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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 of this diversity, we’re able to offer you a multitude of analytical techniques. Therefore, we can offer you an infinite scope of testing possibilities, and 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.

1. Physical Properties Testing

2. Thermal Properties Testing

3. Electrical Properties Testing

4. Mechanical Testing

5. Stability Testing

6. 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.

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 issue on existing parts.

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

Melting Point
Corrosion Resistance
Density
Dispersion
Porosity
Hardness
Thickness
Etc.

Thermal Properties Testing

Thermal Properties are a sub-group of the Physical material properties. From the start of our activities, we have always focus on this domain of testing & analysis. Since this is our main expertise since 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 consequence of these changes for our application, part and/or system?”

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

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

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 intereaction 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.

Mechanical Testing

Mechanical Material 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. Therefore, 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.

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-time behaviour. 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.

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 inside 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!