DIL 2012 STD Dilatomer from Orton Ceramic Foundation

The DIL 2012 STD dilatometer available from Orton is used for Thermal Dilatometer Analysis (TDA), also called as dilatometry. TDA determines the dimensional change of a variety of materials, including composites, metals, glass, ceramics, carbon/graphite, polymers, minerals, etc. as a function of temperature.

A typical dilatometer test measures reversible as well as irreversible modifications in length during heating and cooling process, and identifies where reactions take place that cause contraction or expansion.

With the help of a dilatometer, test samples can be easily and quickly measured for determining thermal expansion ranges for R&D, QC or product certification, measuring thermal expansion ranges for glaze fits, and determining firing ranges and firing schedules.

Key Features

The main features of the DIL 2012 STD dilatometer are:

  • Allows test samples to be measured easily and quickly
  • Determines reversible and irreversible changes in length during heating and cooling
  • Pinpoints reactions that cause contraction or expansion


The applications of the DIL 2012 STD dilatometer are:

  • Softening point
  • Phase transition
  • Crystalline transformation
  • Glass transition temperature
  • Coefficient of Thermal Expansion (CTE)
  • Curie point
  • Isothermal creep
  • Sintering rate
  • Warping
  • Shrinkage
  • Bloating
  • Stress relaxation

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