Composite Layup Evaluation Services
LAYUP EVALUATION OF FIBER REINFORCED COMPOSITES
IMR's composites analysis lab utilizes advanced sectioning techniques and digital microscopy to evaluate the layup of composites after curing. Features such as spacing, density of fiber, voiding, and separation can be imaged on large form samples. Digital images allow for numerous micrographs to be stitched together into one mosaic image showing overall layup quality.
Proper layup and curing of composites can strongly influence physical properties such as strength, toughness, hardness, high/low temperature characteristics, or wear resistance. Evaluating these properties helps determine the if the layip meets the needs of the application.
- Optical Microscopy
- Digital Microscopy
- SEM/EDX (Scanning Electron Microscopy / Energy Dispersive Analysis)
- Image Analysis
IMR performs a large variety of physical, mechanical, and chemical testing methods to help manufacturers in the aerospace, transportation, and medical device industries verify material properties.
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POLYMER CHARACTERIZATION SERVICES
Accelerated Aging (Heat, Fluids)
Brookfield Rotational Viscosity
Coefficient of Expansion
Coefficient of Friction
Compressive Properties (-240ºF to 660ºF)
Dynamic Mechanical Analysis (DMA)
Flammability (UL94, FMVSS 302, ISO 3795, SAE J369, ASTM D5132)
Flexural Properties (-240ºF to 660ºF)
Gloss (ASTM D523, D4039)
Heat Deflection by TMA (E2092)
Lap Shear Testing
Melt Flow Rate/Index
SEM-EDS for Fillers
Tear Resistance of Films & Sheeting
Tear of Rubbers & Elastomers
Tensile Properties (-240F to 660F)
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