Physical Metallurgy · Material Testing
Precious Metals Research

We examine and characterize metallic materials and develop new alloys, functional materials and processes for industrial practice

Physical Metallurgy belongs to the founding departments of the fem. Central tasks of the department are the production, processing and metallurgical testing and characterization of metallic materials for the jewelry, dental or electrical industry. This includes alloys and composite materials whose structures and microstructures are examined in terms of mechanical, thermal and functional properties. Particular attention is paid to the relationship between production, processing and loading of materials and alloys in practical use.
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Research and Development

  • New alloys and functional materials
  • Tempering mechanisms of metals
  • Exploration of casting procedures
  • Innovative production methods
  • Joining technology and solder materials
  • Material testing and characterization

Services

  • Damage analysis, consultation and expert reports
  • Optical and scanning electron microscopy
  • Metallographical examinations
  • Testing of mechanical properties
  • Examination of layers and coatings
  • Accredited according to DIN EN ISO/IEC 1702

Current Research Projects

The transfer of knowledge from research to industrial practice is all the more successful the earlier we cooperate with SMEs and large companies in our R&D work. This is why we are always on the lookout for companies to join the Project Support Committees (PA) of our new and ongoing IGF projects. If you are interested, please contact the respective contact person directly or use the contact form.
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NEW: Standardization of the mechanical characterization and quantification of material properties for modeling the time-dependent deformation behavior of semi-finished products made of highly conductive Cu alloys Summary (german)

NEW: Products optimisation with New Additive Manufacturing Powders Research Project

NEW: MaterialDigitial Research Project (german)

Beryllium Substitute in Copper Alloys Research Project (german)

Development, manufacturing and thermoplastic moulding of nickel-free, platinum-based, biocompatible metallic solid glasses Research Project (german)

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Contact

Dr. Ulrich Klotz
Head of Department
P +49 7171 1006-700
Dr. Miriam Eisenbart
Deputy Head of Department
P +49 7171 1006-704

Equipment and Procedures

  • New Metallurgical Laboratory
  • Electric arc and induction furnace
  • Vacuum investment casting
  • Additive Manufacturing
  • High resolution Field Emission Scanning Electron Microscopy (FE-SEM)
  • Focused Ion Beam (FIB)
  • REM/FIB-Preparation

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