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Accredited test laboratory

to DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025.

Your specialist for metals,

plastics, elastomers.

k-labor@dekra.com

Accredited test laboratory

to DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025.

Your specialist for metals,

plastics, elastomers.

Metallography.

Metallography is a metal science discipline. The purpose is the qualitative and quantitative description of the structure of metallic materials with the help of microscopic methods. Due to the increasing number of composite materials and the emergence of new, further developed materials, the term “materialography” has also established itself, as it covers the entire spectrum of materials.

In-depth knowledge of materials science and their properties, or more specifially the processing of metals, is essential for our material testers and metallographers, in order to avoid errors in the preparation of the samples and the subsequent structural assessment.

We examine and evaluate a wide variety of metallic materials in order to solve material science tasks in the areas of development, quality assurance or damage analysis.

Our services at a glance:

  • Optical emission spectroscopy (OES analysis)
    Spectral analysis to determine the chemical composition
  • Structural examination in microsection
    – Heat treatment condition
    – Grain size determination
    – Determination of porosity according to VW 50093, VW 6093
    – Primary silicon crystal evaluation
    – Edge decarburization
  • Fracture analysis / crack investigation (forced fracture, fatigue fracture, brittle fracture, hydrogen embrittlement)
  • Weld seam examination in the cut
  • EDX analysis with SEM examination
  • SEM line scan and mapping
  • Microphotographic determination of the detectable grain size of steel according to DIN EN ISO 643
  • Microstructure of cast iron according to DIN EN ISO 945-1
  • Electron and laser beam welded joints according to DIN EN ISO 13919 – Part 1: Steel, nickel, titanium and their alloys
  • Fusion welded joints on steel, nickel, titanium and their alloys according to DIN EN ISO 5817
  • Arc welded joints on aluminum and its alloys – Evaluation groups of irregularities according to DIN EN ISO 10042
  • Standard specifications of nickel-cobalt steels according to ASTM F15 – 04
  • Determination of grain size according to ASTM E112 – 13
  • Gears according to ISO 14104 – grinding burn test – chemical method
  • Surgical implants according to DIN EN ISO 5832 – Metallic materials – Part 3: Wrought titanium 6-aluminum 4-vanadium alloy”.
  • X-ray graphic residual austenite analyses according to the 6-line method

Sample preparation

Forged structure

Cast structure