At Fraunhofer Center HTL, non-destructive testing methods can be used to examine components and material samples from almost all types of materials, including ceramics, plastics, metals, and composite materials. There is extensive experience in testing and evaluating series components for industrial customers. In addition to non-destructive testing, detailed microstructure examinations can be performed on materials in different manufacturing stages, for example, by preparing sections and examining them using scanning electron microscopy and light microscopy. If necessary, non-destructive testing methods or data evaluation algorithms can be customized to meet specific customer requirements (see Testing Methods). Non-destructive testing methods can also be combined with strength testing to quantify the effects of component defects (see Mechanical Testing).