With the two universal testing machines acquired at the end of 2015, fem was able to mechanically characterize metallic materials in strain-controlled test sequences (i.e. stress-relaxation test at temperatures up to 250°C) as well as testing at elevated temperatures (i.e. heat resistance test, creep strength test, determination of high-temperature shape memory properties).
The RetroLine equipped with a temperature chamber allows fem to perform testing in the temperature range of -70 °C up to +200 °C. At higher temperatures up to 1,250 °C in air, the Z100 AllroundLine testing machine with high-temperature furnace and extensometer provides the perfect solution. Testing is performed on precious metal alloys that are newly developed by fem for the jewelry industry, new copper materials for electrical applications, sample material made from additive manufacturing methods, samples from casting of refractory and reactive alloys, as well as newly developed metallic materials samples.