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Polymers and Materials Testing

Our polymers and materials laboratory includes injection-molding technology for thermoplastics. For materials testing, equipment includes a manual Zeiss metrology machine, Rockwell Hardness testers, and Tinius Olsen Impact and Tensile/Compression test machines.

Tinius Olsen is the leading specialist manufacturer and supplier of static tension and/or compression materials testing machines. Our machines are designed for use in Research and Quality Control to measure material’s strength and performance in accordance with key international testing standards including ISO, ASTM, EN and other industrial standards.

An Instron Dual Column Materials Testing System allows for precise testing of the mechanical properties of a broad range of materials and systems, including biomechanical systems, as well as properties and fastening systems for leading edge mechanical and construction materials.

 

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