Testing in the certified laboratory

Buderus Edelstahl has a certified testing laboratory at the production site in Wetzlar. Modern testing facilities, image analysis systems and experienced employees ensure the high level of competence at the laboratory. The laboratory carries out traditional material tests in the field of metal materials in accordance with national and international standards, such as:

  • Tensile tests, hot tensile tests
  • Notched bar impact tests, test temperatures of +300°C to -160°C
  • Hardness tests (e.g. HB, HV, HRC)
  • Microscopic purity level tests
  • Structure, grain size and damage assessments
  • Dilatometer tests
  • Determination of fracture-mechanical parameters (e.g. KIC)
  • Impact tests in accordance with ZF factory standard ("Brugger tests")

A scanning electron microscope with EDX and WDX analysis feature is available for further tests. The Deutsche Akkreditierungsstelle GmbH (DAkkS) has confirmed the outstanding performance of our mechanical and metallographic testing laboratory with the competence certificate in accordance with DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025.

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