Micro Analysis

Properties of steel are determined by its microstructure

Micro Analysis

 

Utilisation of lightoptical microscopy and scanning electron microscopy allow for precise analysis of the microstructure. With our partners from RWTH Aachen University and HDZ Aachen we perform investigations at a high level. Other methods such as Konfokal microscopy, EBSD, Micro Probe, TEM, Atom Probe, etc.) can be applied, if necessary. Especialls in damage analysis, these methods play an important role.

Fatigue fracture

Fatigue fracture

A fatigue fracture is a fracture that occurs under alternating load conditions. The majority of all fractures in mechanical engineering can be traced back to fatigue fractures.
Ductile fracture

Ductile fracture

Ductile fracture occurs in plastic deformable steels. Components or specimens deform plastically to fracture. Void formation, void growth and void fusion occur in the microstructure.
Brittle fracture

Brittle fracture

Brittle fracture occurs in steels with transition temperature behavior at low temperatures. It is a normal stress fracture along the crystal planes (visible as facets). The cause of the cleavage fracture is the obstruction of plastic deformation on a microscopic level.
Properties of steel are determined by its microstructure

Micro Analystics

 

Utilisation of lightoptical microscopy and scanning electron microscopy allow for precise analysis of the microstructure. With our partners from RWTH Aachen University and HDZ Aachen we perform investigations at a high level. Other methods such as Konfokal microscopy, EBSD, Micro Probe, TEM, Atom Probe, etc.) can be applied, if necessary. Especialls in damage analysis, these methods play an important role.

Fatigue fracture

Fatigue fracture

A fatigue fracture is a fracture that occurs under alternating load conditions. The majority of all fractures in mechanical engineering can be traced back to fatigue fractures.
Ductile fracture

Ductile fracture

Ductile fracture occurs in plastic deformable steels. Components or specimens deform plastically to fracture. Void formation, void growth and void fusion occur in the microstructure.
Brittle fracture

Brittle fracture

Brittle fracture occurs in steels with transition temperature behavior at low temperatures. It is a normal stress fracture along the crystal planes (visible as facets). The cause of the cleavage fracture is the obstruction of plastic deformation on a microscopic level.

Selected references on the subject of component testing