Equipment & Infrastructure


The principle of dilatometry is based on the dilatation caused by material density change as a result of temperature or phase transformation. In addition to measuring dilatation coefficients and monitoring of phase transformations, the dilatometer can be used for the simulation of welding cycles, thermomechanical processing or thermal treatments. Furthermore, it allows for material characterisation in case of cryogenic use.


  • Induction furnace with heating rate up to 4000 K/s
  • Quenching with cooling rate up to 2500 K/s
  • Deformation modes: compression, tension
  • Thermal treatment in vacuum or protective atmosphere

Additional options

  • Cooling down to cryogenic temperatures (-160 °C)
  • Furnace for non-metallic samples
  • DSC/DTA heads (max temp 1350 °C – max heating rate 800 K/min)
  • Load or deformation control during thermal cycle