Tests and activities of the Laboratory

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.

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 - 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