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The IWT mechanical workshop is an in-house service provider and supports all research and service areas of Leibniz-IWT.

The main tasks are the production of test specimens, the taking of samples for damage investigation and the construction of special equipment for research purposes. The range of specimens includes all common types standardised according to DIN/ISO for metallic materials testing as well as special designs for the respective research contract.

Essential requirements from research and development - a clear documentation and traceability of the sample taking, a high reproducibility of the manufacturing processes, a low manufacturing influence on the material condition and high dimensional accuracy - must be fulfilled in order to keep the influence of the manufacturing process on the later measuring result as low as possible. In order to guarantee these standards, the IWT employs only specially trained personnel in the workshop.