Tests and activities of the Laboratory

Metallography
Materials analyses

Metal structure analysis

Scanning electron microscope (SEM)
Materials analyses

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).

Chemical Analysis - Optical Emission Spectroscopy (OES)
Materials analyses

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.

Mechanical characteristics - Tensile test
Materials analyses

In a tensile test the specimen, usually a dog bone, is deformed by gradually increasing the axial load until failure.

Mechanics - Fatigue behaviour characterization of materials
Materials analyses

Ideal system for the testing of components and materials such as plastics, elastomers, aluminum, composites, steel, super alloys and more.

Mechanics - Hardness
Materials analyses

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 - Argus system
Materials analyses

Optical forming analysis