The Problem With Material Data in the Automotive Industry

Every delivery of thermoplastic material includes a certificate. The European Norm EN 10204 specifies different types of control documents. However, the data contained in the free-of-charge documents are often not sufficient enough. Obtaining specific material data of a delivered batch is tied to additional cost. Read how to become the owner of your material data.

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Alleviate Cost Pressure in Automotive Manufacturing

Today, no industry lives and breathes more by the saying “Time is money” like the automotive industry. Car manufacturers pass tough improvement targets on to their suppliers of parts and components. Striving to meet constantly changing demands is often accompanied by new assessments of thermoplastic materials. Learn why thermal analysis is crucial in this process.

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Smart Thermal Analysis (Part IIb): Identify … the Most Comprehensive Database in Thermal Analysis

Identify is the most comprehensive database system in Thermal Analysis! In a nutshell, Identify can be used for the recognition and comparison of measurement curves. Signals of types DSC, TGA, DIL/TMA and cp are supported, curves can be found and overlaid easily. This article highlights the great database contents of Identify (status 11/2019): The Identify … Read moreSmart Thermal Analysis (Part IIb): Identify … the Most Comprehensive Database in Thermal Analysis

Failure Analysis Rejects Product Liability Claims in the Automotive Industry

Did you know that motor vehicles were involved in 19 % of all product recalls listed by the Rapid Alert database in 2018? In the automotive industry, recent product failures concern the rupture and leakage of fuel tanks due to errors in the production process. It is crucial to find the cause of failure that can result from either design-, material- or production-related causes. Four thermal analysis instruments can answer many questions.

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How to Control the Quality of Recycled Plastic Materials

Plastic recycling presents many challenges across the manufacturing workflow. One of the biggest challenges is controlling the uncertainty of feedstock quality. Variations in quality arise from mixtures of different polymer types in the recycling process. This is a step-by-step guide for the quality control of recycled plastics with the NETZSCH DSC 214 Polyma.

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Meet NETZSCH at the World’s Largest Fair for Polymers and Rubber!

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NETZSCH thermoanalytical instruments support the processes from incoming goods inspection to optimization of the manufacturing process to quality assurance of the final product. Visit the NETZSCH booth D49 in hall 11 to talk to the thermal analysis experts and listen to our series of short talks.

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How Quality Control and Failure Analysis of PP Effectively Prevent Scrapping of Goods

by Jinyan Li, Liang Xu and Dr. Zhiqiang Zeng; NETZSCH Scientific Instruments Trading, China

Do you need a plastic part or a film with very specific properties – such as temperature stability coupled with dimensional stability accurate to a hundredth of a millimeter and UV resistance – otherwise it cannot be used for its intended purpose? But how can you check whether all requirements have been met and, in addition, how can failures be analyzed?
Only if such questions are under control is it possible to permanently reduce the number of rejects. NETZSCH Analyzing & Testing offers a range of thermoanalytical methods for this purpose.

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How to use TGA for the quality control of carbon fiber-reinforced polymers

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The determination of fiber volume fraction is crucial for the quality control of carbon fiber-reinforced polymers (CFRP) in order to ensure their favorable mechanical and physical properties for the use in aerospace, wind energy and automotive sectors. A new thermogravimetric testing method, published by Dominik Grund in the journal “Polymer Testing”, considers heating rate, analysis atmosphere and sample size to efficiently ensure high quality of the material. This editorial summarizes the steps for the use of TGA in the quality control of carbon fiber-reinforced polymers.

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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.

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