The Fraunhofer Institute for Nondestructive Testing consists of two parts, a body in Saarbrücken (FhG-IZFP) and a branch in Dresden (FhG-IZFP-D), Germany. The whole institute is engaged in research and development covering

• the physical principles of non-destructive testing,
• material characterization,
• control and monitoring of production processes and industrial plants and components.

The results achieved at the institute are used in industrial applications when quality assurance and/or proof of technical safety are required. The methodological expertise comprises the physical fundamentals, sensor technology, test instrument design and manufacturing, processing technologies, techniques for data evaluation and documentation, and, in addition, the qualification and validation of new inspection and testing procedures including instrument and system maintenance, staff training, and inspection and testing services.


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