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How to Test the HDT of 3D Printing Materials

Heat Deflection Temperature (HDT) tests play a vital role in fused deposition modeling (FDM) and Polyjet 3D printing applications. Using reliable HDT testing machines is critical to validating the quality and performance of polymer-based 3D printing materials, prototypes, and parts. This is why the leading manufacturer of 3D printing technology, Stratasys turned to Instron HDT test equipment.

Posted By Francesca Pinto On  Jun 15, 2021 06:00 AM

How To Investigate Dynamic Failures of Materials

When knowledge in fracture characteristics of plastics material at highly dynamic conditions, such as impact strength, ductility, toughness, crack propagation, and energy absorption is needed, the best solution is to perform a puncture impact test

Posted By Francesca Pinto On  Apr 28, 2021 10:18 AM