Material laboratory

Competence in analysis, consultation and development

Our expertise for your innovative products! We offer our founded material and technology expertise in the context of our consulting and development services, to plan and implement standard and customized test concepts and for the targeted application of analytic methods in qualitative and quantitative material characterisation.
We will get to the bottom of problems!

Consultation and development

  • Materials, production technologies and testing methods
  • We support our customers developing and optimising their products and in production technologies and develop specific testing procedures according to their requirements.
  • Product specifications, quality control and assurance
  • We advise and support customers in developing and optimising product specifications, quality control and – in direct customer liaison – develop quality assurance concepts.


Material qualification

We perform mechanical-technological tests on metals, plastics and composites and qualify coatings as well as the resistance of elastomers. We develop test stands and perform standard as well as customized material and component tests in line with customer requirements.

Our material laboratory is accredited according to DIN EN ISO 17025 and offers the following tests (excerpt):

  • Characteristic strength values on metals, plastics and fibre composite components
    • Tensile tests on metallic samples at ambient temperatures and temperatures between - 50°C to + 300°C (e.g. according to DIN EN 12002-1, DIN EN ISO 6892-1, DIN EN 10002-5, DIN EN ISO 6892-2, DIN ISO 15579)
    • Tensile tests of elastomers according to DIN 53504
    • Analysis of composite components (carbon and glass fiber reinforced  plastics, unidirectional laminates and fabrics) and other composites in line with standard regulations (e.g. DIN EN 2561, DIN EN 2562, DIN EN 2563, EN ISO 14129, ASTM D 695, ASTM D 3518, ASTM D 3039, ASTM D 3528, ASTM D 5656, ASTM D 5961, ASTM D 6484, ASTM D 7332)
    • Planning and implementation of customised and component-specific testing procedures
  • Hardness testing on metals and plastics
    • Brinell, Vickers and Rockwell hardness measurement on metals according to DIN EN ISO 6506-1, DIN EN ISO 6507-1, DIN EN ISO 6508-1
    • Automated measurements, low load and microhardness measurements
    • Determination of case hardness depths according to DIN EN ISO 2639 and DIN EN 10328, as well as of decarburisation depths as per DIN EN ISO 3887 and nitriding case depth in line with DIN 50190-3
    • Destructive tests on welds according to DIN EN 1043-1/2, DIN 50190-4, hardness measurement of rubbers, elastomers and duromers as per Shore A and Shore D as well as IRHD in accordance with DIN ISO 48 and DIN 53505
  • Surface properties of coatings
    • Cross-cutting tests in line with EN ISO 2409 and ASTM D 3359
    • Scratch tests in line with DIN EN ISO 1518
    • Evaluation of coating degradation in line with DIN EN ISO 4628-2/3 (degree of blistering, rusting)
    • Additional analyses in line with customer specifications
  • Resistance of elastomers
    • Resistance to aging of  rubber and elastomers (artificial aging) in line with DIN 53508 and VDA 675,310
    • Media resistance of  rubber and elastomers (effect of test oils and fuels)
  • Qualitative and quantitative metallography
    • Analysis and evaluation of structures and microstructures
    • 2D and 3D mapping and measurement of macroscopic and microscopic material as well as component surfaces
    • Qualitative and quantitative fractography: Assessment of fracture characteristics, quantitative determination of error values (linear, surface and volume measurement), fracture characterisation (propagation, profile and aperture angle)
    • Particle size (DIN 50601, ASTM E 112)
    • Graphite structure in iron castings (DIN EN ISO 945-1, DIN EN 1561)
    • NMI in stainless steels (DIN 50602, ASTM E 45, E 2142) and NMI in steels (DIN EN 10247)
    • Micro and gas porosity, phase fractions and distribution
    • Carbide formation in line with SEP 1520 and SEP 1615
    • Thickness measurement of metallic and oxide coatings in line with DIN EN ISO 1463
    • Microscopic roughness measurements according to ISO 4288, ISO 5436, ISO 4287, ISO 11562
    • Density measurements for metals, plastics and liquids in line with the buoyancy method
      (e.g. according to DIN EN 6080)
    • Precision weighing (e.g., to determine moisture absorption)