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KorroPad: New rapid test for stainless steel surfaces

KorroPad is the name given to a new rapid colour test developed at BAM Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing that enables stainless steel surfaces to be tested inexpensively and rapidly and also by non-specialists.
Press release 6/2014

Dipl.-Ing. Hans-Joachim Kühn receives 2013 Galileo Award

Dipl.-Ing. Hans-Joachim Kühn of BAM received the Galileo Prize for outstanding achievements and contributions in the field of materials testing at the 2013 Materials Testing Conference. The Galileo Award is a joint award from three technical-scientific associations: the Steel Institute VDEh, the German Association for Materials Research and Testing (DVM) and the German Society for Materials Science (DGM).
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New rapid test for evaluating fluoride in drinking water

In many countries, fluoride is added to drinking water as a preventive measure against tooth and bone diseases. Too high a concentration, however, can lead to health problems. A new rapid fluoride detection test developed by BAM can help in the future to determine these excessive concentrations of fluoride in drinking water quickly and easily.
Press release 2/2014

BAM examines the statue of Charlemagne in Müstair Monastery

The Charlemagne‘s statue of the Benedictine Monastery of St. John in Val Müstair is currently being thoroughly investigated in a research project funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation. BAM participates in the project. Non-destructive testing methods are being used to analyse the material to answer questions about the statue’s production, change, function and ultimately its dating.
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