Material testing and sample preparation

Material testing and sample preparation

Material testing
Material testing involves investigating the behavior of material samples or finished components under mechanical, thermal or chemical stresses. MTU offers both static and dynamic material testing procedures.

You can choose from the following material testing procedures:

  • Destructive material tests
  • Thermo-mechanical fatigue tests
  • Crack propagation
  • Procedures for testing low cycle fatigue (LCF) and high cycle fatigue (HCF)


Karin Wolf
Phone: +49 (0) 89 1489-9383
Fax: +49 (0) 89 1489-6053
Phone: +49 (0) 89 1489-9383
Fax: +49 (0) 89 1489-6053

Static material testing

MTU covers a wide range of static material testing procedures:

  • Tension testing
  • Thermal tension testing
  • Creep rupture testing and creep testing
  • Fracture toughness testing
  • Testing of adhesive tensile strength
  • Hardness testing

Dynamic material testing

MTU covers a wide range of dynamic material testing procedures.

We have the following equipment available:

  • 14 test machines for low cycle fatigue (LCF) up to 1,100°C
  • 4 test machines for high cycle fatigue (HCF) up to 1,100°C
  • 2 test machines for thermo-mechanical fatigue (TMF) up to 1,150°C
  • 1 test machine (two-axis) for fretting fatigue
  • 1 test machine for relaxation
  • 1 test machine for rotating bending tests
  • 1 test machine for heat bending tests
  • Special furnaces up to 1,300°C

Sample preparation

MTU offers a broad range of sample preparation options:

  • A huge variety of sample geometries
  • Sampling from components
  • Lots of experience in processing materials such as aluminum, steel and nickel-base materials
  • Customized testing equipment

We have the following machines available for sample preparation:

  • Conventional milling machines
  • CNC milling machine
  • CNC lathes
  • CNC grinding machine
  • Wire eroding machine
  • Polishing machines
  • Brushing machine
  • High-performance band saw
  • Dicing saw machines

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