Equipment

Mechanical Testing

  • Universal testing machines (50 N, 2.5 kN, 10 kN, 100 kN with thermal chamber, 400 kN) - static testing
  • Servo-hydraulic testing machines (40 kN, 63 kN with thermal chamber, 100 kN, 250 kN) - cyclic testing
  • Vibration tests, torque-bias test, and pressure simulations
  • Drop tower (impact energy up to 20 J)
  • Hexapod test facility (dynamic test facility for testing multi-axially loaded structures, up to 500 kN)
  • Instrumented Charpy or Izod impact test
  • Shore hardness, (A, D)

Nondestructive testing

  • Digital image correlation (DIC)
  • Acoustic emission testing (AE)
  • Thermography (infrared camera)
  • Ultrasonic testing
  • X-Ray

Analysis and thermal analysis

  • Rheometer and DMA (DMA- TA Ares RDA III)
  • Dynamic mechanical thermal analysis (DMTA) - Testing in tension, bending, and compression mode possible
  • Differential scanning calorimetry (DSC)
  • Thermogravimetric analysis (TGA)
  • Impedance analyzer for measuring electrical conductivity
  • Raman spectroscopy
  • Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR)
  • Thermal conduction (Xenon Flash)

Microscopy

  • Light microscopy (differential interference contrast, photoelasticity)
  • Transmission electron microscopy (TEM) with EDX setup (120kV and 250 kV)
  • Scanning electron microscope (SEM) with EDX setup

Manufacturing and processing

  • Prepreg autoclave process
  • Resin Transfer Moulding (RTM)
  • Vacuum Assisted Resin Infusion (VARI)
  • Heating press
  • Kneader with dosing system
  • Injection moulding machine
  • Extruder
  • Three roll mil
  • Impregnation roll mill
  • Sonification
  • Chemical Vapour Deposition (CVD) reactors