Tecnologie di Giunzione e Prove Materiali Metallici e Polimerici

Main tests actually performed on metal, polymer and composites materials and on welded and bonded joints:

  • tensile and compression tests;
  • determination of the elastic modulus (E) by means of uniaxial strain gauge;
  • three and four-point bending tests;
  • fatigue tests.

through mechanical testing hydraulic machine (load cells: 5 kN and 50 kN, maximum stroke 150 mm, maximum size of the specimen 1500 mm).

  • hardness tests (Vickers microhardness test and Vickers and Rockwell Hardness tests);
  • metallographic samples preparation;
  • micrographic / macrographic analysis of ferrous and non-ferrous materials;
  • determination of the chemical composition of metal alloys;
  • surface roughness measurements;
  • painted surface analysis (thickness, adhesion);
  • artificial ageing tests in climatic chamber (temperature and humidity control);
  • salt spray tests;
  • UV ageing tests.

Other equipment available:

  • vacuum machine, for silicone moulds realization (rapid tooling).