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Department of Materials Engineering

Research Activities

We are engaged in research activity and comprehensive analysis of materials, modification and production technology, or other modifications. The researched materials are for instance perspective structural and tool steels, steel for power engineering, corrosion resistant materials, light alloys based on magnesium, aluminium and titanium, cast iron, polymer blends and composites, polymeric, ceramic and metallic biomaterials. Furthermore, our institute runs extensive research of decorative and functional PVD coatings with a broad chemical composition (TiN, CrN, AlTiN, DLC coatings, etc.).

Diagnostics of materials of machine parts include:

  • Structural analysis (light and electron microscopy and differential scanning calorimetry)
  • Analysis of the chemical composition
  • Testing wear, cavitation and corrosion
  • Mechanical tests