International Metal Service Materialprüfung

Material testing

Because real steel power always exists

Through our material testing, there is the possibility of you receiving standard material certified by an independent body directly from our warehouse. This shortens delivery times and you can respond even faster to customer requests.

Some applications require special properties of the material. With the help of our testing facilities, we approve the material for certain uses. For example, in the form of an approval for shipbuilding, for pressure vessels in the chemical industry or for parts used in nuclear power.

Material testing for every requirement

Different methods are used for testing the materials. Non-destructive testing includes, for example, ultrasound and dye penetrant testing. The tensile test and the notched impact test count as destructive testing. Of course, we certify every material test we carry out with a certificate or a sample report.

  • Determination of the chemical composition
    Also mobile, for example for a materials identification check
  • Tensile test from room temperature to 900°C
    Determination of Rm (tensile strength), Re or Rp0.2 (yield strength or yield point 0.2 %), A (elongation), Z (necking)
  • Notched impact test from room temperature to -196°C
    Determination of the notched impact energy (KV)
  • Hardness tests
    Brinell, Vickers, Rockwell, micro hardness test
  • Metallographic examinations
    Determination of microstructure, degree of purity, grain size, resistance to intergranular corrosion
  • Hardenability
    Jominy test

  • Non-destructive testing
    Ultrasonic testing, dye penetrant testing, magnetic particle testing
  • Remarkings
    For example, when six one-metre rods are sawn from a six-metre rod
  • Technological tests
    Bending test, ring tensile test, folding test, ring folding test, ring expansion test, ring mandrel test
  • Determination of magnetic properties
    Coercivity, hysteresis curve
  • Various tests
    Roughness measurement, concentricity test, dimensional test, chloride test, hydrogen test, heat treatment tests
  • Acceptance of materials by independent acceptance companies
    Preparation of a 3.2 certificate
If you have questions about our material testing or any special requests, then please feel free to get in touch with us.
Your benefits

In addition to our huge selection of steel and metal, you benefit from our expertise, experience, friendliness and, last but not least, our fast deliveries. Steel trading is our business and has a long tradition with us: We want to inspire you again and again with our strong performance, our comprehensive service and our excellent steel price.

International Metal Service Qualität


With high-quality products and our great service, we set new standards again and again. Highest quality characterises all areas of our business, from order acceptance to service and delivery.

International Metal Service


Special packaging, storage, prefabrication, express delivery or material testing. With our comprehensive service offers, we make your work easier.

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Delivery reliability

Our huge warehouses are full of steel and metal. Over 80,000 tonnes are immediately available and with you in the shortest possible time. On time and reliable.

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Locations near you

With ten locations from north to south, we are one of Germany’s largest steel traders. Our network of branches guarantees you short and cost-efficient routes, regardless of your location. And thus, the fastest deliveries.

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Global purchasing

As part of the JACQUET METAL Group, we source our articles from 160 suppliers in 25 countries. For you, our global purchasing means the largest possible selection and availability of thousands of steel and metal items.