Since materials testing methods are used in all domains of research, our laboratory takes an active part in every research project conducted at ifw Jena. A particular focus lies on the testing and handling of metallic and nonmetallic-inorganic materials.
Due to our state-of-the-art equipment, we are able to carry out various methods of destructive and non-destructive materials testing. For instance, this enables us to determine the suitability of different raw materials for specific research projects and to safely determine process parameters prior to the actual trial. Also, research findings – e.g. structural studies, bonded materials and prototypes – can be subjected to destructive and non-destructive testing methods in order to determine and document their properties.
As a facility of the ifw Jena, the materials testing laboratory possesses both the necessary knowledge and the appropriate equipment to perform in-house tests and trials with various materials and constructions. This aspect is of great advantage for two reasons. Firstly, it facilitates the management and evaluation of complex and detailed research projects in a time-sparing manner. And secondly, the research findings thus gathered provide valuable knowledge that benefits the entire institute. Last but not least, the materials testing laboratory is a reliable partner for other research institutes and enterprises as well.