IAM LAB

Our products have always been designed and manufactured to offer the highest level of quality and safety,
because we want to be sure that they are up to the function that they will perform.

IAM Design has created in its factories an area specifically dedicated to testing the various systems in order to rigorously test all the production. Below are some of the tests that are carried out regularly.

On request we can also perform tailor-made tests also on non-standard productions, after the tests we can provide reports and on request also certifications validated by authorized structural Engineers. Contact us for more information.


To verify compliance with specific functional and performance requirements, we perform a set of tests, measurements, assessments and inspections in our Test Laboratory. Our products are also tested qualitatively before, during and after production by experienced and specialized personnel.

1. Horizontal pressure resistance

This test is achieved as recommended in the regulation (UNI eN 1991-1-2, UNI 10806:1999, D.M. 14/01/08); it examines mechanical resistance to loads in railings, balustrades and balconies. Horizontal thrusts are applied up to the handrail for a fixed time; in this way, item break load can be identified.

2. Traction resistance

This test is achieved as recommended in the following regulations: UNI 10808:1999, tests mechanical resistance to loads in railings, balustrades and balconiy panels. UNI 10809:1999 establishes size features and mechanical performances of ready-made railings, balustrades and balconies, depending on the final use and installation location.

3. Impact resistance

This test is achieved as recommended in the regulations. We make a shifting body crash into the most critical spot of a glass sustained by Glass U profiles; from the release to the crash, the 1,5 m long and 50 kg heavy pendulum goes through 30 degrees. UNI EN 12600:2004 identifies a procedure for the pendulum crash test. UNI 1087:1999 examines mechanical resistance to loads in railings, balustrades and balconies.

4. Corrosion resistance

This test is achieved as recommended in the regulation UNI EN ISO 9227:2012 , that identifies device, reagents and procedure to follow in case of neuter salt mist (NSS), acetic-salt mist (AASS) and cupro acetic salt mist (CASS) tests. It therefore evaluates corrosion resistance to metallic materials, with or without anticorrosive protection, permanent or temporary. Items are placed in a room that nukes a 5% NaC1 saline solution, with pH between 6,5 and 7,2 and a +35°C fixed temperature. Test duration: 120 hours.