ARNOLD Umformtechnik’s Fastener Testing Center offers customers and potential customers a full-service range covering inspection, testing, measurement and qualification of metal components – with a view to providing a suitable joining solution.
The Fastener Testing Center is part of the Competence Center concept which ARNOLD has been developing since 2006. The Testing Center carries out tests and examinations on the customers’ components and provides recommendations for possible uses of the products.
In the Technical Applications Laboratory alone, a total of 4 engineers and skilled workers examine the components in detail. Moritz Stahl summarizes the services, “After the tests, our customers know which joining solution is appropriate for the planned application.
If a specific joining solution is “set”, we may also suggest component optimization and supply constructive comments and suggestions for this.” As Research and Development Manager, he is responsible for the services provided by this technical applications department.
Analytical quality combined with competent professional assessment and advice
The particular range of services offered by the Fastener Testing Center covers everything from mechanical testing and the examination of product characteristics to metrics. Corrosion studies, metallography and technical cleanliness complete the range. Customers receive informative documentation and test reports on the examinations carried out. Alongside standardized test procedures, the Testing Center also offers additional, customized test programs.
According to Stahl, “By offering a wide range of measurement and test procedures, we are able to take the increasing demands of our customers into account. They expect a customized range of intelligent joining solutions combined with an innovatively equipped Technical Applications Laboratory.”
As a result, the company is even closer to the customer, supplies cost- and quality-relevant data and can respond promptly to the customers’ wishes. The figures illustrate that both existing and potential customers are happy to take advantage of these services: the Fastener Testing Center handles more than 300 requests for testing every year.