Beside chemical composition the thermo-mechanical history of each material is important for formability and the final product characteristics. Therefore the material characterization is an important tool for development or optimization of production processes.

The following list shows an overview of all material characterization tools at LKR Leichtmetallkompetenzzentrum Ranshofen:

  • DSC (Differential scanning calorimetry)
  • Dilatometer
  • Metallography and microscopy
  • Tensile test
  • Erichsen test
  • Hardness test
  • Spectral analysis
  • Pendulum impact test