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Facilities & Equipment "Lightweight Design"

The equipment of the IKW at the location Pirmasens is according to the expert opinion of the ASIIN on university level:

  • Ultrasonic testing system with diving tank lateral / rotary, 0.5 - 30 MHz
  • Ultrasonic testing system with air coupling 200 kHz
  • Universal testing machine Zwick 20 kN with optical length measurement
  • Universal testing machine Zwick 10 kN with mechanical length measurement
  • HDT / Vicat tester from Zwick
  • DSC by Perkin Elmer
  • 3D printer from fabbmatic
  • Measuring device for the thermal conductivity (self-made)
  • Impact pendulum from Hesscon
  • Film tester from Faurecia
  • MFR device from Göttfert
  • PolyLab from Fischer Scientific
  • Injection molding machine Arburg 50t clamping force
  • Injection molding machine Arburg 15t clamping force
  • Four pillar plate press from Collin
  • Twin screw extruder Kraus-Maffei with 3 gravimetric feeders
  • 3D shuttle loom from the company Mageba

The materials science and mechano-physical laboratories at the Kaiserslautern location carry with a variety of modern analysis and testing facilities for characterization, to understand the process-structure-property relationship and thus to the development and optimization of new materials and manufacturing technologies for industrial applications in the range of macro, micro and nanotechnologies in:

  • reflected light microscopes
  • 3D microscope
  • Atomic Force Microscope
  • Precision cutting and preparation equipment
  • spark spectrometer
  • Stylus instrument for topography analyzes - 35 nm to 1000 μm
  • Instrumented penetration test - 0.1 to 2000 mN
  • Micro hardness testing machine
  • Universal hardness testing machine
  • X-ray diffractometer
    • lateral resolution 30 μm
      • Microstructure analysis - nanorod sizes, lattice constants, composition, phases, texture
      • lattice distortion
      • local residual stress analyzes
    • lateral resolution 50 μm
      • Microstructure analysis - phases, texture
      • lattice distortion
      • local residual stress analyzes
  • Large Area Photoelasticity
  • Strength test in tensile, compression and bending tests
    • Micro tensile testing machine up to 0.5 or 2.5 kN
    • Universal testing machine up to 100 kN
    • Universal testing machine up to about 250 kN
  • Servohydraulic vibration testing machine force amplitude up to 125 kN
  • Rotating bending machine
  • Mikrobiegeschwingprüfmaschine
  • Low-reflection room (building I 205), floor area 18 m², volume 56 m³, lining depth 500 mm, cut-off frequency 170 Hz
  • Sound level meter (B & K 2231, 2233, 2250)
  • Dodecahedron D6-800_40 and power amplifier with noise generator PA 1000, (Stratenschulte)
  • Reference sound source B & K 4204
  • Sound power source B & K 4205
  • Sound intensity measuring system B & K 4437
  • Standard impact sound source
  • Sound level calibrator B & K 4231
  • Shaker LDS: 2.2 kN; RMS: 200 N
  • FFT analyzer: ONO SOKKI DS 2000
  • Various accelerometers: single and triaxial sensors
  • Various pulse hammers
  • Carrier frequency amplifier: HBM PMX, several Spider 8
  • Laser Interferometer
  • Modal Analysis Software Vibrant MEscope
  • 3D optical strain and strain analysis system