NETZSCH North America Commercial Testing Laboratory has set up a series of live demos based on questions we frequently hear in the field, at conferences and exhibitions about how our instruments work and the best measurements can be made. These demos are the short and sweet! Read more about the series and register for the first episode on 30 June 2020!
Sporting goods and toys for kids or pets are often made of flexible plastics. Some examples are sensory chewing toys, action figurines as well as balls of various kinds. A common polymer used for these applications is PVC (polyvinylchloride), because it can be made softer and more flexible by adding plasticizers. Therefore, they can evaporate or be rinsed out by saliva or sweat. Learn how to determine detect and identify plasticizers!
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.
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 the rubber and tire industries, it is common knowledge that rubber is a living material. During mechanical loading, rubber changes its mechanical behavior due to inner structural changes on the molecular scale. It is therefore important to have information about the structure of rubber, the molecular mobility, the size of carbon black clusters within the rubber during dynamic-mechanical treatment.
Four technology-driven trends disrupt the automotive industry and transform mobility as we know it today. Our future cars will be autonomous, electric, shared and connected. Polymer parts and components will not become redundant. They will rather be used for different applications. Learn which material properties are crucial in tomorrow’s cars.
The actors in the automotive supply chain are constantly forced to keep up with changing requirements in their industry. Higher fuel efficiency and technological innovations bring about environmental regulations that need to be considered in the design of automotive parts and components. Here, crucial material properties like thermal and mechanical resistance can be determined with thermal analysis.
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.