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15. 2017
We have expanded our test possibilities - learn more at Automotive Testing Expo
05. 2017
Neue Schulungstermine für 2017
13. 2017
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Don't miss us at JEC World 2017
It is that time of year again: the largest composites industry JEC WORLD 2017 is coming and IMA Dresden cannot be absent in this year.

We will attend this year's JEC WORLD from 14th till 16th March 2017. You will find our joint booth Saxony in Hall 5a // G 63.

What's new?
  • Increase of Fatigue Test Capacity
  • Fatigue Tests under Various Climate Conditions
  • IMA-Rail Shear Test Fixture

Discover the variety of testing possibilities at IMA Dresden!
We would like to welcome you for a short discussion and will be glad to exchange views about a possible collaboration with your company.

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06. 2016
IMA GmbH Dresden successful reaccreditation for NADCAP NMMT
Since already 2011 IMA Dresden is NADCAP accredited for non-metallic material testing (NMMT). This month IMA Dresden was successful reaccredited.
NADCAP defines a standardized approach to quality assurance for all testing laboratories that work for the aerospace industry and leads to a reduction of supplier audits because Prime contractors, Suppliers and Government representatives have joined forces to develop the program. The stringent requirements require intensive expenses for process definition and validation of them. This includes besides the testing itself the preparation processes as specimen machining, specimen quality control, alignment verification and specimen instrumentation. During the audit all processes were monitored and evaluated.
As already in 2014 the current audit was passed without any non-conformances. This fulfils the requirements of the merit-program which extends the accreditation duration from original 12 month to now 24 month.
The accreditation scope of NMMT includes several mechanical testing methods, thermal testing methods and physical testing methods. Furthermore IMA is accredited for specimen manufacturing inclusive tabbing and cutting. With this scope all current and future aerospace customer can benefit from the highest quality of testing by IMA Dresden.
Furthermore this reaccreditation underlines the high quality approach of IMA Dresden for composite testing but also for all material and component testing divisions. Also the testing labs for metallic material testing are NADCAP accredited for MTL (Material Test Laboratories). With these 2 accreditations IMA Dresden is one of 18 laboratories worldwide that can offer testing with NADCAP NMMT and MTL accreditations. In Germany only one further lab can offer this quality standard.  More >>
26. 2016
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A premiere at IMA Dresden - new business field electrical testing
IMA Dresden steht für Betriebsfestigkeit für sämtliche Bauteile, Strukturen und Werkstoffe. Dieses Kompetenzfeld wird nun erweitert: IMA Dresden geht ans Netz. Die IMA Dresden ist nun auch im Bereich der Elektrotechnik und Elektronik tätig. Dabei wird sich das neue Geschäftsfeld auf Prüfdienstleistungen für Niederspannungsgeräte und Gerätekombinationen konzentrieren. Auch hier gilt: als unabhängiger Prüfdienstleister bieten wir zuverlässige Ergebnisse und strengste Vertraulichkeit. Die Prüflabore werden derzeit ausgestattet und fertiggestellt, selbstverständlich mit modernster Prüf-, Mess- und Regelungstechnik.  More >>
03. 2015
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10. attending of Automotive Testing Expo
As a worldwide accepted and certified test center in the automotive industry we will also attend at the this year's Automotive Testing Expo from 16.-18.06.2015.

You will find us in Hall 1 Stand 1123.

We invite you for a common talk to refresh existing contacts, explore current trends and (test) requirements of the industry and bring new projects together on the way.

Let us talk about some IMA news such as:

  • Interior- and exterior testing with the multi-axial shaker (6DOF)
  • Service strength tests with high thermal loading for example on hot gas conducting
  • Pressure pulse testing up to 1000 bar for rails and injectors
  • Material testing for the challenges of lightweight construction with composites and light Metals
  • Structure tests with high forces on heavy-loaded components
  • Operating load simulation as well as the required measurement drives, measurement data evaluation and test load preparation

We are looking forward to interesting conversations with you!
03. 2015
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Paris Air Show - Rendezvous in Paris
As worldwide accepted and certified test center in the aerospace
industry we will also attend the this year's Paris Air Show from
15. - 18. June 2015.

You will find us at the joint stand "saxony Live" in Hall 1 Stand H 293.

We have got the following news for you:
  • Landing gear-drop tower for business jets
  • Interior testing on a 6DOF multiaxial vibration table
  • Largest tested fuselage panel in Europe
  • NADCAP Re-accreditation Materials Testing and Non Metallic Materials Testing
  • Launch of the NDT-Training Center in Dresden

We are looking forward to interesting conversations with you. More >>
16. 2015
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Software update for WIAM fatigue RIFEST launched
For WIAM fatigue RIFEST, the Software Programme for calculated strength verification according to latest FKM guide line is launched today.

  • The scope of use was adapted to the individual Needs and the sofware is now available in two different Versions and in different purchase models: buying, hiring, flexible user licenses, News Options...
  • WIAM fatigue RIFEST is available in englisch.
  • Software-Update März 2015: recent changes and corrections of the FKM guide line are included, in the calculation Report are more Input values, Coaching Feature with the new tooltip, calculation beyond the material border is now possible...

All customers were informed directly. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Mr. Sebastian Arnold:
Tel.: +49(0)351 8837-6388
E-Mail:sebastian.arnold@ima-dresden.de More >>
03. 2014
IMA Kundeninformation Labor für Schwingungsprüfungen
Wir freuen uns Ihnen mitteilen zu können, dass wir unser Schwingungslabor um einen neuen 60 KN Shaker erweitert haben, um zukünftig neben Riesen-Halloweenkürbissen auch weitere Produkte und Baugruppen normgerecht auf ihr Verhalten und Ihre Zuverlässigkeit bei Schwingungs- und Stoßbelastung zu prüfen. Mit der neuen Schwerlastplattform können wir für Sie größere Lasten prüfen, 2000 kg in horizontaler Richtung und 1000 kg in vertikaler Richtung. Die Plattform kann z.B. Belastungen von Schaltschränken, Geräten und Maschinen bis zu 1 Tonne Gewicht prüfen.
PDF Zur Kundeninformation (125.99 KBytes)
13. 2014
IMA Dresden
Business field material testing passed NADCAP re-accreditation
The Business unit material testing of non metallic materials at IMA Dresden has been successfully re-accredited according to the aerospace Standard of NADCAP (National Aerospace and Defence Contractors Accreditation Program). In September the laboratory has been audited and has passed it with flying colours. The Auditor did not have any objections and praised the audited processes.
18. 2014
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Expansion of the laboratory for pipe system testing
In the beginning of August IMA Dresden has put a new test field for GFRP pipes and molded parts into operation, located in the site location Am Lagerplatz 4 in Dresden. There we provide the following services:
  • constant internal pressure tests of GFRP pipes with diameter up to 600 mm,
  • tests of moulded parts and
  • unpressured pipe tests with specimen’s diameter up to 1.200 mm.

For more information about pipe system testing, see here.
18. 2014
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Enlargement on high capacity testing in the laboratory for vibration testing
To enable testing of further products and assemblies on their behavior and reliability during vibration and shock loading in the future, we enlarged the laboratory for vibration testing on a new 60 KN shaker.
With this new heavy duty platform we can realize higher loads in vertical direction. On this platform loading of switching cabinets, devices and machines with a weight of one tonne can get tested.

More information about our vibration testing, see here.
22. 2014
IMA Dresden is certification body for construction products
In May 2014 IMA Materialforschung und Anwendungstechnik GmbH is accredited as certification body for construction products according to DIN EN ISO/IEC 17065:2013 by DAkkS. Focus is on self supporting sandwich elements with metal coated plates on both sides according to EN 14509.
Based on the product standard we carry out the certification of the initial test and continual inspection of the manufacturer's factory production control with the aim to assess the conformity with the requirements.
With this initial accredition the German Accredition Body (DAkkS) confirmed that our certification body is a competent partner to perform conformity assessments.
The extension on other construction products is already planned.
06. 2014
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IMA Dresden presents new calculation software for stress analysis

WIAM® fatigue RIFEST for calculating up-to-date and comfortable strength assessments according to FKM guide line


The department Information Systems of IMA Dresden introduces the calculation software WIAM® fatigue RIFEST into the market. During the construction process and component stress analysis it enables strength assessments according to the current FKM guide line (issue 2012) and shows assessment locations for non-welded and welded components. The previous programme RifestPlus is being replaced by the new development.

State-of-the-art and more components and materials – these targets achieves the calculation software WIAM® fatigue RIFEST: Due to 100% coverage of the requirements of guide line 2012 and the enlargement on welded components and the material areas aluminum and steel you can prove fatigue strengths (incl. static strength) according to current requirements during the construction and analysis process.

Faster and more flexible: additional benefits of the further development are batch processing of several verification points at one time and the possibility of customer specific enlargement (Add-Ons), such as integration of characteristic values. Due to the connection with the FE-environment of the user (Add-Ons for FE-pre/post processors), an additional option of the programme, the integration of a strength assessment is possible directly into the simulation work flow.

The software is online and cloud ready and has a new user friendly programme interface, basing on browser function.

Further information at the product’s Website

Contact Person: Sebastian Arnold
Phone: +49 351 8837-6388
E-Mail: info@wiam.de
05. 2014
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Pulsation and vibration stress

on PVC Pipelines - Research project completed


The compressor for feed-in and recovery of biogas cause pulsation and vibration stress to pipelines of the connected gas network. How especially PVC pipelines react with this requirements and which limit values exist for their dynamical loading, these were the subjects of a DVGW research project.

In addition to literature research, determination of typical geometries and dynamical alternating stresses also safe dynamical stresses were experimental verified due to vibration strength tests.

To work out the limit and guide values were on behalf of DBI Gas- und Umwelttechnik GmbH performed tests at IMA Dresden:

Zur Ausarbeitung der Grenz- und Richtwerte wurden im Auftrag der DBI Prüfungen bei der IMA Dresden durchgeführt:
  • Alternating bending tests following the DVGW-work sheet (W534),
  • Zugversuche according to ISO 527-1:2012:06 and
  • Bending tests following DIN EN ISO 178:2011:04.


A short report of the research project was published in the magazine DVGW energie I wasser-praxis issue 01/2014. Link to the magazine
28. 2014
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IMA Dresden succesfully recertified according to EN 9100
IMA Dresden has had a certified quality management system since 2004 and has been successfully recertified in January 2014. For the first time the certification was carried out by DEKRA Certification GmbH. Also the environmental management system at IMA Dresden was proved by DEKRA according to ISO 14001, the combination of both certifications was to simplify the procedures.

The new certification document is valid until 27.01.2017. Newly included is the technical-scientific service in the field of conception and development of test rigs.

The EN 9100 is a standard especially tailored to the requirements of the aerospace industry. With its quality and safety requirements it by far exceeds those of ISO 9001.

PDF Download certification document DIN EN 9100 (209.71 KBytes)
03. 2013
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20 Years IMA Dresden
25. 2013
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IMA Dresden is accredited as inspection body by DAkkS
From November 2013, the IMA Materialforschung und Anwendungstechnik GmbH is accredited as inspection body type A according to DIN EN ISO/IEC 17020:2012.

These inspections are focused on GFRP-plastic components, sandwich elements, sheet metal profiles, sheet plastic profiles and pipes and pipe systems for supply engineering and installation technologie. The inspection body takes out independent monitorings of a factory production control system, sampling management and the evaluation of accordance with various requirements.

With this accredition for the first time the DAkkS (Deutschen Akkreditierungsstelle GmbH)confirmed the IMA inspection body as a competent partner performing conformity assessments.

This status as accredited inspection body combined with accredited test laboratories meets the requirements on third-party inspections of national and international certification bodies.

20. 2013
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The new Test Mark of IMA Dresden
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In order to make testing and production monitoring of construction products, groups of components or building materials more transparent, with immediate effect, IMA Dresden starts with the new IMA Test Mark. Producers and distributors can use it to inform about their product’s safety and quality and can provide guidance to their customers.

So, in the future, interested people will be able to get latest information about product tests with the integrated QR-code via smartphone and they can understand which tests or monitoring the product has passed. The Test Mark is of simple and visually attractive design with high recognition value and is available in German and English.

Thus, IMA Dresden follows the frequently voiced customer wishes for such labeling and offers its customers the option, to make use of the new Test Mark for their advertising and marking purposes.
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07. 2013
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Visit us in Paris at JEC Composites
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IMA Dresden presents itself at the JEC Composites, Hall 1, Stand T66. The JEC Composites in Paris is the biggest composites international platform of the composite industry and as your contact person for innovative and safe composites solution we are there this year again. For more than 50 years we have been developing and testing lightweight materials and supporting our customers in the field of introduction of new materials and components.

This year we would like to inform you about the latest findings in the field of composite technologies and we will present individual solutions in the field of
18. 2012
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Visit us at Innotrans Berlin 2012
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IMA Dresden will represent the latest news and services at the Innotrans in Berlin from 18.-21. September 2012. We would like to use this event as an occasion to invite you cordially to visit us in hall 3.2 stand 204.

We like to inform you about our latest test technologies and services.

If you are interested in an individual conversation in our stand´s meeting area please contact us
+49 (0)351 8837-0
12. 2012
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See the new IMA movie about airplane fuselage panel testing
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On the occasion of the aerospace trade fair «ILA Berlin» IMA Dresden presents the new test bench for efficient testing of curved fuselage panels. Experience the new test technology and see the movie "Inside V4".



Contact:
Martin Semsch
Head of department structure test
Phone: +49 (0)351 8837-334
Fax: +49 (0)351 8837-313
Email: martin.semsch@ima-dresden.de
06. 2012
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Visit us at ILA Berlin 2012
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As every year, IMA GmbH Dresden will represent the latest news and services at the ILA Berlin. We would like to use this event as an occasion to invite you cordially to visit us in hall 2 stand 2320.

We like to inform you about our latest test technologies and services.

If you are interested in an individual conversation in our stand´s meeting area please contact us
+49 (0)351 8837-0
15. 2012
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Re-accreditation audit acc. to DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025 successfully performed
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IMA Dresden has successfully passed the re-accreditation audit for the DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025, carried out for the first time by DAkkS, and can look back at 20 years of accreditation.

Most of the test laboratories are flexible accredited. This enables us us to verify materials in accordance with several standards and to develop new testing procedures.

We will shortly receive the accreditation document. Then you will find it here: IMA quality management
16. 2012
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IMA Dresden receives official certificate of recognition from EPAQ for testing of sandwich elements and profiles
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The European Quality Assurance Association for Panels and Profiles (EPAQ) issued a certificate of recognition for IMA Dresden regarding material and component tests of sandwich elements and sheet steel profiles. Since 2009 IMA Dresden is a recognized testing laboratory of EPAQ and carries out mechanical material and component tests as an independent laboratory. In doing so, IMA Dresden supports developing-accompanying tests, approval tests, initial tests and production monitoring.
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28. 2012
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DIN CERTCO reported of Certificate scheme DIN-Tested Qualified Enterprise for Internal Pipe Repair of Warm Water Underfloor Heating Systems
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In the company magazine "DIN CERTCOmmunication" of DIN CERTCO Gesellschaft für Konformitätsbewertung mbH issued in March 2012 is the article Certificate award: DIN-Tested Qualified Enterprise for Internal Pipe Repair of Warm Water Underfloor Heating Systems. about the first two companies, which meet the requirements of the new certification scheme. Certification included an audits of the companies and of specimen repair objects by Prof. Dr. Selle, department head at IMA Dresden.

Read more. PDF Download DIN CERTCOmmunication Issue March 2012 (518.13 KBytes)
13. 2012
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Business area material testing is accredited acc. to NADCAP
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The business area material testing of metallic materials is accredited acc. to NADCAP

The business area material testing of metallic materials of IMA Dresden is accredited according the standard of aircraft industry NADCAP (National Aerospace and Defence Contractors Accreditation Program). The NADCAP accreditation ensures a world-wide uniform quality standard for the special production processes in aircraft and space industry and all renowned manufacturers such as Airbus, Boeing, Cessna, GE or Rolls-Royce re NADCAP members. So this is the second accreditation, in 2011 the business field material testing of non-metallic materials has been accredited.

The accreditation will apply to the following tests:
AC7101/1 Rev E – Nadcap Audit Criteria for Material Testing Laboratories – General Requirements for all Laboratories

AC7101/3 Rev C – Nadcap Audit Criteria for Material Test Laboratories – Mechanical Testing
(A1) Room Temperature Tensile with Elastic (Young’s) Modulus
(CT) Compression Testing
(KR) K-R-Curves
(O) High Cycle Fatigue
(XE) Crack Propagation Measurement

PDF Download Document of Accreditation (240.87 KBytes)
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17. 2012
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Commissioning new test laboratory for pipe system testing
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In the relocation process and the laboratory expansion the new tset laboratory for pipe system testing of IMA Materialforschung und Anwendungstechnik GmbH (IMA Dresden) began operations in January 2012 at it’s location „Industriegelände“. Therewith IMA Dresden can improve it’s significant role in the field of pipe system testing. The capacities for test services in the field of pipe system testing for hot and cold water systems made of plastics, metal and composite pipes as well as for pipelines of provision and disposal of water have been greatly expanded. With immediate effect approx. 500sqm test area is available.

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13. 2012
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Carbon Composites East founded
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The competence network for carbon fiber reinforced plastics (CFRP) Carbon Composites e.V. (CCeV) opens the regional department Carbon Composites Ost based in Dresden. Executive department board members on-site are Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Prof. E.h. Dr. h.c. Werner A. Hufenbach, Director of the Institute for Lightweight Engineering and Plastics (ILK) at TU Dresden university and Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jens Ridzewski, Head of Department Plastics and Deputy Head of Division Materials of IMA Materialforschung und Anwendungstechnik GmbH. Managing director is Dr.-Ing. Thomas Heber. www.carbon-composites.eu
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16. 2011
IMA Dresden
Laboratory for vibration tests has moved
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The location in Dresden'e industry area north fills with live. Starting immediately, the laboratory for vibration tests is based here. In its own test hall of 350 sqm test area vibration tests and pressure pulse tests are performed. If required the tests can get combined with environmental simulation. We have invested in test engineering, among other things a multi axial shaker with hexapod technology expands the test spectrum.
12. 2011
IMA Dresden
The field non-metallic material testing is accredited acc. to NADCAP
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The field material testing of non-metallic materials of IMA Dreden is accredited according th standard of aircraft industry NADCAP (National Aerospace and Defence Contractors Accreditation Program). The NADCAP accreditation ensures a worl-wide uniform quality standard for the special production processes in aircraft and space industry and all renowned manufacturers such as Airbus, Boeing, Cessna, GE or Rolls-Royce re NADCAP members.

The accreditation will apply to the following tests:
AC7122/1 - Non Metallic Materials Testing Laboratories - Class A
1.1.1 Tensile Ambient Temperature
1.1.3 Tensile Strain Measurement
1.2.1 Compression Ambient Temperature
1.2.3 Compression Strain Measurement
1.20.1 Compression after Impact CAI

PDF Download Accreditation Document (95.82 KBytes)
10. 2011
IMA Dresden
Vibration testing with hexapod technology
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For the service life verification of components when subjected to mechanical vibration stresses in six degrees of freedom and overlaid thermal loading IMA Dresden developed a new test rig and new test method. The mechanical test will be performed on a hexapod 353.20 of MTS Systems GmbH.
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18. 2011
News
Engine tests with overpressure and temperature
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IMA Dresden has developed a testing method to perform mechanical testing of aerospace engine components with internal pressure and temperature at the core engine.
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03. 2010
News
New test facility for plastic composite piping
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18. 2009
IMA Dresden
Proving of a sensor system at windmill rotor blade test rig
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At IMA test rig for windmill rotor blades we realise static and dynamic tests at full-scale specimens. For experimental fatigue analysis verification, function and reliability the rotor blades are clamped into the solid jigging and tested with controlled vibration.
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01. 2008
Takeover of a division of EPL Egenolf Prüftechnik Leipzig GmbH - Portfolio enlargement of IMA GmbH Dresden
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In the course of an Asset Deal the divisions strength test laboratory and testing machine engineering of EPL Egenolf Prüftechnik Leipzig GmbH in 04207 Leipzig, Schönauerstraße 113 were transfered to IMA Materialforschung und Anwendungstechnik GmbH in Dresden on 01.07.2008. With effect from 15.09.2008 IMA Materialforschung und Anwendungstechnik GmbH in Dresden transfer the division testing machine building to WPM Werkstoffprüfsysteme Leipzig GmbH.
20. 2007
IMA GmbH Dresden obtains new premises in Dresden's north
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After years of continuously increasing personnel and turnover IMA GmbH Dresden is going to meet the maximum load at it's headquarter at the Dresden airport. Long-standing positive perspectives have suggested an expansion of the company. The premises in the district called Industriegelände in Dresden's north goes with the requirments of IMA.
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30. 2007
IMA Dresden
TestIng® – Grand opening of the course of study Test Engineering
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Steinbeis University Berlin, Deutscher Verband für Materialforschung und -prüfung e. V. Berlin (DVM) and IMA GmbH Dresden cooperate.
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01. 2005
IMA Dresden
A380 Full Scale Fatigue Test starts
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AIRBUS Deutschland GmbH comunicates:
"On September 1st 2005 the A380-800 Full Scale Fatigue Test in Dresden started conducted by teams of IABG and IMA. It is the world’s largest Full Scale Fatigue Test on a civilian aircraft.";
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12. 2003
IMA Dresden
Inauguration of the A380-800 test hangar in Dresden
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On 12 December 2003 the new test hangar had been opened for the full scale fatigue test of Airbus A380-800, world's largest civil aircraft. IMA GmbH Dresden and the partner company IABG mbH Ottobrunn are the operators of his project. This event had been celebrated with more than 200 guests from political, economical and industrial sector.
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