Experimental facilities

Mechanical testing facilities

  • Servo-hydraulic testing machines for static and fatigue testing (Schenck 400kN and 100 kN)
  • Electro-mechanical testing machines for static testing (Zwick 100 kN, Instron 50 kN (with environmental cell) and 2kN)
  • Electro-mechanical testing machines for static and fatigue testing (Intron Electropuls 10kN (with environmental cell))
  • Impact testing (Instron Ceast impact pendulum)
  • Micro-mechanical testing machines for in-situ microscopy/spectroscopy testing (Linkam 200 N thermal-mechanical rig)
  • Hardness testing (Micro-Vickers, Rockwell)

Contact person: Klaus Kjær


Thermo-mechanical testing facilities:

  • Differential scanning calorimetry (TA Instruments Q2000 , Netzsch STA 409 PC, Netzsch STA 409 PC)
  • Thermogravimetric analysis (TA Instruments Discovery, Netzsch STA 409 PC, Netzsch STA 409 PC)
  • Dynamic mechanical analysis (TA Instruments Q800)
  • Thermo-mechanical analysis (TA Instruments Q400)
  • Dilatorimetric analysis (Netzsch DIL 402)

Contact person: Thomas Sørensen


Microscopy facilities:

  • Scanning Electron Microscopy (Zeiss EVO 60)
  • Light Optical Microscopes (Zeiss Axio Imager 2, Zeiss Axio VertA1)
  • Optical rheology system (Linkam CSS450)

Contact person: Thomas Sørensen


Spectroscopy facilities:

  • Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (Perkin Elmer Spectrum One, Bruker Lumos)
  • Raman Spectroscopy (Renishaw Invia micro-Raman spectroscope)

Contact person: Lars Sosgaard Jensen


Rheology facilities:

  • Capillary rheometers (Göttfert Rheotester 1000, Instron Ceast SR50)
  • Rotational rheometers (Parr-Physica MCR500, TA Instruments DHR HR3 & Ares G2)

Contact person: Thomas Sørensen Quaade


Metrology facilities

  • Surface roughness analysis (Somicromic Surfascan s-M3)
  • 3D reference machine (Zeiss Contura)

Contact person: Thomas Sørensen Quaade


Sample preparation facilities:

  • Grinding and polishing machines
  • Polymer compounding and extrusion (ThermoScientific Prism Eurolab 16 extruder, DSM Xplore microcompounder)
  • Polymer injection molding (ThermoScientific – Haake minijet II, Babyplast, Ferromatic Milacron K110)
  • Thermoset vacuum infusion facilities
  • High pressure solid state foaming

Contact persons: Henrik Wiberg / Klaus Kjær


Heat treatment facilities:

  • High temperature furnaces up to 1500ᵒC in different environments 

Contact person: Thomas Sørensen


Department of Materials and Production

Fibigerstræde 16, 9220 Aalborg - Denmark