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Project: Finding the optimum non-destructive testing method

We unite system manufacturers and companies in the plastics industry.

Manufacturers of testing systems and production companies from various sectors are participating in the non-destructive testing (NDT) enabler project with the aim of finding the most suitable testing method for each application. As a system manufacturer, you benefit from, among other things, the contacts of new interested parties, the acquisition of new customers and the development of new fields of application.

Your benefits

  • Opportunity to acquire new clients
  • Access to a wide range of real-life measurement tasks from the plastics processing industry
  • Generation of reference measurements for marketing and publications
  • Exploring the possibilities and limits, especially regarding existing competitive testing procedures
  • Orientation for future developments
  • Increasing your level of awareness 
  • Possible follow-up orders from users if the NDT method is suitable
Dr.-Ing. Giovanni Schober
Business Unit Manager | Customer and Project Management

Duration: 2 – 6 month
Costs:  from 2,000 € / test method
(depending on effort)

Request more information now!


Content and goal

Project goal

The plastics processing industry and its downstream industries represent an enormous market volume for non-destructive testing methods that has yet to be tapped. In Germany alone, there are over 4000 companies that are primarily dedicated to the direct processing of plastics. In many cases, non-destructive testing methods are not yet established there. However, due to increasing quality awareness and the trend towards digitalization and the collection of process data, interest in NDT methods is growing significantly. However, there is often a lack of suitable networking between the system providers and the existing inspection tasks. 
Take part in the NDT enabler project to establish networking!

Quality creates progress

You can benefit from the growing interest in NDT procedures too.
Participation in the NDT enabler project opens up the following opportunities for you:

  • Neutral expertise and contact to users
  • Contact mediation to task setters for subsequent implementation (if desired by the task setter)
  • Publication rights for our own investigations on the components provided by us in anonymized form (if not refused by the client) 
  • Systematic preparation (e.g. matrix presentation) and benchmarking of the results of the various tasks and the different NDT methods of the participants
  • Classification of the suitability of your procedure in comparison to the competitors


  • Acquisition of concrete and real existing tasks for NDT processes from industry
  • Pre-selection of suitable NDT processes based on the task definition
  • Sending the tasks and components to be tested (anonymized) to the participating system manufacturers
  • Performance of the NDT by the system manufacturers and SKZ
  • Forwarding of all results to SKZ
  • Evaluation and comparison with other NDT procedures
  • Forwarding of the results to the task setters and, on request, forwarding of contact details

We always ensure that the data is treated confidentially. As a participant, you receive a complete insight into your own results, while the results of the reference tests of other participants are compared anonymously. This allows you to assess the performance of your procedure and at the same time ensures that your data is treated confidentially towards third parties.


If you would like to take part in this exciting enabler project, please send us a short e-mail  
Your request is non-binding. I will be happy to advise you personally on the planned process and further details. In enabler projects, you participate in a group of companies with a common goal for your specific business case. In the company of an expert, you can engage in an exchange and learn together how you can master specific challenges. 
Did you know?!
You can claim research services for tax purposes under the Research Allowance Act! On the website of the Federal Ministry of Finance you can find out which legal framework conditions apply. We will be happy to advise you on further funding opportunities.
Please contact us if you have any questions. 
We look forward to work with you on this topic and to take this alternative path in contract research. 

Giovanni Schober

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