Testing services and consulting

The RMS Foundation offers advisory and test services to customers in the most deverse fields of application on an order basis and in line with its general business conditions GBC.

As an ISO 9001 certified institution, we carry out all testing services whenever possible according to or following an existing standard. All services are accredited to ISO/IEC 17025 (unless otherwise stated). More specific tests based on the described standard services are also possible by arrangement.

Fabrizio Bigolin (Team Leader Analytics & Materials Testing)

Abstract of services:

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  • Metals:
    Damage analysis, elemental analysis, microstructure, materialography, grain size, microstructure, non-metallic inclusions, corossion...

  • Polymers:
    Damage analysis, composition, degree of cross-linking, ash content, additives, calorimetric analyses...

  • Ceramics:
    Composition, crystalline phases/phase purity, trace element analysis, residual moisture, dissolution tests...

  • Mechanical Testings:
    Static and dynamic Testing of samples and components (tension, compression, bending, torsion)

  • Chemical Analysis:
    Qualitative and quantitative determination of inorganic and organic compounds in solids and solutions, identification of compounds/impurities, titrimetric analyses...

  • Surface Analysis:
    Element determination/impurities, topography, contact angle....

  • Coatings + Porosity:
    Composition, layer thickness/porosity

  • Powders + Particles:
    Technical cleanliness (VDA 19 part 1 / ISO 16232), particle size determination, vial occupancy, particle composition, determination of specific surface area of powders and porous solids...

  • Biocompatibility:
    Leachable & extractable, cleanliness, validation of reprocessing medical device procedures...

  • Tribology + Friction:
    Pin-on-disk friction and wear testing, wear testing (hip and spine simulator)

  • Various Testings:
    Failure analyses, climatic chamber tests (artificial aging), washing, sterilization and cleaning tests, density determination on solids and liquids, crack testing / dye penetrant testing, finite element analysis (FEA)

  • Validation + Consulting:
    Consulting, test planning and validation

Abstract of RMS testing devices:

AC
Autoclave
DSC
Differential Scanning Calorimetry
EDP
Electro-dynamic testing machine
EDX
Energy dispersive micro-domain analysis
GC-MS/MS
Gas chromatography coupled mass spectrometry
TOC, TN
Total organic carbon, Total nitrogen
HTS
Hardness test according to Shore
VHT
Vickers hardness test
ICP-MS
Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry
FT-IR
Infrared spectroscopy
ICS
Incubator shaker
CCS
Climatic chamber, simulation of environmental influences

CA
Contact angle measurements
EC-Pen
Corrosion measurements
LD
Laser diffraction (particle size distribution)
LM
Light microscopy
MTM
Materials testing machine
MTM Z5.0
Materials testing machine Z5.0
MCM
Microcalorimetric measurements
MAR
Microplate Absorption Reader
OES
Optical spark emission spectrometry
LO
Partikel analyzer (Light Obscuration)
PoD
Pin-on-disk wear tester
TS
Technical cleanliness testing

SEM
Scanning electron microscopy
RDG
Washer-disinfector
XRD
X-Ray Diffraction Analysis
XRF
X-ray fluorescence analysis
XPS
X-ray photoelectron spectrometer
SF
Sinter furnace
BET
Specific surface area
pH
Titrations, pH measurements
TOP
Topography, Roughness
TOR
Torsion testing machine
CGHE
Carrier Gas Hot Extraction Analyses
CBT
Circulation bending test

It will be a pleasure for the members of the RMS staff concerned to give you further information.

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