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Published: 3/29/2018

Gripping composite test specimens: Options and guidance
Orthotropic behavior of composites test specimens makes load introduction uniquely challenging.

Published: 2/27/2018

Application of video extensometry to ASTM D 5656
Reliable, reproducible data is central to the design and delivery of cost-effective bonded assemblies.

Published: 12/27/2017

What’s the most important type of mechanical test for composites?
 When the opportunity arises, I like to ask those familiar with composites testing this question: What type of mechanical test do they consider to be the most important for composite materials?

Published: 9/28/2017

Can flexure testing provide estimates of composite strength properties?
Flexure tests are simple to perform, yet the state of stress and failure modes are among the most complex.  

Published: 7/28/2017

CAMX 2017 show preview
At North America’s premier composites conference and exhibition, the business at hand is definitely not business as usual. 

Published: 7/28/2017

Choosing the most suitable methods for composites testing
An initial step in selecting suitable test methods involves consulting the available test literature. 

Published: 7/26/2017

CAMX 2017 preview: Zwick USA
Zwick USA (Kennesaw, GA, US) is displaying solutions for composites testing, including demonstrating a 100-kN AllroundLine universal testing machine that offers dual testing areas for maximum throughput.

Published: 7/26/2017

CAMX 2017 preview: Westmoreland Mechanical Testing & Research
Westmoreland Mechanical Testing & Research Inc. (WMT&R, Youngstown, PA, US; Banbury, UK) is emphasizing its materials testing capabilities for the aerospace, automotive, medical and nuclear industries.

Published: 7/25/2017

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.

Published: 7/25/2017

CAMX 2017 preview: Olympus
Olympus (Waltham, MA, US) is featuring its EPOCH 6LT flaw detector, optimized for single-handed operation and high portability applications.