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Thermal analysis

DMA, temperature range RT to 400°C

DSC1, temperature range -70C to 400°C

Rheometer, temperature range RT to 200°C

Test laminates cure / post-cure

1x Autoclave (~180°C max)

2x Ovens (~180°C max)

1x smaller lab oven (350°C max)

Test specimen preparation

High precision diamond blade saw

Sandblasting unit (usually for surface prep before tabs bonding)

Tabbing rigs

2x water bath, mostly for wet Tg specimens conditioning

Mechanical testing

Instron test frame, 250kN capacity,

Tensile grips max.150kN

Compression platens and compression rigs

3-point bending / G1c fracture toughness Strain measurement

Biaxial extensometer

Climatic chamber + 250°C > - 70 °C


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