materials science

Materials Science

We help you through consultation, inspection and treatment in relation to all important material groups such as metals, plastics, ceramics, compound materials and surface coating and analysis. You can come to us with all your materials-related  inquiries, no matter how unusual they may seem. We will be happy to prepare an offer for you.

We offer the following individual services:

  • Materials testing, materialography, physical measurements
  • Light and scanning electron microscopy, microprobe
  • Heat treatment of metal and plastic
  • Materials consulting (application and properties of metals and alloys)
  • Consultation on processes, heat treatment (hardening, surface hardening, annealing, tempering, ...)
  • Consultation on processes, production techniques (soldering, welding, forging, extruding, casting, ...)
  • Calibration of force measuring devices
  • Inspection of temperature control and distribution of heat treatment systems
  • Chemical surface treatment of metals (acid cleaning, passivation and etching of small parts)
  • Examination of cleaning and surface treatment processes for metal and non-metal materials

Our methods:

  • Section preparation of all materials (metal, glass, ceramics, plastics) 
  • Reflected-light microscopy (up to 1000x magnification)
  • 3D Microscopy (SMARTZOOM 5) 
  • Scanning electron microscopy, coupled with energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (REM/EDX) 
  • Universal testing machine for tension, pressure and bending load 
  • Hardness testing (Vickers, Brinell and Rockwell method)
  • Magnetoscope (determination of magnetic field strength and rel. magnet. permeability)
  • Ultrasound inspection
  • Non-destructive crack testing and X-ray testing
  • Heat treatment facilities (ovens up to 1200°C, some in a vacuum, various gas atmospheres (nitrogen, forming gas, Argon, hydrogen)