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Max Diedering
Metallographer, Management laboratory-Services
Senior-Expert for Metallography & refractometry

+49 8106 9941 14


Dr. Stefan Loibl
Graduate Chemist
Expert for Analytics and Composites

+49 8106 9941 65

Fracture and material failure

Mechanical stress or fatigue often lead to cracking or a component failure by fracture. Crack distribution, fracture surfaces and material properties as well as the microstructure structure formation allow to draw conclusions about the cause of the damage.

In many cases, clear statements about the present damage mechanism as well as conclusions about the damage process be drawn by expert evaluation of these characteristics and features.

Engineer standards: VDI- Norm 3822 Page 2,3

[Translate to English:] Bruch einer Implantatschraube
[Translate to English:] Wasserstoffversprödung

Society for Materials Testing
Ensuring quality | Accompanying development | Analyzing damage | Passing on knowledge

GWP Gesellschaft für Werkstoffprüfung mbH
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85604 Zorneding/München

Tel. +49 8106 994110
Fax +49 8106 994111

Handelsregister München
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General Manager
Dr. Julius Nickl