Dia-Stron (Broomall, PA, US) introduced at CAMX an integrated measurement system for single fibers and filaments. The technology uses a combined laser diffraction and high-resolution extensometer measurement system (LDS/LEX) that reportedly combines measurement integration, precision and automation. It incorporates a high-resolution laser diffraction system with the linear extensometer force measurement unit, permitting the operator to collect dimensional and mechanical data in a single operation. The integrated measurement system is then combined with Dia-Stron’s automated sample loading module, which transports the samples from the loading cassettes to the measurement module. Dia-Stron also produces modules for fiber bending, fatigue and torsion.
Editor PickA better method of structural health monitoring?
Fibersail, a 2014 startup firm with offices in Rotterdam, The Netherlands and Leça de Palmeira, Portugal, aims to change the current state of real-time structural health/shape monitoring for composite structures — initially, for wind farm operators.