NetComposites Expands Analytical Test Facilities
Due to an increase in demand for its services, NetComposites Ltd, Chesterfield, UK, has increased the capability of its mechanical testing facilities. With the addition of a new Shimadzu EZ – LX mechanical testing machine, NetComposites is now able to offer test force measurement precision at low mechanical loads. NetComposites can test smaller loads, particularly those associated with resin failure, with greater accuracy.
The EZ-LX hosts a high-precision 1 kN load cell which will significantly amplify the range of composite prototypes that NetComposites can evaluate. Acquiring this new benchmark testing machine will allow NetComposites’ testing to be more productive and more accurate than ever before. First trials using the machine have already taken place and NetComposites are very happy with the results. Ben Hargreaves, NetComposites’ Consultancy Manager, said “We're really pleased with the addition of this new mechanical testing machine which adds to our existing facilities for dynamic mechanical analysis, differential scanning calorimetry, heat deflection temperature, and melt flow index. We are now able to work with our partners to establish accurate results for resin process and development."
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