IMA Materialforschung und Anwendungstechnik GmbH, in short IMA Dresden, is the independent, accredited and certified test centre.

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Internationally recognised testing, monitoring and certification body for manufacturers and the entire supplier´s industry and enables new developments to be capable for market launches more quickly.

Whenever it comes down to strength, resistance, validation or material characteristic data, then IMA Dresden can combines the efforts (the recognised and certified expertise) in terms of test standards, approval and certification tests and experimental investigations. Innovative products and technologies from aerospace, rail vehicle, automotive and medical technology, plastic and metal industries and other branches of industry are constantly examined and investigated here in accredited test laboratories. You can rely on us: the testing tasks at IMA Dresden will be processed according to the current state of the art technology and enjoy worldwide acceptance and trust.


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Material Testing for Plastics and Composite Materials

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Environmental Simulation and Vibration

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Quality Awards for reliable test results

We work according to national and international normative standards and other standards and comply with, and fulfil, the strictest directives, guidelines and criteria. With a total of 18 awards from independent agencies, including several accreditations, IMA Dresden is an internationally recognised testing, monitoring and certification body. All the relevant test laboratories are accredited from DAkkS (The German Accreditation Body) according to DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025 and have the approval to modify test procedures as well as to develop them additionally or develop new procedures. There are also accreditations and recognition, which are specifically relevant for aerospace, construction products testing and medical product testing and which once again hereby verify our competence, independence and performance.

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Innovative, exciting and Family friendly – working at IMA Dresden

The future is full of challenges, and developments are moving forward rapidly. Numerous innovative products and technologies for the future pass through the test halls and laboratories of IMA Dresden and, irrespective of which industries, we meet up with pioneering thinkers and pacemakers on a daily basis who will develop the future with their willingness to design and their futuristic visions.

Would you like to participate in the IMA test world and expand our diverse team? Then browse through our job vacancies or apply on your own initiative – we are always looking for people with their own initiative, motivation, courage and will to be involved.

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