Technion Research & Development Israel Institute of Metals

Services foundry laboratory

Services of Foundry Laboratory – Israel Institute of Metals:

  • Innovative R&D projects in the metal forming and casting field.
  • Metallurgical engineering consulting for industry.
  • Cast product failure analysis to the industrial sector.
  • Conducting industrial researches sponsored by the industry and supported by the Israeli government.


The lab has the Accreditation Certificate No.023-05 from the Israel Laboratory Accreditation Authority (ISRAC):

  • ISO/IEC 17025: 2005 – Testing Laboratory
  • ISO/IEC 17025: 2005 – Inspection Activity


Semi-Industrial on-site Facilities:

  • High-vacuum unidirectional solidification casting machine.
  • Semi-industrial press for hot and cold sintering, pressing, extrusion, drawing etc.
  • Die-casting/sand-casting/investment casting/permanent-mold casting machines.
  • Low-pressure and vacuum casting machines.
  • Melting/induction/electrical resistance furnaces.
  • Melting under protective atmosphere.
  • Heat treatment with protective atmosphere or vacuum.
  • Semi-solid casting machines.
  • Power injection molding machines.
  • Melt-spinning technology.


Analytical equipment exploited:

  • OES – Optical Emission Spectrometer.
  • XRD – X-Ray Diffractometer.
  • AFM – Atomic Force Microscope.
  • SEM/HRSEM – Scanning Electron Microscope (including high resolution).
  • TEM/HRTEM – Transmission Electron Microscope (including high resolution).
  • DSC – Differential Scanning Calorimeter.
  • TGA – Thermal Gravimetric Analyzer.


More abilities:

  • Mechanical testings: Hardness/micro-hardness, Instron for tension, compression, flexure, fatigue, impact and torsion tests.
  • Dilatometer.
  • Corrosion testing.
  • Thermal conduction testing.
  • FTIR spectroscope.
  • Etc.