Facilities

Metallographic Laboratory

We have a fully equipped methallographic laboratory for sample preparation and analysis, including analysis of cross sections and microhardness testing. Tensile and Fatique testing is also available upon request.

Metallographic Laboratory
© Fraunhofer USA CLA

Metallographic Laboratory

Cross section Copper - Steel overlap joint
© Fraunhofer USA CLA

Cross section Copper - Steel overlap joint

  • Struers EXOTOM wheel cutting saw
  • Struers Discotom wheel cutting saw
  • Struers citopress 10/20 sample mounting machine (max. dimensions of samples: Ø25 mm or Ø40 mm)
  • Struers Tegramin sample polishing machine for up to 6 samples
  • Struers Duramin hardness measurement system
  • Equipment for cleaning, etching and marking
  • Microscopes with magnifications up to 1000 x for micro structure analyses
  • EDX analyses, electron microscopy and tensile strength measuring in cooperation with Michigan State University