Zwick USA (Kennesaw, GA, US) will display solutions for composites testing, including the 50-kN Allround-Line universal testing machine that offers dual testing areas for maximum throughput. Zwick will also feature the zwicki-Line machine for testing of carbon fiber tows. Also featured will be an array of grips and fixtures, including the patented Hydraulic Composite Compression Fixture (HCCF) test device that optimizes specimen alignment.
Editor PickComposites in the Martian suit
When humans do finally travel to Mars, they will have to be well protected from a less-than-hospitable environment. The suit designed to do the job is already in development at NASA, and it relies heavily on composites.