Accredited Testing Laboratory

Friedrich Eisenkolb Accredited Testing Laboratory, Thale, Germany

Mechanical-technological testing

  • Tensile test at room temperature and up to a maximum of 1.100 °C, bending test, compression test
  • Determination of Charpy and ASTM notch impact strength; RT to - 196 °C 
  • Brinell, Vickers and Rockwell hardness testing; small-load hardness, hardness-displacement-curves, micro-hardness testing
  • Technological tests on components in accordance with requirements 
  • Production of our own samples 
  • E-module determination using RFDA (in cooperation with partner enterprises)
 

Metallography

  • Macro and micro analyses  
  • Sinter materials 
  • Castable materials 
  • Fe materials low-alloy to high-alloy 
  • Non-ferrous metals 
  • Heat-treated parts

Damage inspections:

  • Digital image analysis 
  • Determination of phase fraction 
  • Particle-size analyses 
  • Coating thickness measurement 
  • Graphite size determination in accordance with  DIN ISO 945
 

Powder testing

  • Determination of grain-size distribution with a laser grain-size analyzer (0.01µm bis 3500µm)
  • Determination of tap density
  • Determination of compactability
 

Test of technical cleanliness

  • VDA-Guideline 19 Part 1

    (Test of technical cleanliness – particle contamination of functionally-relevant auto parts),

  • ISO16232 (Road vehicles – Cleanliness of Components of Fluid Circuits)
  • and in accordance with plant standards of automotive manufacturers and suppliers
 

Physical testing

  • Density determination: immersibility density, pycnometer density
  • IK Test with or without sensitizing annealing*

* In cooperation with partner enterprises

 

Non-destructive material testing

  • Surface crack testing
  • Ultrasonic inspection*
  • X-ray inspection*
  • Magnetic induction testing methods*

* In cooperation with partner enterprises

 

Chemical analysis

  • Analysis of compact samples with OES
  • Analysis of compact samples with XRF*
  • Determination of carbon and sulfur with CS- analyzer
  • Determination of oxygen and nitrogen contents in metals
  • EDX analyses
  • Special micro-examinations*
  • Determination of hydrogen content in metals*

* In cooperation with partner enterprises

 

Scanning electron microscopy

  • Fracture surface analyses
  • Damage analyses
  • Microstructure analyses of metallic and non-metallic materials
  • Length measurement in micro range
  • EDX analyses
  • Element distributions (line scans, mappings)
  • Special micro-examinations*

* In cooperation with partner enterprises