There are several different types of thermal testing, each with its own methodology and use cases. This is what you should know about thermal testing, including when it may be right for your product.
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Thermal testing is one of the most common quality assurance procedures used in manufacturing today. But did you know that the information derived from this form of testing can be used not only to prove the quality of a product, but also to improve the entire process by which that product was made? Here’s everything […]
Polymer testing is an extremely important part of plastic product development. Additives, contaminants, and a wide range of environments can all drastically affect the performance of a polymer-based product. Understanding how and why your polymer product will be affected in as many conditions as possible is crucial to ensuring quality and suitability for the product’s intended application.
Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC) and Differential Thermal Analysis (DTA) are both types of thermal analysis that compare heat information between a sample and a reference material. However, the similarities don’t stop there — both tests can provide information about glass transitions, melting points, sample purity, and crystallization. So what’s the difference, and when might you […]
Differential scanning calorimetry, and specifically modulated-temperature differential scanning calorimetry, is one of the most useful and commonly-applied forms of material testing applied to polymers across industries. Let us explore what it is, how it works, and what it can do for you.
Do you have questions about a polymer product? Perhaps you suspect that epoxy failure may be the root of poor performance? Maybe you’d like to reverse engineer a product and need help identifying an unknown polymer? Or it could be you received a shipment of parts from a new supplier, and you want to ensure it meets specifications?
You’ve heard that Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC) is a popular analytical technique for polymers. But how do you know if DCS testing is the right choice for your next project? Read on for answers to the most frequently asked DSC questions.
What’s the right temperature for your factory floor and long-term storage to maximize the lifespan of your plastic products? How will changing the filler ingredient in your polymer product affect its performance? How will heat impact the effectiveness of your latest pharmaceutical offering? These are all questions that can be explored with a laboratory technique called Differential Scanning Calorimetry, or DSC. Here’s what you need to know.
Do you have polymer problems? If so, it might be time to turn up the heat. Literally.
Polymers are especially susceptible to swings in temperature. When they get hot, some are liable to melt. Too cold, and other polymers may shatter. Knowing the optimal temperature for plastics manufacturing can ensure the strongest, most durable products.
Flexibility can be an asset — but not for a substrate used in the manufacture of an extremely sensitive electromechanical (EM) device. Typically used in industrial machinery, medical devices, and consumer products, EM devices include mechanical and electrical components. Due to the critical nature of these devices, they usually require a high degree of structural […]
Chemical analysis can be used to determine a chemical’s identity or the identity of its components, such as understanding why a product gives off a strong smell or locating what an organic contaminant is made of. The type of specimen and need defines which type of instrumentation to use, as well as which type of […]