Material Testing Overview

Simplify Material Testing is our mission. We always put our customers in the first place. First, we analyze their test requests. Next, we search for the most specialized laboratory to perform their specific material properties testing request in accordance with their specific application. Because, the test requests we receive are very divers, and are coming from a wide range of academic and industrial customers, we work with many well selected high-quality laboratories. In addition, we’re able to offer you a multitude of analytical techniques. Therefore, we can offer you an infinite scope of testing possibilities. Above all, we always search for the most specialized partner lab for your specific application.

To give you an insight in our capabilities, we’ve made this short material testing overview below. Of course, this is only an extraction of our capabilities.
We have categorized it into 6 fields of applications.

Physical Properties Testing

Thermal Properties Testing

Electrical Properties Testing

Mechanical Properties Testing

Material Stability Testing

Surface & Particle Testing

Should you have a test request, that is not fitting any of these suggested tests, do not hesitate to contact us with a simple email or via the Test Request Form.

Scientific Experiment to illustrate physical properties testing as a Material Testing Overview

Physical Properties Testing

Physical Material Properties are a general term for all material characteristics of matter, that may be observed and measured without changing the identity of this matter … This means, they give us a clear and objective inside on the exact specifications of a material. Therefore, we can ask ourselves the question “What is the value for this specific material property, in this circumstance ?”. As a result of this we can make smarter choices during the design phase of a product or solve material failure issues on existing parts.

Below, you find some physical properties we measure for you:

Melting
Point
Corrosion Resistance
Density
Dispersion
Porosity
Hardness
Thickness
Etc.

Fire to illustrate the thermal properties section of our Material Testing Overview

Thermal Properties Testing

Thermal Properties are a sub-group of the physical material properties. From the start of our activities, we have always focused on this domain of testing & analysis. Since this is our main expertise for many years, we’re able to answer questions as “How do the materials react on the change of temperature?” and in addition, “What are the consequences of these changes for our application, part and/or system?”

Below we give a material testing overview related to Thermal Properties e.g.:

Thermal Analysis (DSC, TGA, STA, TMA, Dilatometry, DMA, Calorimetry, Etc.)
CTE or Thermal Expansion
Thermal Conductivity
Heat Capacity (Cp)
Thermal Effusivity
Thermal Diffusivity
Stress-Relaxation Testing
Thermography
Process Safety Testing
Viscosity and/or Rheology
Stability Testing
Fire Resistance
VICAT
Etc.

Electronic Mother Board to illustrate the Electrical properties section of the Material Testing Overview

Electrical Properties Testing

Electrical Properties Testing is the group of physical material properties testing, who answers questions related to the material interactions with electrical current. Since a lot of our customers are active in the electronic industry, this type of testing has become very important. For instance, the interaction of a material with (high-)voltages, frequencies, currents, etc.

You find some examples of our capabilities, below:

Electrical Conductivity & Resistivity
DEA – Dielectric Analysis
Breakdown Voltage Testing
Seebeck Coefficient Testing
Electrical Resistance Testing
Etc.

Gears to illustrate the Mechanical properties testing possibilities in our Material Testing Overview

Mechanical Properties Testing

Mechanical Properties Testing is the group of testing solutions, were we study the behavior of material under mechanical force. In other words, when we want to know how strong a material is. As an example, we rely on Mechanical Properties Testing to know how good a material resists to dynamic use, in its specific application.

Let us help you with testing e.g.:

Tensile & Compression
Stress-Relaxation
Fatigue
Texture
Abrasion
Plasticity
Stiffness
Wear
Etc.

Rain on an umbrella to illustrate weather stability testing as part of the Stability testing capabilities in this Material Testing Overview

Material Stability Testing

Material and/or Parts Stability Testing is a more complex series of testing solutions. In conclusion, they help you to prove the “usability” of your material for certain applications or to study the failure of a material in a specific situation. Above all, these tests can give you a great inside on the long-term behavior. Therefore, they are used to evaluate the quality of your end products.

Ask for a complete set of Material Failure Analysis e.g.:

Stability Testing in different fields as Thermal Stability; Chemical-; Mechanical-; Ozone-; Gas-; Light-; Weather-, Color, Etc.
Testing the stability of Fibers, Polymer parts and other materials …
Performing tests to determine the PPE – Personal Protective Equipment &
Toys Safety Testing
Etc.

Scratch tool to test the surface conditions as an illustration for the Surface and Particle Analysis section of the Material Testing Overview

Surface & Particle Analysis

To understand more complex problems of materials it’s sometimes good to look a bit deeper on the surface and/or particles. In other words, with Surface & Particle Analysis you can have an insight of the materials on (sub-)micrometer level. Moreover, with these tests and analysis, we help you to improve your material for specific applications or let you understand the “Bigger Why” behind a material problem.


Have a look to our material test overview of analysis techniques e.g.:

Microscopy (Optical, SEM, TEM, AFM, Etc.)
Spectroscopy (FTIR; FTNIR; CT-Scan; XRF; XRD; EDX; ICP; NMR; RAMAN, Etc.)
Surface Tension
Particle Size Analysis
Surface Roughness
Color Testing
(Anti-)Fogging Testing
Scratch Resistance or Surface Hardness
Gloss
Particle Characterization & Imaging
Fiber Composition and Properties Testing
Particle Identification Chemical Composition
Etc.

Please note: This list is only a short material testing overview of today’s capabilities. Since, our mission at EXPERTA | TESTING is to Simplify Material Testing, we are always eager for your suggestions. For more information or a clarification on the possibilities, just drop us an email or fill in the Test Request Form!