MSI offers engineering and scientific consulting services related to materials dominated problems for industrial clients and assists large scale research programs world wide. Supported by MSIT.

Services Offered by MSI

Amongst others MSI services may comprise:


  • Building customer specific information systems on materials constitution

Targeted bibliographic search and literature analysis;
Critical evaluation of constitutional data and phase diagrams, on request and up to date;  
Installation of customized in-house information and knowledge systems for selected materials classes including continuous updating service and link to MSIT

  • Calculation and simulation of unknown phase configurations employing

Critical evaluation of boundary data (1900 - up to date)
Thermodynamic calculation, extrapolation and prediction of multicomponent equilibria by computer simulation & modeling
Verification of predicted events by experiments and generation of missing data
Application of results with additional (customer) expertise

  • Metallurgical engineering services

Metallographic examinations and services
Caloric measurements
Microstructure examination  
Sample preparation and broad spectrum of property testing
Material selection, identification and analysis

  • Microscopy services

Scanning Electron Microscopy
Optical Microscopy
Energy Dispersive Spectroscopy  
Light Element Detection

Materials Processes Problems Industries
  • Steels
  • Light Alloys
  • Semiconductors
  • Precious Metals
  • Hard Metal Compounds
  • Electronic Materials
  • Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics
  • Slags
  • Superconductors
  • High Temperature Materials
  • Extraction Processes
  • Casting Processes
  • Soldering
  • Welding
  • Sintering
  • Heat Treatment
  • Metal Purifiction
  • Joining
  • Recycling
  • Melting
  • Combustion
  • Materials compatibility
  • Selection
  • Processing
  • Alloy Development
  • Precipitation of Phases
  • Metastable Phases
  • Corrosion
  • Stress induced cracks
  • etc.
  • Metallurgical
  • Transportation
  • Aerospace
  • Energy Conversion
  • Medical
  • Semiconductor
  • Recycling
  • and others