Innovations and Industry Experts at the ZwickRoell Forum for High Temperature Testing

16x9 2018 ZR Forum

April 9, 2019, Fürstenfeld, Austria

Experts at the 4th annual ZwickRoell Forum for High-Temperature Testing will present the latest innovations and trends in the field of high-temperature and creep testing. Join us on April 9, 2019, at Messphysik company headquarters in Austria to learn more about emerging technologies and demo the latest equipment. The keynote will be held by Dr. Jan Stefan Roell, CEO, ZwickRoell GmbH & Co. KG and Peter Ruchti, Managing Director, Messphysik Materials Testing GmbH. The schedule of events include presentations, workshops, and demos of testing systems and extensometry solutions. 


  • Creep Measurements on Carbon Containing Refractories - Martin Stückelschweiger, K1-MET GmbH, Austria
  • Thermo-Mechanical Fatigue Testing - Dr. Karl-Heinz Lang, Karlsruher Institute of Technology, Germany
  • Measurement of Mechanical Properties up to 1600 °C for the Development of High-Stressed Sinter Materials - Clemens Steinborn, Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems IKTS, Germany
  •  Compressive Creep Behavior of ZrB2-SiC Based Ultra-High Temperature Composites - Prof. Rahul Mitra, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India
  • Increased Exploitation of CFRP Composites for Aerospace Structures under Thermo-Mechanical Loading - Martin Liebisch, German Aerospace Center (DLR), Institute of Composite Structures and Adaptive Systems, Germany
  •  Bespoke Set-Ups for Thermo-Mechanical Fatigue Testing - Dr. Mark Whittaker, Swansea University, United Kingdom
  •  Forming Limit Diagram and Hot Gas Bulge Testing of 7xxx-Series Aluminum Alloy Sheets Over a Wide Range of Temperatures - Prof. Mike Bruhis, McMaster University, Canada


  • High-Temperature Testing incl. Non-Contact Strain Measurement - Dr. Thomas Leitgeb-Simandl, Messphysik Materials Testing GmbH, Austria
  •  Creep Testing incl. Non-Contact Strain Measurement - Lukas Unger, Messphysik Materials Testing GmbH, Austria
  • Thermo-Mechanical Fatigue Testing - Stefan Mitterhuber, Messphysik Materials Testing GmbH, Austria


Consult with engineers on the latest testing options and get an up-close look at the testing machines on display.

  • Creep and creep fatigue testing under alternating load
  • Creep testing and creep crack growth testing
  • Fatigue crack growth and creep fatigue crack growth
  • Thermo-mechanical fatigue testing
  • High-temperature tensile testing in air (up to 1,200°C / up to 1,500°C)
  • Non-contact optical strain measurement at high temperatures
  • Testing of hydrogen embrittlement
  • Creep testing of plastics and composites
  • Modernization options for creep testing machines
  • Customized applications

Event participation is free of charge and accommodations can be requested through ZwickRoell by contacting