Service offers

Service offers

The materials science laboratory at IWS provides to its customers product related research and development support and materials characterization services. These services rely on the broad materials science know-how and the long-term methodical experience of the team and its modern and powerful equipment base. The offer entails:

Martensitic dislocation structure of a surface zone hardened turbine blade steel
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Martensitic dislocation structure of a surface zone hardened turbine blade steel

  • metallographic, electron microscopic (SEM, TEM) and microanalytic characterization of the real structure of metals, ceramics and composites
  • high resolution imaging and analytical characterization of laser modified surfaces zones, welding interfaces, thin film systems, nanotubes and nano particles
  • determination of material parameters for part dimensioning and strategy development for designing component materials to meet load requirements
  • develop new and improve upon existing manufacturing methods that depend on material properties (feasibility evaluation, materials selection, component optimization)
  • development, adaptation and evaluation of testing methods
  • failure and damage analysis