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Laboratory Services

Umicore Tool Materials makes available to external parties the high level of specialist expertise of its laboratory. If you need services for chemical or physical analysis, Metallographic Examination, Mechanical Testing or Powder Metallurgy, Umicore Tool Material offers laboratory services.


  • An analytical laboratory specializing in powder metallurgy for over 60 years, formerly known as CERMEP (Centre Européen de Recherche en Métallurgie des Poudres).
  • In-depth expertise in physicochemical characterization, optical and electronic microscopy, mechanical testing, and powder metallurgy.
  • 12 trained, multi-skilled staff, supported by 4 experienced engineers.
  • More than 10,000 measurements per year for our own sites or external services.
  • A fleet of machines regularly renewed to benefit from the latest technological advances.
  • Triple ISO9001, ISO14001 and OHSAS18001 certification.
  • « Research tax credit » approval.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to reach out.