The quality of a product is of importance for the function it has been designed to fulfill. The quality of a product exerts a direct and decisive influence on the safety of its use, on the customer’s ability to enjoy the product, on the relationship of mutual trust between the manufacturer and his customers as well as on the product’s shelf-life.

At the Institute of Forensic Science, a large variety of tests are carried out whose purpose it is to find out about the quality of a product:

  • Comparison to the standard – This comparison is composed of a series of tests
    whose goal it is to determine whether the product meets the requirements of the
    standard.
  • Compatibility with the specifications – With the help of a series of tests, it is possible to find out if a certain product complies with the specifications it is required to match and whether its manufacture complies with the requirements of the specifications.
  • Chemical tests – The purpose of these tests is to investigate the product’s composition and the quality of the materials the product is composed of.
  • Thermal analysis – The aim of these tests is to find out the thermal history of the product as well as its ability to function within the designated temperature range.
  • Mechanical tests – These tests are aimed at finding out the product’s mechanical suitability concerning the service conditions it is required to fulfill.
  • Optic and microscopic examinations – The purpose of these examinations lies in finding out the different parameters in context with the density of the product’s components as well as to determine the product’s surface quality.