Materials Laboratory

Our products for the aviation and power industry are subjected to the highest loads in use, and these in turn are reflected in the demanding customer specifications with respect to material properties and process reliability during production. Testing and assessing mechanical characteristics and material structures is thus the indispensable basis of our material competence and the reliable alignment of our manufacturing methods.

Leistritz therefore systematically established its own personnel competences in material engineering many years ago and has invested strongly in testing technology.

In our competence centre at our Remscheid site we now carry out around 25,000 tests every year on modern test equipment: tensile tests, hot tensile tests, notched-bar impact tests and 3-point bending tests, Brinell/Vickers/Rockwell hardness tests, stress-rupture and creep tests, hydrogen analyses as well as metallurgical micro- and macro-analyses. We have experience with all materials used by the aviation and power generation industry such as steel, titanium and nickel-based alloys, as well as the new material class of titanium aluminides. The necessary test pieces are also produced in our own specialised workshop. In the laboratory at our plant in Chonburi/Thailand we also have those testing possibilities. 

The efficiency and performance of our two laboratories has been confirmed by independent institutions through their accreditation according to DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025:2005 as well as approvals from our customers of the aviation and power generation industry.