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Advanced Materials Characterization Team Services

Technological expertise

  • Materials choice and selection.
  •  Choice and tailoring of surface treatments.
  •  Manufacturability counseling.
  • Additive manufacturing (3D printing) powders characterization.
  • The lab is accredited according to ISO 14801 for fatigue testing of dental implants.


Mechanical Properties Measurements

  • Tensile, bend and compressive testing at room and elevated temperatures.
  • Fatigue endurance testing of materials and end/final products/implants.
  • Fracture toughness K1c and J-integral testing.
  • Impact test at room and low temperatures.


Materials characterization

  • Hardness measurement: HRC, HRB, HRA, HRV, Brinell, micro Vickers and Knoop methods.
  • Scanning electron microscopy (SEM FEI INSPECT) and EDS characterization .
  • Coefficient of thermal expansion measurement.
  • Surface roughness measurement.
  • Glow discharge optical emission spectrometry.
  • Thermal conductivity measurements (Hotdisk TPS 2500S).
  • X-ray diffraction.
  • High resolution scanning  electron microscopy (HRSEM )
  • Fracture expertise: fractographic analysis.
  • Gases (O, N, H) content in metallic parts (Leco ONH836).
  • Powder particles size distribution and shape analysis (Camsizer X2).