Growth

In 1904, the "Versuchsanstalt" is expanded to become the royal "Materialprüfungsamt" (MPA) and receives a modern building in Berlin-Dahlem - still the headquarters of BAM today.

The Material Testing Office in 1904

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A worker assembles a hydraulic testing machine for pressure tests up to 3,000 tons.

Testing Machine

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The MPA has departments for metals, paper, oils, building materials and a chemical laboratory. The large premises also allow for tests on fire protection.

materials research 1904

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Tests on fire protection

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