Materials Testing Laboratory

The Materials Testing Laboratory is used for sample preparation by cutting and polishing of polymers, ceramics and metals.

The samples can be environmentally tested in ovens and baths. Several optical microscopes for sample inspection and documentation are available including in situ digital strain mapping of surfaces under tensile loading.

Equipment for the determination of mechanical (fatigue, tensile, shear, hardness, impact), thermal (TGA) and degradation properties of engineering materials are also available in the laboratory.