Scientific Expertise

DendritenResearch into fundamentals of solidification and solid state phase transformations is essential. It enables us to accomplish a knowledge-based development of metallic materials for dedicated applications. We use state of the art experimental and analytical equipment, Thermo-Calc and our proprietary microstructure simulation software MICRESS® to comprehend the thermodynamics and kinetics of microstructure formation. Microgravity environment is used as a unique tool for specific solidification experiments to provide benchmark data for numerical modeling. Today’s exciting areas are aluminides, ferromagnetic shape memory alloys and solar silicon. Improving the properties of commercial steel grades, superalloys or aluminium alloys is challenging none the less.