Electrics and electronics

Plastic edge connectors

Plastic edge connectors

This project investigates the "blister effect" observed on plastic edge connectors in series production, inhibiting the assembly of casing covers.

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LED circuit boards with a silicone lens system

LED circuit boards with a silicone lens system

This project looks at the detachment of the silicone component in the area of the LED chip in automotive headlights with the aid of microscopic methods.

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GRP safety sleeves

GRP safety sleeves

The project involves the investigation of a batch of high-voltage safety sleeves that show high reject rates due to self-ignition.

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Automotive

Analysis of tear propagation behaviour of CRP

Analysis of tear propagation behaviour of CRP

Special test processes are used to analyse the failure of CRP components in an automotive engine hood.

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Examination of vehicle fuel tanks

Examination of vehicle fuel tanks

Extrusion blow-moulded car fuel tanks have a reduced barrier layer thickness (EVOH) in the area of the pinch-off weld.

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Construction

Testing of air-conditioning pipes

Testing of air-conditioning pipes

This project involves the examination of welds on pipelines being laid for the air-conditioning system in a new construction project.

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Material selection for fixing systems

Material selection for fixing systems

To select the material for outdoor fixing systems, the long-time behaviour of polyethylene types is determined.

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Packaging

Damage analysis on outer film packaging

Damage analysis on outer film packaging

This project looks at the failure of carrier straps bonded to sixpacks shrink-wrapped with plastic film.

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Crack formation in PET bottles

Crack formation in PET bottles

Microscopic methods are used to examine leaks in the area of the thread on returnable PET bottles.

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Quality assurance for barrier coating

Quality assurance for barrier coating

Using spectroscopy, an evaluation is made of the quality of barrier coats applied to plastic cups.

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Medical technology

Damage analysis on an oxygenator

Damage analysis on an oxygenator

In this project, numerous complaints were received about surface cracks on one of the device's aspiration ports. A microscopic analysis was made to clarify the situation.

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Miscellaneous projects

Examination of POM gear racks

Examination of POM gear racks

Analysing the cause of customer complaints describing the early failure of POM gear rack elements.

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Processing of recyclate

Processing of recyclate

An examination is made of the occurrence of clogging of the melt filter screen when processing post-consumer polypropylene (PP).

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Examination of additively manufactured parts

Examination of additively manufactured parts

Additively manufactured parts are examined microscopically to identify any quality-reducing characteristics.

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