Carbon Fiber Uni-Directional Epoxidic Matrix
As industries such as aerospace and automotive look to make lighter weight parts and vehicles, more and more critical components are being made of composites. Since a single failure of these components could be catastrophic the testing requirements are extraordinarily strict to ensure that the raw materials are safe for use. Composite materials have properties which are highly directional so it’s necessary to test with a system that is well aligned and repeatable. Tensile testing of composite laminates is typically done to standards such as ASTM D3039, D5083, D5766, EN 2561, EN 2597, prEN 6035, ISO 527-4. ISO 527-5, and AITM 1-0007.
We’ve recently tested uni-directional carbon fiber laminates and found that by using the 5980 floor model instrument with an Alignpro and the precision manual wedge grips, we were able to test the samples within Nadcap alignment standards and without any grip slippage. This solution allows the customer to meet the most rigorous alignment standards and ensure that the resulting data is accurate.
In order to make setup easier and prevent the user from invalidating their tension alignment, the precision manual wedge grips do not need to be removed from the system before setting up flexural, shear, or compression tests.
Instron 3300 Series Universal Testing Systems for Tensile, Compression, Bend, and other material property tests.
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5900 Universal Testing Systems are engineered for precision, built for durability, and offer the flexibility for changing requirements. They are designed with standard and optional features that increase testing efficiency and improve the testing experience for the operator. A wide range of models are available for testing capacities from < 100N up to 600kN.
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Bluehill Universal Software is built from the ground-up for touch interaction and an intuitive user experience. Discover simpler and smarter testing with features such as pre-loaded test methods, QuickTest in seconds, enhanced data exporting: and Instron Connect – a new feature that provides a direct communication link to Service. Users of previous versions of software such as Bluehill 2 and Bluehill 3 can easily upgrade to the newest version of Bluehill.
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