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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