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ÅF Test Center

Experience and expertise

With experience working in different industries, ÅF offers expertise in design, project management and testing.

The energy, automotive and aerospace industries need function-related tests and specialists in simulation for the manufacturing divisions and as an engineering and consluting company offering creative solution, ÅF can assist you to guarantee on time and cost efficient production. 

ÅF can cut your lead times, while also reducing the risk of unpleasant surprises and the need for reruns. Our testing services range from test development to materials testing and verification tests in electronics and mechanics.

ÅF Test Center

If you need additional capacity or equipment, we can perform the test at ÅF Test Center, our own well-equipped test facility in the Swedish city of Borlänge. ÅF Test Center has a proven track record in testing and verifying the mechanical properties of components and subsystems in vehicles, machinery and equipment. We can set the foundation for safer and more efficient product development. ÅF Test Center can also provide clients with on-site test engineers.

Climate testing

ÅF conducts climatic tests on mechanical, electrical and electronic components and equipment. 

Design and manufacture of test equipment

ÅF has extensive expertise in rig development and designing test methods. 

Energy absorption

We can test energy absorption, for instance in the context of vehicle collision impact.

Field testing and load analysis

ÅF’s test engineers install sensors for force, temperature, pressure and strain. We have experience from measuring in real life conditions and proving grounds, for construction machines, forestry machines, mining equipment, trucks and rolling mills. ÅF works with signals from CAN, GPS and cameras.

Durability testing

We can also help you to make sure that products can withstand certain loads and other environmental factors such as temperature during their lifetime.

Strength calculations

ÅF’s test engineers are experienced in FEM analysis, manual-based calculations and lifetime durability.

Strength testing

We are experienced in areas such as static strength, constant amplitude testing, spectrum testing, turning fatigue testing and multi-channel testing. We also test automotive and machinery components for fatigue and can generate fatigue data and Wöhler curves.

Technical studies

ÅF can carry out technical studies and develop methodologies for your needs.

Vibration testing

We are experienced in vibration testing of components and devices.

Material analysis

ÅF offers material analysis of all kind of materials and have access to modern and state of the art instruments.

Failure analysis

We perform systematic investigations of failures and industrial damages.


Magnus Skärhem

Magnus Skärhem

Head of ÅF Test Center
Björn Andersson

Björn Andersson

Senior Test Technician Deputy Manager ÅF Test Center