Range of scientific services offered

The range of scientific services offered by the Institute of Materials Science, Joining and Forming includes the following points:

Materials research

  • Material selection according to the application
  • Selection of manufacturing processes
  • Provision of material-specific design data
  • Evaluation of structure conditions
  • Optimization of manufacturing and production processes
  • Training

Materials testing

  • Metallographic studies (light and electron microscopy)
  • Mechanical testing of materials
  • Thermo-mechanical testing
  • Examination of high-temperature properties

Failure analysis

  • Failure recording and documentation
  • Failure cause determination
  • Prevention of damage and failure
  • Expertises

If you want to take advantage of one of our scientific services, please contact our secretariat. For requesting expertise please directly contact Prof. Dr. Christof Sommitsch


Institute of Materials Science, Joining and Forming
Graz University of Technology
Kopernikusgasse 24/I
8010 Graz - Austria

Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn. Christof Sommitsch
phone: +43 316 873 7180
fax: +43 316 873 7187

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