Thermoplastic parts can fail. This is no secret. However, when it has happened it is crucial to find out the reason for the failure of a part. Here is a short list of thermal analysis techniques and which questions they can answer in your failure analysis.
Failure of injection-molded thermoplastic parts appear in a wide range of forms. Often, the selected material or the production process of parts and components are the cause of the problem. Whenever faulty parts leave the machine, it is important to find the underlying cause of the failure. We selected two common failures of thermoplastics and show how thermal analysis can help determine the cause of failure.
The flexibility of the DMA GABO EPLEXOR® through its independent drives allows for the realization of a great variety of test conditions from practical applications in a laboratory setting. Dr. Sahbi Aloui explains how you can use the DMA GABO EPLEXOR® to exactly simulate the load situation of a respective application.
Most industrial chemical processes are based on catalysis, which means that its economic importance is enormous. NETZSCH, Micromeritics and Malvern Panalytical are jointly organizing a two and a half day workshop on analytical techniques and methods for the characterization and optimization of heterogeneous catalysts in March 2020. Learn more about the program in this blog article!
In times of digitalization and Industry 4.0, the topic of Big Data plays an increasingly important role. Whether in industrial companies, social media or during personal shopping in the supermarket, huge amounts of data are generated and stored every day. NETZSCH Analyzing & Testing keeps up with the times and takes on these new topics in the field of thermal analysis. In the new blog series, our data scientists familiarize you with the new terms.
We proudly announce the extension of our product portfolio with the Kinexus rotational rheometers and Rosand capillary rheometers formerly manufactured and distributed by Malvern Panalytical Limited (“Malvern Panalytical”). NETZSCH and Malvern Panalytical look back on many years of close collaboration, making the acquisition of the Malvern Panalytical’s rheology business a natural step in this journey.
With the NETZSCH TAURUS® Instruments GmbH, the product portfolio of the NETZSCH business unit Analyzing & Testing has been expanded with fire testing systems, thermal conductivity measuring devices and heat transfer coefficient (U-value) measurement instruments (Hotboxes).
In the rubber and tire industries, it is common knowledge that rubber is a living material. During mechanical loading, rubber changes its mechanical behavior due to inner structural changes on the molecular scale. It is therefore important to have information about the structure of rubber, the molecular mobility, the size of carbon black clusters within the rubber during dynamic-mechanical treatment.
Industrial 3D printing processes create functional, end-use parts with mechanically isotropic properties and smooth surface finishes. Read how Prof. Dr. Tim Osswald, Alec Redmann and the team at the University of Wisconsin-Madison worked together with the California-based company Carbon Inc. optimized the thermal curing cycle of EPX 82 resin used in the their Digital Light SynthesisTM (DLSTM) process.
Four technology-driven trends disrupt the automotive industry and transform mobility as we know it today. Our future cars will be autonomous, electric, shared and connected. Polymer parts and components will not become redundant. They will rather be used for different applications. Learn which material properties are crucial in tomorrow’s cars.