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Mechanical and technological testing

Non-destructive and destructive procedures


In the manufacture and development of components, material failure is no rarity – with serious consequences for the safety of the end product. Destructive as well as non-destructive materials tests have therefore become an essential component of quality assurance in many industrial sectors.

DEKRA analyzes both standardized samples as well as finished, complex components using all the current processes and according to your individual requirements. We also offer a number of non-destructive testing procedures which can be used flexibly and metallographic analysis from one source, often even at your own premises.

Whether the focus is on controlling heat treatment processes, material composition, the desired material thickness or physical properties such as hardness or breaking strength: Our experts will quickly and reliably determine all the values you require. Our experts are also happy to advise you on all matters of material and process optimization as well as damage prevention. As a result you gain a valuable sense of security and save time and costs.

DEKRA offers you these services:

  • Non-destructive test procedures
  • Destructive test procedures
  • Non-destructive test procedures
  • Radiography testing/x-ray tests
  • Ultrasonic tests
  • Dye penetrant testing
  • Magnetic powder testing
  • Visual testing/endoscopy
  • Leak tests
  • Tightness tests
  • Eddy current testing
  • Thermal imaging
  • Tank bottom testing
  • Wall thickness measuring
  • Coating thickness measuring
  • Surface roughness determination
  • Voltage measuring on machine components
  • Color fastness testing on components
  • Residual stress analysis using strain gage technology
  • Mobile metallography / replica technology

Destructive test procedures

  • Tensile and pressure tests
  • Hot tensile tests
  • Impact tests
  • Hardness and micro-hardness tests
  • Folding tests
  • Dynamic tests
  • Corrosion tests
  • Cutting sections and structure tests (mobile metallography / replica technology)
  • Spectral analysis
  • Light and scanning electron microscopy
  • EDX analysis
  • Material approval
  • Simulation of technical heat treatment


DEKRA Automobil GmbH

Untertürkheimer Str. 25

66117 Saarbrücken


Laboratory for materials technology and damage analysis

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