Nordmetall GmbH – your specialist in highly dynamic materials testing

We help you to determine complex material properties.

We offer you solutions to your specific challenges: Do you need to choose the right material to withstand the loads of your application? We can help, for example, by creating material cards for FEM simulations of very fast processes.

We help you to understand, evaluate, and use materials.

We make sure that every material is used at the right time and in the right place.

We are your partner in finding the best material for your application

Nordmetall GmbH is a private research company and engineering consultancy directed by Dr. Norman Herzig.

Our team of more than 15 experienced materials scientists, engineers, and technicians finds the right solution for each specific requirement of every customer.

We focus on the characterization of the strength and failure behavior of materials and components from the static to the dynamic-impact loading ranges, and on the analysis and constitutive description of material behavior for numerical simulations.

We have an extensive range of testing devices, most of which we developed ourselves.

We develop innovative testing methods to find the best solution to each customer’s challenge.

Comprehensive analysis and independent advice

Our colleagues work together across disciplines to find the best solution for your requirements. We make use of our team’s extensive experience but are also happy to break new ground. We approach every task in full awareness of our responsibility for the safety of future products. We place great importance on transparency and honesty together with direct and open communication as an essential basis for cooperation with our clients. We always see ourselves as equal partners.

Be assured that we will analyze your specific problem comprehensively and advise you honestly and independently.


Dr. Norman Herzig
Dr. Norman Herzig

Nordmetall GmbH

Adorfer Hauptstraße 16
09221 Neukirchen

T +49 371 503490 0
F +49 371 503490 11

How did Nordmetall GmbH come to be?

1927 – 1970

The historical origin of the Nordmetall GmbH name is the Nordmetall company founded in Bremen in 1927 by Hans Meyer. The family-run company manufactured silver-plated tableware until 1970. In 1970, it was sold to Bremer Silberwarenfabrik.

1996 – 2003

In 1996, Hans Meyer’s grandson, Prof. Lothar Meyer, refounded the Nordmetall company in Eibenberg in the Erzgebirge region, initially as a company constituted under civil law (GbR). The company was given a new orientation and a new business focus.

From 1992 until 2009, Prof. Lothar Meyer was holder of the “Materials for Mechanical Engineering” professorship at the Chemnitz University of Technology (TU Chemnitz). TU Chemnitz and Nordmetall concluded a cooperation agreement and worked together intensively to their mutual benefit. During this time, we collaborated on the building of a high-dynamics laboratory for the dynamic-impact testing of materials and components.

2003 – 2009

Nordmetall GmbH was founded in 2003 and, to the present day, has operated successfully in the market as an international specialist in highly dynamic materials testing for uniaxial and multiaxial applications. Nordmetall worked closely with TU Chemnitz on research and teaching activities as part of a cooperation agreement until 2009.

2009 – today

In 2009, the Nordmetall company split from TU Chemnitz and moved to its current location in the Adorf district of Neukirchen in the Erzgebirge region.

Today, more than 15 highly qualified scientists and engineers work under the direction of Dr. Norman Herzig on solving difficult metrological problems in the high-speed characterization of materials and components and creating constitutive material laws for the numerical simulation of dynamic-impact processes (crash loading, forming and cutting, security against ballistic and blast threats). We also work continuously on improving our testing technology and expanding our range of tests. A recent focus of our work lies in exploring materials and processes for additive manufacturing (metal 3D printing).