Tests and activities of the Laboratory
Metal structure analysis
The SEM (Scanning Electron Microscope) is a very useful tool in micro and nano-structural investigation. It allows the study of high magnification of surfaces (fractures, topography).
The material to be analyzed is subjected to a powerful electrical discharge. Under the effect of this discharge, part of the surface vaporizes creating a cloud of excited ions that emit electromagnetic radiation.
In a tensile test the specimen, usually a dog bone, is deformed by gradually increasing the axial load until failure.
Ideal system for the testing of components and materials such as plastics, elastomers, aluminum, composites, steel, super alloys and more.
The Vickers microdurometer is used to perform high precision hardness tests (hardened surface layers, surface coatings of small parts, inclusions, second phases ...).
Optical forming analysis