Destructive Material Testing

Save time and reduce costs with DEKRA

DEKRA metal testing

The more complex processes become in modern industrial plants, the more important the precise interaction of all components becomes for economical operation. In turn, this can only be achieved by the uncompromising testing of all the materials used. These services will help you to save time and reduce costs.

Destructive materials tests have therefore become an essential component of quality assurance in many industrial sectors, for example when it comes to monitoring heat treatment processes or determining chemical or physical material properties.

DEKRA offers you a wide range of testing services in the field of destructive materials testing. Our experts also support you with issues of damage analysis, damage prevention as well as materials and process optimisation. They also make sound recommendations for materials for your specific use and processing conditions. DEKRA has access to several accredited laboratories all over Germany. Here, our material engineers, metallographists and materials testing experts with many years of experience will be happy to commit their work to your goals.

Our services include:

  • Tensile and pressure tests
  • Hot tensile tests
  • Notched bar impact bending tests
  • Hardness and micro-hardness tests
  • Folding tests
  • Dynamic fatigue tests
  • Corrosion tests
  • Preparation of metallographic sections and structural examination (mobile metallography / replica technique)
  • Spectral analysis
  • Light and scanning electron microscopy
  • EDX analysis
  • Material acceptance
  • Simulation of technical thermal treatment


DEKRA Automobil GmbH

Laboratory for materials technology and damage analysis


Phone +49.681.5001-100


DEKRA Incos GmbH

Laboratory for material testing


Phone +49.841.96698-0

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