This facility is equipped for full microstructural and mechanical characterization of metallic materials.


Microstructural characterisation:

  • Metallographic preparation equipment
  • Microscopes (optical microscope with bright field, dark field and polarized light, scanning electron microscope with EDS and EBSD probes)
  • X-Ray Diffractometer (XRD)
  • Glow-Discharge Optical Emission Spectroscpy (GDOES) system for the determination of the elemental chemical composition (both in bulk and by concentration vs depth profiles)


Mechanical testing:

  • Tensile-compression testing machines
  • Fatigue testing machines (axial and rotating bending, both at room and at high temperature)
  • Charpy impact testing equipment
  • Hardness and microhardness testers
  • Tribometers (sliding: dry or lubricated, both at room and at high temperature, microabrasion).


Heat treatment:

  • Induction casting system with controlled atmosphere, magnetic and ultrasonic stirring
  • Air and controlled-atmosphere ovens
  • Equipment for thermal analysis (DTA/TGA)


Laboratory staff: Antonio Agostani, Iuri Boromei.


  • Iuri Boromei

    D cat. - technical, scientific and data processing area

    DIN - Servizi tecnici di laboratorio

    Viale Risorgimento 4

    Bologna (BO)

    Tel: +39 051 20 9 3469

  • DIN - Servizi tecnici di laboratorio

    Viale Risorgimento 4