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Everything from one source – from now on IMA Dresden also arranges tests to prove the drinking water suitability of products. Not only material and component tests, but now also drinking water hygienic tests according to the drinking water ordinance.   Since August 20, 2020 Team Umweltanalytik GmbH in Ebersbach (TUA) in cooperation with IMA Dresden has also received approval from the DVGW and is allowed to carry out hygiene tests according to the UBA-BWGL for products in contact with drinking water. From now on you can not only have your product tests carried out by IMA Dresden but also send us your drinking water hygienic samples. We pass them on to our partner laboratory TUA. This saves you time and [...]

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Of the great wonders of the ancient world, only one of them has survived: The pyramids in Egypt are considered to be one of the most fascinating creations of mankind. Constructed with unbelievable precision, they resemble an architectural masterpiece and remain firmly bedded in our society to this day.  - An amazing achievement without utilising modern instruments. This is why countless myths and legends entwine themselves around these impressive structures. The measurements from IMA Dresden are, however, no secret and they can also stand the test of time. Certification bodies such as the German Accreditation Body, DEKRA or Nadcap have confirmed their reliability. We support our customers in the aviation, rail vehicle, automotive and medical [...]

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Prepare for the next issue right now! The 7th issue is expected to be released before the end of this year. The guideline has been developed under the direction of IMA Dresden. Use this advantage and get first-hand information at the FKM seminar. The public training takes place on November 10-11 2020 in Dresden. Or alternatively arrange an individual appointment at our location or at your site. contact form [...]

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Japan - a country which is not only regarded as particularly digital and technology-oriented, but also presents itself as the very confident host of the 2020 Olympic Summer Games. When the Olympic flame burns on July 24th in Tokyo, the Japanese capital, the whole world should be able to experience the most futuristic games in history. In addition to service robots and intelligent translation software, this event will also include precise measurements which will decide whether the athletes win or lose: High-speed cameras will show what cannot be recognised with the naked eye. Digital measuring systems record what distance an athlete has achieved in seconds. The engineers at IMA Dresden are also very familiar with exact measurements: This enables [...]

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From now on we have even more accredited testing possibilities in our test laboratory for medical products. Since 20 May, the IMA Dresden laboratory for medical device testing has been successfully accredited according to DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025:2018. Furthermore, we were also able to expand our testing spectrum: ASTM F2582-14:
Impingement Test: Determination of wear and deformation under dynamic impingement loading ASTM F2665-09:
dynamic strength testing of ankle implants ASTM F2346-18:
Static and dynamic tests for characterization of artificial discs ASTM F3140-17:
dynamic strength test on unicondylar tibial knee components ASTM F2502-17:
Test methods for absorbable plates and screws [...]

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With our tests of medical devices we not only withstand the real test world, but also the virtual test simulation. For the optimization of products, especially the simulation accompanying the design is a real added value. We have expanded our many years of experience and accreditations by the ASTM F2996 (hip stem) and ASTM F3161 (femur component) in accredited form. This has enabled us to expand our simulation test scope by "The definitions of worst-case geometries". This not only saves time but also costs for the approval of products. [...]

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Since middle of May all our IMA Dresden laboratories are accredited according to the new DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025:2018-03  standard. This is a reason to cheer, because we could already successfully complete the changeover before the deadline expires end of 2020. The new standard covers now all test laboratories and the calibration laboratory. From the knee joint to the thermoplastic tube, from car components and railcar body to the space capsule - everything is tested at our laboratory according to the latest state of the art and accreditation. [...]

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Not only are we, as IMA Dresden, happy about the honest evaluation of our customers in order to become even better. This year at Christmas time, the feedback will also make some children's eyes light up. Together with the association "Aufwind Kinder- und Jugendfonds Dresden e. V." we have initiated the donation project "Wish Christmas tree". At Christmas time, children and young people whose institutions belong to the association will write their personal wishes on a wish list and hang it on our Christmas tree. In order to be able to fulfil as many wishes as possible and to put them under the Christmas tree wrapped as a present, IMA Dresden will pay 10 euros for each completed feedback form into the project donation pot from now on. With the [...]

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Lush green and immaculate: Many many garden lovers consider the English lawn to be the epitome of perfection in lawn growing. The secret recipe for a dense lawn, which resembles a carpet: continuous maintenance, maximum care and precise pruning. Although IMA Dresden rarely deals with such a lawn, we are in our special field especially when it comes down to achieving precision. With our accredited laboratory for calibrating force and length on single-axis material testing machines, we can execute calibrations which comply with the requirements of the German Accreditation Body. Because accuracy and quality are of utmost importance in numerous industries, we always inspect and calibrate testing machines directly at our customers‘ own pre-mises. [...]

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IMA Dresden Dcontinuously contributes in the European “CarE-Service project” dedicated to strengthen the E-mobility and part of the EU program Horizon 2020. In February the mid-term review has been successfully passed and the next stage of development of a mobile test module for End of Life automotive components arises. So in these days it has been a pleasure to see that a Fiat e500 of our project partner Fiat-Chrysler often meets one of the growing electro mobile charging services at Dresden, Wilder-Mann. CarE-Service [...]

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