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We couldn't be prouder: Our collaboration with Alstom and Dresdner Verkehrsbetriebe made it into “Eisenbahningenieur” just in time for this year's Innotrans. In the article, we explain how the tests for the new NGT DX DD tram vehicle went - even though such projects are part of our everyday work, this was a very special assignment. Presented to the public in October 2021, we are all already looking forward to the use of the new vehicles and to the feeling of having been part of this major project. Many thanks also to our colleagues Dr.-Ing. Thorsten Voigt, Thoralf Grafe and Dr.-Ing. Toni Ehrig for this contribution! Article "Car body structure test on the new Dresden streetcar vehicle" in the magazine EI - Der Eisenbahningenieur, issue Sep. [...]

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We are already in our second day at WindEnergy in Hamburg – and it is palpable that due to the current difficult situation regarding energy policy the further development of wind energy is from great importance. Our colleagues Karl Scheffler, Head of Wind Energy, Department Plastics and Composites, Florian Kirchstein, Project Engineer Department Plastics and Composites and Mrs. Dajana Kolev, Sales Manager are enjoying lots of productive discussions and interesting meetings. We at Applus+ IMA Dresden offer different testing services to the industry, e.g. testing of thermoplastics and composites, characterization of pultrusion materials, long-term and fatigue testing in different climates and media influences and fracture mechanics in the wind [...]

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Can you really call it work? To take part in the 9th “Saerbecker Rohrleitungssymposium” feels more like a meeting with good old friends to us. Our Head of Department Pipes and Pipe Systems Heiko Below and project ingenieur Matthias Kessenich are looking forward to two days filled with interesting talks, presentations of innovative ideas and lots of well-known faces! The symposium’s motto “Our Future is Trenchless” promises interesting insights into a wide array of topics ranging from sustainable renovation through trenchless innovations to digital CIPP-trends. We are looking forward to meeting you! [...]

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Railway technology, railway infrastructure, public transport and tunnel construction – it is the second day of InnoTrans, the leading international trade fair for transport technology. Our experts are totally in their element and are looking forward to getting in contact with you and answering all your questions concerning our tests and validation processes for bogies, railcar bodies and lots of rail vehicle components, including electrical components. Meet us the Applus+ IMA Dresden team in Hall 7.2 B at the joint booth of the Saxony Economic Development Corporation "Saxony" with booth number 100. Meet Dr. Thorsten Voigt, Key Account Manager Rail Vehicles, Dr. Ron Buchholz, CEO, Dr.-Ing. Tom Schiemann, Department Manager Simulation and Strength [...]

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Wind energy is an absolute focus topic, especially in the current tense situation regarding energy policy. We are therefore all the more pleased to finally be back at WindEnergy in Hamburg after four years. The demand for onshore and offshore wind turbines is unbroken. We at Applus+ IMA Dresden offer the following testing services to the industry: - Testing of thermoplastics and composites - Characterization of pultrusion materials - Long-term and fatigue testing in different climates and media influences - Fracture mechanics in the wind industry Are you also at the leading trade fair for wind energy? Then we are looking forward to your visit. You will find us in hall B7 booth 147. Our colleagues Karl Scheffler, Head of Wind Energy, Department [...]

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Meet the expert

The testing expertise of Applus+ IMA Dresden is so vast that even we sometimes lose track of it all. So it's all the better that our experts are now on the road again at trade fairs, giving insights into our work and receiving feedback from colleagues. For example, Matthias Brennsing - he gave a poster presentation today at "Meet the Expert - Implants 2022" on our testing capabilities in the field of medical device testing. Always exciting to see what is possible and how far medicine has advanced technically. And we are part of it, that's something to be proud of! [...]

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InnoTrans will take place in Berlin from September 20 - 23. Every two years, everything revolves around railway technology, railway infrastructure, public transport, interiors and tunnel construction at the leading international trade fair. With 3,500 running meters of track, the InnoTrans track and outdoor area is particularly impressive. The testing experts at Applus+ IMA Dresden will also be present at the trade fair and await visitors with the following highlights:

  • Structural and component testing for car bodies, bogie and chassis frames, axle bearing housings, stabilizers and much more.
  • Material testing for metals, plastics and composites
  • Measurement campaigns and data evaluation
  • Concept development of [...]

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A warm welcome to our team, Anina, Davyd and Marc – our new apprentices in 2022. On September 1 the three started their new phase of life with a great deal of curiosity and great expectations and will now spend the next three and a half years training with us as materials testers and mechatronics engineers. The trainees and trainers had the pleasure of getting to know each other better over lunch before the following guided tour of the testing halls took place. We hope you had fun and are looking forward to getting started! A total of seven young people are currently undergoing training at Applus+ IMA Dresden as materials testers, mechatronics engineers and industrial mechanics. For many years now, we have made it our business to open up career [...]

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Entering pipes that are 5-7 meters in diameter? No problem for the testing experts at Applus+ IMA Dresden. In coal-fired power plants, gas is discharged during the combustion of the raw material. This then arrives in the large natural draft cooling towers, which are often a visible feature of a power plant in the landscape. So-called clean gas ducts are used to transport the gas as a reaction product. In the past, these pipes were typically made of metal. But the glass-fiber-reinforced plastic (GRP) now used has a major advantage: it is more resistant to corrosion. This is because the high temperatures and the media (chemicals, water) cause the pipes to corrode quite quickly. Since the construction of the clean gas ducts, the experts at Applus+ [...]

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We humans have a lot in common with pigs, including the nature of our skin. It is the largest human organ and performs a variety of functions. Above all, it protects our body from physical and chemical stimuli, from the penetration of microorganisms and from the loss of water and from heat. It is therefore no wonder that materials used in the medical field that will be in contact with the skin must undergo intensive testing before they can be used. This also includes skin adhesives. So-called "wound or tissue adhesives" are often the painless alternative to the conventional closure of wounds using surgical suture material. Before these adhesives can be used, their mechanical and adhesive properties must be evaluated. Applus+ IMA Dresden is recognized [...]

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