Optimize the Curing of Composites with Kinetics Neo

BLACKS Composites SRL and NETZSCH Analyzing & Testing made the next milestone in its already proven Partnership: Improving the curing of a CFRP bike rim with a simultaneous drastic reduction of the cycle time during cross-linkage. The bike rim was processed through hand lay-up technology and a subsequent autoclave curing. Saving cycle time with a better curing is not possible? It is! Based on the data of a differential scanning calorimeter and the simulation software Kinetics Neo, the cycle time was reduced by 46% compared to the cure cycle suggested by the material data sheet. Additionally, a higher degree of cure could be achieved to meet the target curing and avoiding overheating effects of the product.

Digital Transformation in the Ceramics Industry

Lecture from the 2nd NORDIC CONFERENCE ON CERAMIC AND GLASS TECHNOLOGY Our Webcast contains a lecture from Alexander Frenzl at the Technical University of Denmark about optimization of sintering and debinding processes by thermo-kinetic simulation (KINETICS NEO). Alexander FrenzlAlexander Frenzl has been employed in the Development Department at NETZSCH Analyzing & Testing since 2005. In … Read moreDigital Transformation in the Ceramics Industry

NETZSCH and Swinburne partner in world-first Industry 4.0 composite product Testlab.

Selb – A new research partnership between NETZSCH Analyzing and Testing and the Swinburne University of Technology, Australia will see NETZSCH’s unique in-mould cure monitoring technology implemented in Swinburne’s Industry 4.0 carbon-fibre composite product Testlab. The facility, to be located in Melbourne’s East will be the world’s first industrial scale carbon-fibre composite manufacturing facility using a 3D printed “multilayer” approach.

Clever Tool for Short Cooling Times

How do nucleating agents influence the crystallization behavior of your polymer in the mold? To answer questions like these, the kinetics of the crystallization reaction is determined for mixtures of polypropylene with different nucleating agents. The results are used to carry out predictions on the product behavior for any temperature programs.

JEC 2019: Kistler and NETZSCH showcase their collaboration

Kistler, the global market leader in dynamic pressure, force, torque and acceleration measurement technology, will share a stand with the NETZSCH Group at JEC World 2019 from 12 to 14 March in Paris. Visitors to stand R20 in hall 6 can see how technologies from the two companies complement each other ideally in plastic composites processing. Both product portfolios will be showcased, and a simulation will show how the combination of information from mold filling and characteristic material values represents a major step towards intelligent part production.

How does water change the properties of Lactose?

Spray-dried a-lactose monohydrate is a matrix of amorphous lactose in which lactose monohydrate crystals are embedded. Humidity has no influence on the crystal but amorphous lactose is very hygroscopic: in presence of humidity, it will transform into the crystalline form. This has consequences on the tableting properties of the substance. Thermal Analysis gives you first Information about the water content of your lactose and the consequences for its compressing properties.