The laboratory is divided into three main areas: chemical analysis, materialography and tribology. Various services are offered:
Samples and baths can be analyzed for its composition with the following different test methods (X-ray fluorescence, atomic absorption spectroscopy, photometry, salt spray test and titration).
The structure of metallic alloys, composites and coatings is investigated by appropriate preparation and observation methods. The results are documented electronically. The influences of the formation (thermal treatments, deformation, machining, surface modifications, etc.) and use (corrosion, deformation, damage, fatigue, etc.) can be detected.
Tribology is the area of research that examines the interaction between two relatively moving surfaces, their lubrication and atmosphere. Through our tribometer, an accelerated simulation of the real case can be achieved. Wear and friction behavior and life prediction will be determined in various tribological systems. The influence of lubrication in the form of oils, fats or lubricious coatings between two bodies can be investigated under the influence of various test parameters in detail.