We provide a wide range of services
Our services include consultancy, trainings, process optimization, and material analysis. We do not only deliver results but also share our knowledge to optimize your products.
Do you need a complete solution to your materials related challenge? With consultancy and our wide range of available material testing techniques, we will achieve it.
Do you want to know more about the materials you use in their operating environment and how critical properties can be characterized? We provide detailed, tailored trainings related to your applications.
Do you want to optimize your production process? Our Lean Six Sigma based approach will achieve it.
Do you need quick results for your materials related challenges with expert interpretation? We are ready to perform material tests and share our knowledge.
Are you looking for a complete solution to the challenge for your application? Our Lab Aces team will support you throughout the process. We are happy to share our knowledge! Some of our specializations include: material process optimization, adhesives, technical cleanliness, plastics, metals, alloys, surface engineering and thermal properties. Want to know more? Contact us!
We provide a wide range of testing capabilities. Some of our specializations include Rheological, Thermal and Mechanical analysis. We also offer material characterization, root cause analysis techniques and surface characterization. We do not only deliver results but also share our knowledge to optimize your products.
We provide mechanical testing capabilities such as tensile testing, bending, compression, and lap shear testing. Tensile testing evaluates the strength and elongation of materials under tension, offering insights into their mechanical properties. Bending tests assess a material’s resistance to deformation under flexural stress, while compression tests measure its ability to withstand crushing forces. Lap shear testing is utilized to determine shear strength between bonded materials.
Viscosity assessment provides an understanding of a fluid’s resistance to flow, a crucial parameter in various industrial applications. This testing method involves measuring the internal friction of the fluid, revealing its thickness or resistance to deformation under shear stress.
Rheology, Elasticity & Stiffness
We provide rheological testing capabilities, delving into fluid and material behavior. Rheology testing provides a comprehensive understanding of how substances respond to applied forces and deformations, including elasticity, stiffness and flow properties. By subjecting materials to controlled stress and strain conditions, we analyze their rheological profiles, offering valuable insights into their behavior under various circumstances. This information proves instrumental in optimizing formulations, predicting performance in manufacturing processes, and ensuring the desired flow characteristics of materials in diverse applications, ranging from food processing to industrial manufacturing.
Hardness & Scratching
We provide hardness testing. Hardness testing is crucial for understanding a material’s resistance to indentation, scratching, or deformation. The results provide valuable information about the material’s durability, wear resistance, and overall mechanical strength. Hardness testing equips our clients with essential data for making informed decisions related to material selection, quality control, and ensuring the longevity and reliability of components across diverse industries.
Melting temperature testing is essential for understanding at what point a substance transitions from a solid to a liquid state. Using techniques like differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) or thermogravimetric analysis (TGA), we can precisely measure the temperature at which materials undergo this phase change. This information is critical for various applications, including material characterization, quality control, and process optimization.
We provide testing of glass transition temperatures for various materials. Glass transition testing is essential for understanding the point at which an amorphous material transitions from a rigid, glassy state to a more flexible, rubbery state. Using techniques such as differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) and dynamic mechanical thermal analysis (DMTA), we precisely measure this transition temperature, offering valuable insights into the material’s thermal behavior. This information is crucial in fields like polymer science, pharmaceuticals, and material engineering, enabling clients to optimize processing conditions, predict material performance, and ensure the stability of products across a range of environmental conditions.
We use Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC) to analyze the crystallization behavior of materials. DSC allows us to precisely determine the temperature at which a material undergoes crystallizations. This information is valuable in industries such as polymers, pharmaceuticals, and materials research, guiding clients in optimizing processing conditions and ensuring product quality.
We provide thermal degradation and oxidation analysis of materials. Thermal degradation testing involves exposing materials to elevated temperatures and observing changes in their properties. This process helps identify temperature thresholds at which materials degrade, providing essential information for applications requiring temperature stability. Additionally, oxidation testing examines how materials react with oxygen under various conditions. Utilizing methods like thermogravimetric analysis (TGA), we assess the extent of thermal degradation and oxidation. This data is instrumental in optimizing material selection, ensuring product stability, and enhancing overall performance in industries such as manufacturing and materials engineering.
Material & Surface Characterization
Molecular & Elemental Composition
We provide composition analysis of materials using techniques such as SEM-EDX and FTIR. SEM-EDX provides high-resolution imaging and precise elemental analysis, offering detailed insights into material composition. Simultaneously, FTIR allows for molecular identification through infrared radiation absorption, revealing information about functional groups and chemical compositions. We also offer analysis using GC-MS and GC-FID.
We offer defect analysis, utilizing sophisticated techniques to identify and characterize imperfections in materials. An example approach involves cross-section analysis, an examination that allows us to delve deep into material samples. By employing advanced methods such as SEM-EDX, we capture high-resolution images and concurrently analyze the elemental composition at the microscale. Our defect analysis services are invaluable for industries seeking to enhance product quality, optimize manufacturing processes, and ensure the reliability of materials in diverse applications.
We offer coating analysis services to evaluate the composition, thickness, and integrity of coatings on various substrates. This analysis aids in identifying potential defects, ensuring uniformity, and assessing the overall quality of coatings. Our expertise extends to characterizing coating materials, investigating adhesion properties, and offering insights crucial for industries such as automotive, aerospace, and electronics. Whether it’s for quality control, research and development, or troubleshooting, our coating analysis services contribute valuable information to enhance the performance and durability of coated materials.
We analyze the wetting behavior of materials, a critical aspect in understanding how liquids interact with surfaces and fundamental to succesfull adhesive application. By employing techniques such as contact angle goniometry and surface energy analysis, we provide detailed insights into wetting behavior, helping clients optimize surface treatments, coatings, and adhesives. This information is invaluable in various industries, including manufacturing, electronics, and medical devices, where controlling wetting properties is essential for product performance and reliability.
We provide measurements for density for various materials. We accurately determine the density of solids and liquids. This data is instrumental in diverse industries, including manufacturing, construction, and materials science, where optimizing material properties and ensuring product quality are paramount.
We offer a wide range of trainings to expand the competences of your team. Contact us for more information.
Custom Materials TrainingTraining tailored to your application
- Analysis of the competence needs in your team
- Custom made training to suit your needs
- Evaluation of content
- Rollout of training within your organization
- Questionnaires and other evaluation options
Material Analysis BasicsSolving problems with material analysis
- Material science basics
- Mechanical analysis theory & applications
- Thermal analysis theory & applications
- Rheological analysis theory & Applications
- Material characterization for root cause analysis
Rheology BasicsEverything to start testing
- Basic theory on Rheology and applications
- Interpretation of data
- Hands-on experience with a Rheometer
- Ability to book the Lab Aces Rheometer
Rheology AdvancedYour road to become a Rheology Ace
- Everything included in Rheology Basics
- In-depth Rheological theory and advanced applications
- Tailored to your specific testing applications
- Hands-on experience with testing your own material