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Razor-sharp: Our materialography lab features new Progress Gryphax®ARKTUR cameras from Jenoptik and suitable software from Imagic for macroscopic and microscopic uses. Our customers now benefit from quality images and micrographs. In parallel, the modern image management system and new options, such as automatically generated reports, improve and facilitate our internal processes. This new acquisition is an investment in the high quality that we stand for as IMA Dresden. Learn more about the materialography laboratory at IMA: https://www.ima-dresden.de/leistungen/werkstoffe/materialographie/ [...]

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IMA Dresden has done its first wear test for ankle joint implants in accordance with ISO 22622:2019 and thus expanded the test portfolio in the field of medical devices at the same time. The implants have to withstand  five million cycles in level walking load profile. The ankle implants are tested in the wear simulator,  which has two four-station test benches. Two standard wear tests can be conducted simultaneously, i.e. three wear couplings plus one loaded reference coupling each. The IMA wear simulator can run in displacement and force control mode depending on test requirements. We are proud of our engineers in the department of medical device testing and thank Marcel Langner, Robert Paul, Frank Gatzke and Sebastian Fuchs for the realization [...]

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The IMA Dresden currently faces a very interesting task: How old and how reliable is the steel of a staircase enclosure dating back to 1868? Documents of the building at the Schlüchtern train station in Hesse do not exist anymore. So, in order to find out about the quality of the old steel - mechanical properties, weldability, modern alternatives, the status of the corrosion and the condition of the joint connections, our materialography experts took material samples, which are now being examined in our laboratory on behalf of Sächsische Bau GmbH. They are to preserve the building and to renovate it in accordance with the monument. [...]

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We bring the road into our laboratory and simulate environmental conditions on the innovations of tomorrow. Mechanical vibrations or impact loads can have an influence on the material, the functional behaviour and the service life. Our engineers determine the load capacity of the products under real and extreme conditions.   Multi-axial vibration testing is ideally suited for testing components, modules, assemblies and subsystems such as, for example, tanks, attachment and body parts, exhaust systems, roof and rear-mounted carrier systems, front-end modules, cooling systems and many many more. You can find out more here: Environmental simulation and vibration [...]

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Sustainable #aviation: An important subject that has its roots in #saxony. Our colleague Dr. Silvio Nebel will speak about it at the International Dresden Lightweight Engineering Symposium, Friday, June 18th. Silvio Nebel, Head of Department Aerospace Test at IMA Dresden, will also demonstrate the development of IMA Dresden for test and qualification methods of new lightweight structures for aviation and space travel. The main focus of his lecture at 9:15 a.m.: metallic structures and the construction of fibre composites. The 24th International Lightweight Symposium takes place on June 17 and 18 in #Dresden. It is one of the main conferences for bringing together scientists, economists and politicians in the field of lightweight constructions. Here [...]

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IMA Dresden already is and now remains NADCAP accredited. Meaning, we upheld the MERIT status, that was achieved in 2020 and is very coveted in the aerospace industry. This is the third time in a row that the work and quality of IMA Dresden have achieved without non-conformity and the MERIT status. This year the scope was extended with 5 new test codes to now 19 test codes. It is a great success for our department for material testing for plastics and composite materials – making all employees at IMA Dresden proud. We passed this year's once again NADCAP audit without any non-conformance and are once again accredited to fulfill the prescribed international norms, guidelines and quality standards with our processes. NADCAP (»National Aerospace [...]

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See you on June 1st and 2nd! Our engineers André Tost, Frank Engelmann, Karl Scheffler, Nuoping Klemm-Zhao and Jörg Finnberg will meet you at our digital booth at JEC World and are happy to get to talk to you. The Leading International Composites Show is our opportunity to reach out to you, as the exchange with our customers and other experts is very important to us. On both days, you can talk to our engineers via live chat between 9 am and 5 pm about everything concerning composites. We are looking forward seeing you there. Register for the digital event: https://www.jeccomposites-connect.events/exhibit/     [...]

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May we introduce to you Thorsten Voigt, our new Key Account Manager in the field of railway vehicles testing. He’s the contact for our partners in the railway business, informs you about our expertise and places your requests where they are handled best. Working with railway vehicles has accompanied Thorsten Voigt since the beginning of this professional career. At Bombardier’s Transportation site in Bautzen, Saxony, he worked as an engineer and constructor and was responsible for type testing and the type certification of trams. Later on, Thorsten Voigt wrote his thesis in the field of control technology. At Fraunhofer Institute for Structural Durability and System Reliability LBF in Darmstadt, he was in charge of servo-hydraulic test stands [...]

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Together with the certifier DIN CERTCO, we developed our certification program for factory-insulated flexible district heating pipe systems, and the associated quality mark “DINplus”, you show your costumers that you more than meet the requirements of the relevant DIN and DIN EN ISO standards for plastic piping. After the initial testing and inspection, we hand over the test report to the certification body. DIN CERTCO, that is now part of the TÜV Rheinland Group, issues the certificate to you and grants the right to use the quality mark "DINplus". The monitoring test is carried out by us at your premises at recurring, specified intervals and guarantees a consistent quality. Any questions referring to our new certification program? Let [...]

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We test a lot and with pleasure! And now even more! With the new testing machine "Kappa 100DS" from Zwick/Roell we are expanding our capacities in materials testing of metals. For more than 10 years we have been successfully performing hydrogen embrittlement tests for our customers as ongoing production monitoring. Demand has increased steadily over the last 2 years. With the new machine we can now load up to 15 samples at the same time. In this way, we continue to ensure that we can test for all our customers in consistent quality and without loss of time. [...]

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