Materials Laboratory


  • Accelerated ageing in controlled environment
  • Fatigue, flexural and tensile tests of materials in temperature controlled environment
  • Microscopic analysis, precision weighing and density determination
  • Portative determination of material thickness and hardness

Services using portable equipment:

  • Ultrasonic thickness measurement and composite bond testing
  • Temperature, moisture and humidity measurement

Materials laboratory equipment

Type Model Key parameters

Climate chamber with UV-light

Memmert ICH750L Temperature 0 60 C, Humidity 10 80% rh, UV wavelength 315 400 nm

Thickness gage

Olympus 38DL plus Thickness range 0,08 635,00 mm, resolution 0,001 mm

IR thermometer

Amir 7814 Temperature range -30 900 C, resolution 0,1 C, optical resolution D:S 60:1

Hardness tester

Bareiss HPE II Shore D, ASTM D2240

Moisture meter

Sovereign Quantum Marine Moisture in wood (1 25%) and composites (1 10%), resolution 0,1 , material thickness 10 25 mm


Olympus BondMaster 600M Pitch-catch mode 1..100kHz, defects 13mm and bigger, MIA mode 1..500kHz

Environment chamber

Instron 3119-605 MTemperature range: -100 350 C

Dynamic and fatigue test system

Instron E10000 Load capacity: 7 kN static, 10kN dynamic. Torque: 100Nm, range 5760. Dynamic frequency up to 100Hz.

Test system

Instron 5960 Capacity 50 kN, speed 0,001 600 mm/min, tests per standard ASTM C297, ASTM D790, ASTM D2344, ISO 14125, ISO 14130 and ISO 178.

Dissecting microscope

Motic SMZ-140 Trinocular, Magnification 10-40x, Working distance 80mm, 3MP camera.

Precision balance

Satorius Cubis 623 Capacity 1,5 – 620,0 g, readability 1 mg.

Metallurgical microscope

Brunel SP400 Magnification 50-800x, bright/dark field , polarizer, 5MP camera.

Price list

  • Dynamic and static fatigue tests of materials at controlled temperatures (-100 3500C) – 30 €/h
  • Microscopic analysis, precision balancing and density determination – 30 €/h
  • Determination of gelcoat thickness, material hardness, humidity and defects in companies on spot – 30 €/h
  • Hygrothermal ageing and durability in maritime climate environment – 10 €/day



Model testing, materials testing

Laboratory Technician