Mechanical material characterization, in particular determination of characteristic values for fiber-reinforced plastics, plastics, metals, wood, foams etc.

Possible tests according to different standards

  • Tensile tests
  • Print tests
  • Shear tests (inner laminar and interlaminar)
  • Bending tests (3-point, 4-point and mixed mode)
  • CAI (Compression After Impact) tests
  • Notch compression and tensile tests (OHT, OHC, FHT, FHC)
  • Strength testing on joined specimens (bonded, bolted, riveted, welded, etc.)
  • all tests can be realized at low or elevated temperatures
  • Determination of static, cyclic and strain-rate-dependent characteristic values possible


  • Zwick S250 SE
  • CNC Fräse Datron M75

Test force: max. 2N to 250 kN

crosshead speed: 0.00005 – 600 mm/min

crosshead return speed: max. 1000 mm/min

travel resolution of the drive: 0.192273 nm

test temperatures: -80 to +250 °C

hydraulic and screwed test fixtures

high-precision strain measurement by means of displacement transducer MakroXtens HP

high-precision 3-axis CNC machining center

machining area: 520 mm x 650 mm x 240 mm

precise production of test specimens for material characterization