Especially for automotive suppliers in the fields of plastics, paints and coatings, as well as man-made fibres and textiles, there are separate pages with typical questions on these focal points. However, we also examine other materials such as glass surfaces, friction linings, electronic components such as switches and circuit boards and much more.
As part of the first-sample tests for automobiles, our raw material and product analysis department carries out an identification and specification test in accordance with your OEM specifications. Accordingly, we also test the resistance of your samples within the scope of various environmental simulation tests. We will be pleased to prepare your individual analysis package. Please contact us!
We can also analyse the structure of competitor products for you.
Especially when things get difficult, namely when it is a question of clarifying failures or in the case of complaints, our failure analysis department can help you. We are pleased to be your independent consultant and provide you with professionally prepared test reports that you can forward directly to your suppliers. If a complaint indicates process problems or if you are planning a process optimisation, we are pleased to support you.
IATF 16949, which is common in the automotive industry, requires the commissioning of ISO 17025 accredited testing laboratories for analyses. We have been fulfilling this requirement for many years. We offer you a comprehensive and fast analytical service from a single source.
"testxchange", a digital platform that helps clients and laboratory staff to successfully complete testing projects together, spoke to Alexander Grosch, Laboratory Manager Automotive Testing at Analytik Service Obernburg ASO in May 2020.
Mr Grosch, how standardised or how individual are the requirements for inspection in general? Are the tests predominantly carried out according to a simple (factory) standard or do they usually have to be carried out according to many individual additional requests?
In order to prove the quality of products in the automotive sector, each OEM has specified numerous regulations for first-sample tests that must be confirmed by an accredited laboratory, and in some cases even by a laboratory specially approved by the OEM. The specifications are usually defined in one or more delivery regulations. However, a delivery specification usually applies to very different components (e.g. VW's TL226 for painted components in the interior). In addition, there may be differences in the scope of testing depending on the place of installation, the material or the surface finish. A delivery regulation generally only defines which test is to be carried out and sometimes also gives specifications. The actual tests are in turn described individually in their own test specifications or standards. These can be test specifications of the OEM or general DIN or ISO standards, but also standards of the German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA).
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