Article - 1 Oct 2010
Nanoindentation is a useful technique for measuring mechanical properties of small volumes of material. Applications include mineralogical analysis, thin film testing and scratch testing.
Article - 13 Apr 2006
Element Materials Technology’s polymeric analysis team offers a full range of testing and engineering services for polymeric materials.
Article - 15 Aug 2005
The FluoroLog-3 is a unique, modular system which allows the researcher to interchange a versatile range of accessories to correspond perfectly with the characteristics of a given sample. Definition...
Article - 13 Apr 2005
The rheology of polymers is impostant as it directly influences flow during processing. Rotational and capillary extrusion rheometers are reviewed and property determination outlined. Examples are...
Article - 9 Dec 2016
Additive manufacturing is a highly efficient manufacturing technique. This article looks at the use of powder rheometry to improve print quality.
Article - 3 May 2002
In sports such as mountaineering, rock climbing and abseiling, participants lives depend on materials. The development, standards, requirements and materials used for ropes are all covered.
Article - 26 Jun 2013
OIT measurements enable characterizing the long-term stability of hydrocarbons such as fats and oils as well as plastics such as polyolefins, especially polyethylene and polypropylene.
Article - 25 Feb 2014
Peter Bailey, Senior Applications Specialist for Instron Dynamic Systems, talks to AZoM about the benefits and applications of composites fatigue testing and how Instron's unique Specimen Self-Heating...
Article - 12 Feb 2014
The challenge faced by Bose was to measure dynamic material properties for optimization of sound performance in Bose products.
Article - 27 Jan 2014
In the automotive sector, test standards are an important factor where clutches, brakes, tires, engines, seatbelts, etc. are checked for their material properties to comply with a number of standards...