The test laboratory of the Fraunhofer IGP is closely involved in the ongoing research projects by the faculties of the Institute. Test functions from the business sector are also handled here. In order to meet the high quality requirements from research and business, the test laboratory is accredited in accordance to DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025:2005 by the German accreditation body DAkkS.
Since the founding of the test laboratory, extensive knowhow has been built up in the fields of experimental studies into materials, fasteners, joints and coating systems. The main focus of the work is not only on accredited tests, but also on standardised and non-standardised tests and component testing. The focus in these areas lies on the high standards of quality and the reproducibility of the tests. In addition, further standardised processes are being continuously added to the portfolio. The testing services offered by the laboratory include mechanical and technological tests, leak testing, corrosion tests, chemical and physical tests and surface characterisations. The laboratories have a broad machine park available for these applications. The testing portfolio is constantly being expanded and currently comprises the following tests: