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.

ANALYSIS METHODS

  • 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.

For more information on our composite analysis capabilities, click here to request a quote, or click the button below.

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POLYMER CHARACTERIZATION SERVICES

Accelerated Aging (Heat, Fluids)
Bond Strength
Brookfield Rotational Viscosity
Coefficient of Expansion
Coefficient of Friction
Composite Testing
Compression Set
Compressive Properties (-240ºF to 660ºF)
Dynamic Mechanical Analysis (DMA)
Failure Analysis
Flammability (UL94, FMVSS 302, ISO 3795, SAE J369, ASTM D5132)
Fatigue Testing
Flexural Properties (-240ºF to 660ºF)
Gardner Impact
Glass Transition
Gloss (ASTM D523, D4039)

Hardness Testing (Barcol, Durometer/Shore)
Hazardous Substance Testing
Heat Deflection by TMA (E2092)
Impact Strength
Kinematic Viscosity
Lap Shear Testing
Melt Flow Rate/Index
Melting Point
Polymer Testing
SEM-EDS for Fillers
Taber Abrasion
Tear Resistance of Films & Sheeting
Tear of Rubbers & Elastomers
Tensile Properties (-240F to 660F)
UV Exposure

ACCREDITATIONS

Click here for a complete list of accreditations and certifications for all IMR Test Labs locations.