Laboratory and test equipment – highlights

Our close relationship in terms of both personnel and infrastructure with the Institute of Lightweight Engineering and Polymer Technology (ILK) of Technische Universität Dresden gives us access to a unique collection of machines and test equipment. This enables us to offer a full spectrum of services ranging from fundamental material characterization and substructure testing right through to the multi-axial testing of complex systems.

Material testing and characterization

  • Static and dynamic test equipment
  • Mono- and multi-axial fatigue testing equipment
  • Impact and crash testing equipment
  • Test benches for durability analysis
  • Test benches for abrasion and wear analysis
  • Measurement of material hardness
  • Determination of density and fibre volume content of fibre-polymer composites
  • Thermogravimetrical analysis (TGA)
  • Differential scanning calorimetry (DSC)
  • Dynamic mechanical analysis (DMA)
  • Dynamic load thermomechanical analysis (DLTMA)
  • Viscosity measurement and rheological analysis
  • Determination of melt flow index
  • Measurement of textile reinforcement permeability
  • Computer tomography (including structures under loading)
  • Optical and electron microscopy
  • Scanning acoustic microscopy
  • Surface measurement with the aid of a laser profilometer

Subcomponent and assembly testing

  • Drop tower
  • Various temperature and climate chambers
  • Test benches for rotors of various sizes
  • Test bench for analysis of vibration and acoustics
  • Modal analysis
  • Computer tomography equipment
  • High-frequency shakers
  • Electrodynamic shakers
  • Test benches for tribological analysis
  • Thermography
  • Mobile and stationary ultrasound measuring equipment with air and water coupling
  • Optical and tactile 3D coordinate and geometry measuring technology
  • High-speed cameras

Drop tower

Bespoke test benches

Working in cooperation with the ILK, we are able to provide any special testing methods or equipment you require by refining existing methods or developing and building bespoke test benches. Our references include:

  • Test bench for hydraulic marine bearings
  • Rotor test benches (strafing, abrasion, bird hits, fanblade-off scenarios)
  • Ballistics test benches
  • Multi-axial chassis test benches

Computer tomography


Modal analysis


Electrodynamic shaker


Optical and tactile coordinate and geometry measuring technology


Rotor test bench


Impact and crash test bench