On Thursday, December 10 at 10 a.m. Eastern time, Zwick USA will host a free webcast to describe some of the challenges associated with achieving accurate measurement results for compression tests on composites.
Presented by Helmut Fahrenholz, Composites Industry Manager for Zwick/Roell, a global supplier of composite materials testing solutions, the webcast will outline key benefits offered by the innovative Hydraulic Composite Compression Fixture (HCCF) test device in support of compression testing.
The HCCF test device is designed for the testing of polymer matrix composites with unidirectional or multidirectional reinforcements. Its features reduce variances in test results such as the compression modulus and strength by ensuring proper specimen alignment and eliminating wedge movements which could amplify any bending moments occurring during the test. The device also enhances test throughput by easing access to the specimen, enabling the cleaning of the gripping inserts and simplifying the clamping procedure.
The presentation will indicate how the device conforms to several international testing standards such as ASTM D6641 for combined loading tests and ASTM D 3410 for shear loading compression tests, as well as ISO 14126 and prEN 2850.
Registration for this important event is offered free of charge and available here