Analysis methods

To ensure the success of failure and damageanalysis on materials and products it is absolutely necessary to have sophisticated testing and analysis technology. It must cover different functions and it must be possible to combine these technologies in many different ways at short notice.

The Automotive Business Line has its own highly efficient laboratories. Any further methods that are required are available within SGS INSTITUT FRESENIUS or with reliable and competent cooperation partners. SGS INSTITUT FRESENIUS is one of Europe‘s largest and most versatile providers of analytics services.

In addition to its own specialised laboratories the Automotive Business Line has exclusive access to practically all relevant modern analysis methods for its problem resolution activities, all of which are naturally supported by high-qualified specialists. For our customers this is an invaluable benefit: they obtain all analytics services and expertise from one source, regardless of how complex their problem is.

Our range of services:

Regularly employed methods:

  • Materialography, target preparations, particle separation processes, etc.
  • Various mechanical testing processes
  • Light microscopy with all modern reflec- ted and transmitted light methods, digital image processing
  • Digital scanning electron microscopy (SEM), including ESEM and energy dispersive X-ray analysis (EDX)
  • Real time radioscopy, including 3D tomography
  • Time-of-flight secondary ion mass spectrometry (TOF-SIMS)
  • FT-IR spectroscopy, including ATR and microspectrometry
  • X-ray diffractometry (XRD)
  • X-ray fluorescence analysis (RFA)

Other methods employed:

Glow discharge optical emission spectroscopy (GDOES), Auger electron spectrometry (AES), X-ray photoelectron spectrometry (XPS), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), atom emission spectrometry (AES), gas chromatography coupled with mass spectrometry (GC-MS, TDS-GCMS), ion chromatography, ion selective analyses, various chemical and microbiological methods.


CTS Automotive
Mr. Dr. Olaf Günnewig
Joseph-von-Fraunhofer-Str. 13
D-44227 Dortmund
t +49 231 9742 - 7303
f +49 231 9742 - 7349

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