Active thermography laboratory

The laboratory is focussed on thermographic material analyses methods, which are based on active thermography. We deal particularly with infrared non-destructive (also nondestructive) testing (IRNDT), which belongs to modern methods for inspection of surface layers or thin parts of various materials. We perform thermovision non-destructive testing of components from various materials. Infrared inspection of material, so called infrared defectoscopy, is method capable for detection of internal imperfections in material, such as cracks, defects, voids, cavities and other inhomogeneities. Thermographic testing of material is possible to be performed in our laboratory or directly at customer place.

Our staff Ing. M. Švantner, Ph.D., is a member-expert of working group CEN/TC 138/WG 11 "Infrared thermographic testing" of the European Committee for Standardization.


  • Utilization of IRNDT methods for practical applications
  • Determination of measurement procedures and their parameters for different applications
  • Prototype components inspection
  • Verification of industrial usability of inspection methods for required applications
  • Preparation of an IRNDT inspection system prototype and its verification
  • Research and educational support
  • Development of new inspection methods and procedures for infrared testing



27th International Conference on Metallurgy and Materials - METAL 2018

We have participated in the 27th International Conference on Metallurgy and Materials Metal 2017 with a contribution: : 1. Muzika L., Švantner M., Skála J., Tesař J., Čížek P., Use of IRNDT Evaluation for Crack Detection induced by Cyclic Loading, 2... more →


Student of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering in Brno used for his diploma thesis software for thermographic testing LabIR® NDT

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New article: Lock-in and pulsed thermography for solar cell testing

The renowned scientific journal Applied Optics published our paper. more →