Why Knowledge About Anisotropy is Crucial when Designing High-Performance Composite Parts

Fiber-reinforced composite materials, which combine the properties of fibers and a polymer matrix, have been around for decades. There are different ways to incorporate the fiber into the thermoplastic matrix ‒ randomly oriented fibers, unidirectional continuous fibers or multi-directional fabric. The orientation of the added fibers plays an important part when it comes to part properties. Learn why anisotropic behavior of the composite is favorable and how to measure it with the TMA 402 F3 Hyperion® Polymer Edition.

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What TMA Measurements Can Tell About Filler Orientation in Injection Molding

Fillers have long played an important role in the polymer manufacturing industry. An important property to measure how the filled material changes in length when being heated or cooled is the coefficient of thermal expansion. Knowledge about this material behavior is required to be able to determine important design values. Learn how the flow field and sample preparation influences the property and see how measurements with the TMA 402 F3 Hyperion® Polymer Edition are carried out.

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Zukunftstrends beim Kolloquium „Gemeinsame Forschung in der Klebtechnik“

Zum 20. Mal findet aktuell in Würzburg das Kolloquium „Gemeinsame Forschung in der Klebtechnik“ statt. 230 Teilnehmer diskutieren gemeinsam ihre Forschungsergebnisse, Neuentwicklungen und Herausforderungen. Aus den vielen interessanten und informativen Vorträgen am ersten Tag werden vier zukunftsweisende Trends sichtbar.

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