Workgroup Materials and Surface Technologies

Laboratory equipment

Our laboratories are fully equipped in order to provide support in all fields of adhesive technology. Beside the equipment for the manufacturing of adhesive joints and climate chambers for the examination of the long-term behaviour, a variety of mechanical testing facilities including non contacting video extensometry is available. On top of this, devices for thermo- and thermomechanical characterization of materials are existent. All this is supplemented by a work station for Finite Element Analysis.

Analysis and Microscopy

  • Differential-Scanning-Calorimeter (DDK)
  • 10N Dynamic-Mechanical-Thermoanalysis (DMTA)
  • 100N Dynamic-Mechanical-Thermoanalysis (DMTA)
  • Thermo-Gravimetric-Analysis (TGA)
  • Precision balances
  • Potentiostat and Test Cell for Electrochemistry
  • Contact Angle Measuring System
  • Refractometer
  • Rheometer
  • Digital Coating Thickness Gage
  • Fourier-Transformation-Infrared-Spectroscopy (FT-IR)
  • FT-IR Handheld-Spectrometer
  • FT-IR Microscope
  • Scanning Electron Microscope
  • Digital-Microscope (1000x)

Preparation of Adhesive Joints and Specimen

  • Industrial Adhesive Mixing and Dispensing Equipment
  • Convection Champers  
  • UV-Polymerization System
  • High-Power UV Curing system
  • Heating Press
  • Dual Asymmetric Centrifuge Mixer
  • Ultrasonic Mixer
  • Tungsten Carbide Mikrotome

Mechanical Joining and Welding

  • Clinch-Tools
  • Semi-Hollow Self-Piercing Rivet Setting Tool
  • MAG-Weld-Equipment
  • Stud Welding Tool

Surface treatment

  • Grit-Blasting Cabinet
  • Ultrasonic Cleaning
  • Vapor Degreasing
  • UV-Ozone Cleaning System
  • Corona Pretreatment
  • Ambient Pressure Plasma Pretreatment
  • LaserPretreatment
  • CO2 Snow-Blasting-Equipment
  • Flame Wire-Spray Coating Systems
  • Sputter-Coater

Accelerated Ageing

  • Climate chambers
  • Salt Spray Test
  • Immersion Test Equipment
  • Outdoor Weathering Test Site

Mechanical Testing

  • 20 kN Universal Testing Machine with Non-Contacting Video Extensometer
  • 20 kN Universal Testing Machine with Clip-On Extensometer and Temperature Chamber
  • 20 kN CNC-Universal Testing Machine
  • 100 kN Universal Testing Machine with Non-Contacting Video Extensometer
  • 500N High-Precision Testing Machine
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