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Materials used to manufacture composite components and structures must be tested, assessed and certified to meet a variety of mechanical requirements. Finished parts also must be tested to make sure they meet dimensional requirements.


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Comparison of shear-loaded compression test fixtures

Dr. Donald F. Adams compares the three basic types of shear-loaded compression test fixtures.
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Ultrasound evaluation of prepreg impregnation levels CompositesWorld

The Ultran Group has developed non-contact ultrasound (NCU) that can accurately assess prepreg level of impregnation (LOI) with implications for out-of-autoclave processing, inline quality control and even automated tape laying.

Software Update: Simulation saves CompositesWorld

A look inside the increasingly well-equipped virtual toolbox for composite design, analysis, and manufacturing.

The evolution of the modified D 695 compression test method CompositesWorld

HPC's Testing Tech columnist Dr. Donald F. Adams,the president of Wyoming Test Fixtures Inc. (Salt Lake City, Utah), looks at the long metals-to-plastics-to-composites history of this well-used and much modified compression test method.

CAMX 2014 preview: Ultran Group CompositesWorld

The Ultran Group (State College, Pa., USA) is featuring its U710 ultrasonic inspection system, a next-generation, turnkey inspection solution equipped with patented transducers, a reportedly powerful software suite and robust hardware.

CAMX 2014 preview: NETZSCH Instruments CompositesWorld

NETZSCH Instruments North America LLC (Burlington, Mass., USA) will introduce four new scientific instruments for characterization of composite materials at CAMX 2014.

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