Testing and Characterization Facilities

Thermomechanical testing

– 1000 kN hydraulic universal testing apparatus, Mohr & Federhaff AG (MXE030)

– 600/100 kN electromechanical computer-controlled universal testing apparatus, Schenck (MXE030)

– 25 kN electromechanical computer-controlled universal testing apparatus, with installation for high temperature and vacuum, MFL UMP250 (MXE030)

– 100 kN servohydraulic computer-controlled universal testing apparatus, with installation for high temperature testing under controlled atmosphere, MFL (MXE030)

– 100 kN electromechanical computer-controlled central piston universal testing apparatus, Instron (MXE030)

– 100 kN electromechanical computer-controlled universal testing apparatus, Zwick (MXE030)

– 10 kN electromechanical computer-controlled universal testing apparatus, Zwick Z010 (MXE110)

– 10 kN servohydraulic compression/relaxation testing apparatus, with Quad Elliptical / Radiant Heating lamp furnace (20 to + 1’000°C), Schenck Trebel (MXE030)

– 5 / 50 kN electromechanical computer-controlled universal testing apparatus with hydraulic grips and environmental chamber (-70 to + 200°C), MTS Alliance RT/50 (MXE110)

– 25 kN hydraulic computer-controlled universal testing apparatus with precision alignment system and bi-axial extensometer, Instron 8872 (MXE110)

-100 kN, 200 Hz resonance fatigue testing apparatus, Amsler Vibrophore (MXE932)

– 70 N.m resonant testing machine, Rumul Cracktronic 8204 (MXE932)

– Rotary bending fatigue testing machine, Schenck Punz (MXE030)

– 6 creep test frames with continuous strain measurement and automatic data acquisition (MXE930)

– 300 J Charpy impact testing apparatus, Amsler (MXE013)

– 65 J Charpy impact testing apparatuses, for cylindrical samples (MXE010 & MXE013)

– 10 / 50 J Charpy impact testing apparatus, Amsler (MXE934)

– Hardness measurement apparatuses, both manual and automated (MXE937, MXE010 & MXE110)

– 1 to 1000 g Microhardness measurement apparatus, Gnehm (MXG119)

– Elastic properties measurement by impulse excitation technique, GrindoSonic Mk5 Industrial (MXE935)

– Multiaxial testing device Mk1 “triax” 3*1kN (MXE935)

– 100mN / 500mN Micro-tensile test machine, optical extensometer (MXD922)

– 500N/63kN electromechanical computer-controlled universal testing apparatus, Schenck Trebel renewed 2013 by Walter&Bai, mechanical/hydraulic grips (MXE030) 

Physical property measurement

– Low T Thermo mechanical analyzer Dilatometer TMA 402 (MXE110)

– Electrical resistivity measurement device, Sigmatest 2.069 Foerster

– Thermal conductivity measurement, comparative steady-state, RT (MXE930)

– Pycnometer, Quanta Chrome (MXE110)

– Precision densitometer (MXE935)

Material Processing

– Hot isostatic press (HIP), max 2000 bar, 2000°C (MXE931)

– Cold isostatic press (CIP), up to 500kN = 255 MPa (MXE933)

– 7.5 MPa (75 bar) gas-driven pressure infiltration equipment with capability up to 700°C (Aluminium) (MXE939)

– 20 MPa (200 bar) gas-driven pressure infiltration equipment with capability up to 1300°C (Copper) (MXE940)

– Atmosphere controlled furnace, up to 1500°C, Pyrox 2000 

– Heat treatment furnaces (air, salt baths) (MXE010, MXE937,MXE938)

– Water/oil quenching bath (MXE010,MXE938)

– Furnace with cooling system for directional solidification, up to 1150°C (MXE013)

– Casting furnace, capacity 4 l, up to 1300°C, Nabertherm (MXE013)

– High temperature furnace, up to 3000°C, vacuum /atmosphere (MXE931)

– Machine for dipping in liquid metal, atmosphere controlled, up to 1650°C (MXE938)

– Melt-spinner, induction furnace, vacuum / atmosphere (MXE010)

– Mini arc melter MAM-1, suction casting, Edmund Bühler (MXE931)

– Laboratory arc melter, high capacity (MXE937)

– Hydraulic press, up to 700kN, Amsler (MXE013)

– Laboratory-scale rolling mill (MXE010)

– Laboratory extrusion and wire-drawing benches (MXE010)

– Planetary ball mill, Retsch (MXE930)

 

Miscellaneous

– Precision extensometry including laser and video extensometers (MXE110)

– Optical metallography facilities (including two microscopes and quantitative metallography) (MXE110)

– Ultrasonic, magnetic and fluorescence macroscopic NDE facility (MXE933)

– Photoelasticity setup (MXE110)

– Sieving apparatus (MXE933)

– Mounting and polishing apparatuses for metallographic sample preparation (MXE112)

– Autoclave, capacity 700 l, up to 220°C (MXE030)

– Thermal camera, measurement range from -20°C to 650°C (MXE930)