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Material testing

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    Profile & Equipment

    Profile & Equipment

    From the second semester onwards, the most important mechanical material properties are analysed in the materials testing laboratory. In the higher bachelor semesters and in the master courses, for example, the focus is on damage analysis, the investigation of lightweight construction materials (composites) and the materials testing systematics of 3D-printed structures.



    • Tensile testing machine 50 kN with length and width change transducer as well as the possibility to connect measuring hardware of other manufacturers e.g. for strain gauge measurements
    • Tensile testing machine 30 kN with temperature chamber 
    • Manual and fully automatic hardness testers for common methods
    • Pendulum impact tester for notched bar impact bending test
    • 3D Laser Scanning and Digital Microscopes 
    • High-speed camera and digital microscope system (records up to 230,000 images per second)
    • Different metal and stereomicroscopes 
    • Scanning electron microscope with digital image analysis system and EDX analysis 
    • Glow discharge spectrometer with depth profile analysis option
    • Thermal analysis system (DSC and TMA)  
    • Fully automatic climate change tester 
    • Climatic chamber (temperature range -10 to +100°C, humidity range 10 to 90% RF)
    • Industrial freezer with heated viewing window (temperature range 0 to -42°C)
    • Different laboratory furnaces (temperature ranges up to 1150°C)
    • Various preparation devices for sample preparation (e.g. for metallography)


    Contact & People

    General contact details

    Room L 005 - L 018
    On campus
    Building L
    Doggenriedstr. 40
    88250 Weingarten
    Postal address RWU Hochschule Ravensburg-Weingarten
    University of Applied Sciences
    Material testing
    P.O. Box 30 22
    88216 Weingarten

    Laboratory manager

    Prof. Dr.-Ing. Michael Niedermeier

    Leichtbau und Strukturwerkstoffe

    Prof. Dr.-Ing. Thomas Glogowski

    Dekan Fakultät Maschinenbau
    Thomas Glogowski

    Laboratory team

    Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Bernhard Bauer

    Wiss. Mitarbeiter Fakultät M
    Werkstoffprüfung, Messtechnik

    Patrick Striemann M.Eng.

    Bachelorstudiengang Maschinenbau: Akad. Mitarbeiter
    Patrick Striemann

    Emil Lotschan

    Technischer Mitarbeiter Fakultät M