Non-destructive Material Testing

Reliably find sources of errors and avoid process delays

DEKRA employee examining

The possibilities of non-destructive materials testing have multiplied since the Archimedean principle was discovered to measure the density of an object. Today, plenty of flexibly applicable methods are available which allow sources of errors to be reliably found and help to avoid expensive process delays.

Be it to monitor production-related processes or to evaluate an interim result in a development process: DEKRA will be at your side to advise you in choosing appropriate non-destructive test methods and in developing suitable specifications and instructions for testing. Starting from the planning up to the final documentation you will benefit not only from outstanding qualifications and high competencies, but also from maximum flexibility and availability at short notice by our DEKRA experts.

They are qualified and certified according to DIN EN 473 / ISO 9712, DIN EN 4179 and SNT-TC-1A. Thus you'll have reliable partners at your side to support you with integrity in all questions relating to plant engineering, power station construction and metal construction as well as the automotive and aviation industry. DEKRA is authorised to hire out employees as temporary workers – thus you can also have qualified personnel available on this basis.

Many of the services described above are not only available at the DEKRA sites. If required, our experts are prepared to visit you on-site.

DEKRA services include:

  • Radiographic testing / X-ray examination
  • Ultrasonic inspection
  • Dye penetration inspection
  • Magnetic particle inspection
  • Visual inspection / endoscopy
  • Leakage test
  • Seal test
  • Eddy current testing
  • Thermography
  • Tank bottom inspection
  • Wall thickness measurement
  • Layer thickness measurement
  • Roughness determination
  • Stress measurement on machine components
  • Colour fastness test on components
  • Internal stress analysis using DMS technology
  • Mobile metallography / replica technique


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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