Touchstone Research Laboratory

1142 Middle Creek Rd.
The Millenninum Centre
Tridelphia , WV 26059 US


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SAMPE Keynote

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Product Categories of Touchstone Research Laboratory

Aerospace, aircraft interior
Aerospace, fuselage/wing
Aerospace, radomes
Armor, ceramic
Armor, composite
Automotive, body panels & substructures
Automotive, interior (seats, IPCs, floor panels, etc.)
Backup structures
Carbon/carbon composites
Ceramic matrix composites
Composite, carbon fiber/epoxy
Composite, other
Composite, prepreg
Expert witness
Fatigue-testing equipment
Flexural testers
Flywheels, composite
Graphite, cast
Graphite, monolithic
Hand layup
Hand layup
Hardness testers
Hybrid materials
Impact-testing equipment
Inspection services
Integrally heated
Laminate panels, with core
Laminate sheets, solid
Mandrels, other
Marine, boat (hulls, decks, bulkheads, etc.)
Master pattern material, other
Materials analysis
Metal matrix composites
Modulus testers
Monolithic graphite
Pressure vessels
Product design
Surface analyzers
Temperature monitoring equipment
Thermal analysis instruments