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Oesterreichisches Giesserei-Institut (Austrian Foundry Research Institute)

The ÖGI is a non-university, non-profit research organisation aiming to increase the fundamental understanding of materials and processes related to castings and light weight design. Major research effort is on the characterisation of materials related to their processing route. The Institute is involved in space research activities regarding accredited materials testing at low and high temperatures.

Technologies and competences

Recently, the ÖGI was involved in sebveral FP7, Horizon 2020 and ESA-projects. The contribution of the Institute was and is the thermal, electrical and structural characterisation of aircraft and space materials (e.g. titanium alloy, stainless steel, aluminium alloy, silicon carbide and
carbon fibre reinforced plastics)

Products and services in space

  • Accredited testing laboratory
  • Microstructure evaluation
  • Thermomechanical properties
  • Thermophysical properties

Space related test benches, laboratories, etc.

High and low temperature equipment to characterize thermophysical and thermomechanical properties of aerospace materials:
thermogravimetry, differential thermal analyzer, heat-flow differential scanning calorimeters, pulse calorimeter, thermodilatometry, laser-flash equipment, computed tomography, sterss-strain testing, static and dynamic mechanical testing devices.

Employees 10 - 50
Turnover 5 - 10M€
Export quota space 100 %
  Research Development Production
Applied Research: Spacecraft
Applied Research: Launchers and Manned Flight      
Applied Research: Ground Segment      
Applied Research: Instruments and Payloads      
Applied Research: Satellite-based Services      
Basic Research for Space Technology      
Other Experimental Research

Oesterreichisches Giesserei-Institut (Austrian Foundry Research Institute)
Parkstrasse 21, 8700 Leoben
+43 3842 43101 0
Contact: Erhard Kaschnitz
Last modification: 2021-03-16