A Vicat Softening Temperature test from ASTM D1525 can test a plastic's mechanical properties for development and quality control.
The ISO Vicat Softening Temperature test determines how the surface of polymers react at high temperatures by placing a point load and increasing the temperature.
A controller can test how much a mold will shrink by placing it in a high-pressure chamber with controlled temperature, volume, and pressure, following ISO 17744.
Following ASTM D5930, use a transient-line source technique to test the thermal conductivity of molten plastics and better understand molding processes.
Instead of silicone oil for heat deflection temperature and vicat softening temperature tests, aluminum oxide fluid bath works with high temperature polymers.
With HDT tests, one can understand the mechanical properties of resins and composites with a resin matrix used in the nautical field.