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Damage analysis

Damage analyses serve to clarify the causes of damage and to reveal the damage mechanisms. They are a prerequisite for damage prevention and make decisive contributions to improving product quality. We have many years of experience in the field of damage analysis of plastic parts and are happy to support you in"Learning from damage!"

When dealing with damage cases, we follow a systematic approach in accordance with VDI Guideline 3822, with close cooperation between experts with practical experience in the fields of design, processing, testing/characterization and materials science providing the decisive basis for success. For experimental investigations to obtain information about the damage process, we have modern devices and equipment at our disposal.

With our help, you can find an optimum of material, manufacturing and component properties for your technical product from a cost point of view.

Our services for damage analysis in detail

Imaging techniques

  • Light microscopy
  • Scanning electron microscopy with EDX detector
  • computed tomography (CT)
  • optical 3D coordinate measuring technique (ATOS)

Imaging techniques

Analytical methods

  • FTIR spectrometer Nicolet iS 10, ThermoFischer Scientific
    • with diamond ATR or germanium ATR measuring bridge
  • Thermogravimetric analysis (TGA)
  • Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC)
  • Thermomechanical Analysis (TMA)

Thermal tests

Rheological processes

  • Melt Mass Flow Rate / Melt Volume Flow Rate (MFR / MVR)
  • Melt rheology with the plate-plate / cone-plate rheometer
  • Dynamic mechanical analysis (DMA) under various loads
  • Solution viscosity (viscosity number - VZ) of various polymers
  • Online rheology on the injection molding machine

Rheological tests

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Dr. Christian Schurig

Head of Accredited Testing Laboratory