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) allows the pictorial representation of small objects down to the nanometer-range. In association with energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDX), the elemental composition can be determined.

 

We offer:

  • SEM imaging
  • EDX elemental-mapping
  • Determination of particle sizes, lengths of fibers,  etc
  • Damage assessment

Raman-spectroscopy


Raman-spectroscopy allows qualitative analysis of organic and inorganic specimens. By means of the 'fingerprint', identification of materials is also possible.

 

We offer:

  • Imaging of different components by Raman-imaging/depths-profiling
  • Determination of polymers or inorganic compounds
  • Determination of inorganic oxides

X-ray diffraction (XRD)


X-ray diffraction (XRD) enables the determination of crystal-structures or crystalline materials.

 

We offer:

  • Crystal-structure-analysis
  • Determination of lattice-parameters