materials science lab
Damage assessment expertise

Want to investigate material damage? Our experts will give you more isight into the cause of damage.

Materials science

Types of tests in our materials science lab

Material damage in moving technical systems is a regular occurrence. Think, for example, of broken rails or cracks in a wheel axle. The consequences can be disastrous. Risks vary from a shortened lifespan of a component or system, to machine failures and life-threatening situations. Material damage is often caused by material fatigue, the result of long-term load changes on the material. It is therefore important to understand the condition of materials. It helps you determine the residual life and prevent damage. DEKRA's materials science laboratory examines the condition of materials and, if necessary, the cause of damage.

DEKRA carries out a wide range of tests and investigations in the materials science laboratory. These include:
  • damage assessment of both small objects and large equipment
  • determining the material composition and material properties of a component
  • determining whether components meet the requirements
  • non-destructive testing of components
We deal with a diverse range of complex issues concerning components and systems. We always do that in combination with our expertise in materials and years of experience in materials assessment. As many of the issues are unique, the solutions tend to be customised. Our modern materials science laboratory allows us to provide this customisation. The versatile laboratory is equipped with a wide range of instruments and devices to carry out each type of test, measurement or inspection. This allows us to gear our tests in material science to your specific case.
Flexible testing process

DEKRA experts are flexible and proactive. Even mid-testing we keep a close eye on the interim results. If early results points out that an adjustment to the test process will provide you with more insights, we will make direct improvements to the test process.

Almost a 100 years of experience

DEKRA was founded in 1925 and has since become one of the world's largest testing, inspection and certification companies. This gives us access to unique data and knowledge with which we can make reliable statements about, for example, the residual life of your materials.

Customized testing

Our extensive materials science laboratory offers a wide variety of testing options. Our experts work closely with you to deliver the best results to meet your unique needs.

Insights into materials for asset lifecycle management

For optimal asset lifecycle management, insight into your components and systems is crucial. Information about the condition and the degradation process helps you keep a grip on quality and safety during the entire lifecycle. If there is, however, a malfunction or damage, then the experts of DEKRA will investigate the cause and source in our materials science laboratory. We have an interdisciplinary approach. When necessary, our experts in material science call upon the expertise of our DEKRA colleagues from, for example, the tribology or mechanics department.

Flexibility and customization

DEKRA’s well-equipped materials science laboratory provides flexibility in testing. We can gear all our equipment to your specific situation. We customise our measurement and testing systems according to your issues. This high level of flexibility ensures that no task is too difficult for us. You can therefore come to us with any case.

Behind the scenes at DEKRA Materials Science

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Choose your damage assessment pack

    Basic damage assessment

    Analysis by an expert to investigate the damage and determine the cause and circumstances of the damage. You will receive a concise report with all relevant points for effectively repairing of the damage​
    • Quick insight into damage and cause
    • Brief but complete damage report ​
    • Efficient process at low cost
    What's included in the basic pack?Rate
    Damage assessment
    + quickscan report
    Starts at € 500,-