Additive Manufacturing

Material analyses, strength testing, verification and tests, quality assurance

Additive manufacturing has potential in all sorts of sectors including aeronautics and aerospace, automotive and medical technology. Validation of the complete process chain of additive manufacturing is decisive in maintaining consistently high quality of structures and components that are subject to multiple complex static and dynamic loads once mounted and installed.
Our customers benefit from our decades of cross-sector experience in verification in our accredited test laboratories (DIN/ISO 9001/9100; DIN/ISO 17025). We are constantly developing our range of services through innovative verification methods and new test procedures.

Single-source services

Component development

Our customers

  • Components managers of OEMs and suppliers
  • Development service providers

Our services

  • Material properties – determination of parameters (static, cyclic)
  • Topology and shape optimisation for component design
  • Sector-specific certification concepts
  • Simulations (FE, ...)

Manufacturing

Our customers

  • Manufacturers of production systems
  • Manufacturing companies

Our services

  • Materials and components testing during production
  • Powder characterisation
  • Simulations
  • Customer-specific development of QA concepts

Testing

Our customers

  • Components managers of OEMs and suppliers
  • Manufacturing companies

Our services

  • In-process microstructure characterisation
  • Optimisation of process parameters
  • Computed tomography inspections (CT)
  • In-situ x-ray inspections to visualise functions (electrical, mechanical and thermal excitation)
  • Component tests / subsystem and system tests
  • Systematic failure analysis in compliance with VDI 3822
  • Microstructure examinations

Residual stress measurements