Knowledge of the thermal properties of the material is crucial for producing thermoplastic parts. However, materials are not always delivered with sufficient information on all properties. Thermal analysis instruments are suitable to find the most important parameters by yourself. But the instrument is only the first step. The software is equally important. Here are two examples how Proteus® can help achieve faster results.
Amorphous calcium carbonate (ACC) is the amorphous and least stable polymorph of calcium carbonate. ACC is extremely unstable under normal conditions and is found for example in sea urchins and corals. The inﬂuence of ACC on the outstanding macromechanical properties of Echinoderm calcite is unknown. In this paper Thermal Analysis methods were used to investigate the thermal stability of sea urchin spines.
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.
Additive Manufacturing (AM) has been around for several years. The main application for a long time was prototyping in the early stages of product development. Recently, new technologies like Digital Light Synthesis (DLS) are shaking up the AM sector. Using DLS and a two-stage dual-curing process, 3D printing is now being considered for mass production of parts since it has become considerably faster and the final product shows improved mechanical characteristics.
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.
NETZSCH Product Manager, Elena Moukhina, explains how the Kinetics Neo software helps perform polymer debinding processes more quickly and efficiently.