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Material and component testing, damage analysis

Expert assessments for product developers, suppliers and manufacturers for more safety and a longer bicycle life.

Material and component testing, damage analysis

The DEKRA Testing Laboratory for Materials Engineering and Damage Analysis is accredited Europe-wide according to DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025 and with its expertise and reports it provides you with the evidence of quality monitoring required by law in many areas. Regardless of statutory regulations, testing by our expe-rienced experts also enables you to identify and remedy possible sources of error early on. A leading edge that really pays off.

Damage to bicycles or their components occurs today in an increasingly complex technical environment. The possible causes of damage are extremely diverse. Great analysis expertise is therefore required to record the damage accurately and fully and reliably determine the amount of damage.

Expertise from the DEKRA material laboratory provides clarity, so that any resulting damage can be effec-tively regulated, and future damage can be prevented. At our state of the art damage center in Saarbrück-en we determine the scope of damage and causes of damage for you and carry out plausibility tests, if re-quired.

In this way, we help you save costs and prevent production downtime. As we also assess cases of damage against a specific insurance background, our customers from the insurance sector have all the relevant statements on the table without any time-consuming follow-up research.

First-class laboratory analysis and the DEKRA experts' extensive practical experience are the basis for sound expertise that you can always rely on.

Pollution caused by environmental influences, such as temperature fluctuations, humidity, UV weathering and corrosive media, can also have a seriously negative impact on the function and lifetime of bicycles. Our Laboratory for Materials Engineering is accredited for corrosion, humidity, climate, and UV weathering and offers you first-class testing expertise, both for standard tests and for customized tests according to your own specifications

Our services for bicycles:

Material damage expertise:

  • Structure tests and assessments
  • Fracture causes and fracture mechanisms at relevant bicycles and parts made of metal and plastic
  • Testing using the scanning electron microscope (SEM)
  • Identification of plastics
  • Layer thickness measurement of bicycle coatings and varnishes

Corrosion tests and environmental simulations:

  • Salt spray tests (NSS, AASS, CASS)
  • Condensation testing climates (with and with-out SO2)
  • Combined cyclic corrosion tests
  • Cyclic temperature and climate tests
  • UV weathering
  • Color and gloss measurements

Mechanical and technological analyses:

  • Tensile tests
  • Pressure tests
  • Bending tests



Handwerkstraße 15

70565 Stuttgart

+49.800.333 333 3
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