The materials technology laboratory is available to students for practical courses in which they learn about the application of various testing methods of materials in independent execution. The experiments include, for example, the determination of typical strength values using the tensile test, the impact strength, the determination of the melt flow index of different granulates or the moisture of polymer materials. Microscopy plays an important role in materials characterisation in order to identify structures or defects in materials and components.

The Materials Technology Laboratory is available to students as part of their education and also supports the Research & Development department in various scientific projects. If capacity is available, it is possible to carry out projects with industrial partners.


Laboratory equipment

  • Universal testing machines with 5 kN and 10 kN (with temperature chamber)
  • Universal testing machine 0.5 N for hardness and friction testing methods
  • Impact bending tester (1 - 4 J)
  • MFI - device
  • Polishing device for specimen preparation
  • Tempering furnace
  • Cryostat
  • Moisture tester for plastics (Brabender method)
  • Ultrasonic testing device
  • Reflected light microscope with image analysis incl. microtome
  • Digital microscope (Keyence) up to 6000x magnification


Study programmesWIG, NIW, AKT, BMT, WIN
Contact person

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Alexandru Sover
Phone:  +49 (0) 981-4877-527
E-Mail: a.sover(at)