CAMX 2017 preview: Textechno
Textechno (Mönchengladbach, Germany), a manufacturer of test equipment for fibers, yarns and rovings, is featuring ROVINGTEST, which measures the most important properties of rovings all at once.
Textechno (Mönchengladbach, Germany), a manufacturer of test equipment for fibers, yarns and rovings, is featuring ROVINGTEST, which measures the most important properties of rovings all at once. ROVINGTEST can be used to characterize all yarns and rovings made from carbon and glass fibers. One of the parameters assessed by ROVINGTEST are the friction properties of rovings to metal or ceramics, and the existence or generation of broken filaments, e.g., due to contact with surfaces. Moreover, the friction from roving to roving can be measured, which is an important parameter for simulating draping and forming processes. Spreading behavior and homogeneity of filament orientation can also be measured, which is particularly important in the production of organosheets and tapes. Booth B52.
Dr. Don Adams (Wyoming Test Fixtures Inc., Salt Lake City, Utah) discusses when and why test specimens must be protected by tabs.
Dr. Daniel O. Adams, professor of mechanical engineering and director of the Composite Mechanics Laboratory at the University of Utah, and the vice president of Wyoming Test Fixtures Inc. (Salt Lake City, UT, US), takes over for his father, Dr. Donald F. Adams, as the anchor writer in CompositesWorld magazine's revamped CW Design and Testing column. First subject? The challenges of tensile testing unidirectional composites.
CompositesWorld's editors report on the technologies and products that caught our eye at JEC World 2016, in early March.