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Analytical Capabilities of A.T.A.R.D. Laboratories

A.T.A.R.D. Laboratories is a full service materials test and resin development facility with expertise in rheological, physical, thermal, chemical resistance and analytical testing. This division has primarily provided support to major aerospace companies and to the United States Department of Defense.

We are also available for special process and materials consulting.

Major Analytical Capabilities

  • Surface Chemistry
    • Surface Tension of Newtonian & Non-Newtonian Media
    • Fiber Wet-Out Properties of Resinous Materials
  • Physical Testing
    • Specific Gravity/Density
    • Hardness--Micro and Macro
    • Water Absorption and Permeability
    • Resin/Fiber and Void Content
    • Viscosity--Flow
  • Environmental Testing
    • Temperature/Humidity
    • Salt Spray
    • Thermal Shock and Temperature Cycling
    • Vibration and Shock
    • Weatherometer
    • Durability and Life Cycling
  • Metallography/Microanalysis
    • Zeiss & Olympus Metallographs
    • Scanning Electron Microscopy
    • Photomacrography
    • Photomicrography
    • Metallography Preparation
    • Failure Analysis
  • Mechanical Testing
    • Tensile, Flexural, Compressive, Shear
    • -300°F to 1000°F Test Temperature Range
    • Fatigue, Creep, Stress Rupture
    • Laser Strain Anyalysis
    • Expert Specimen Preparation from Composites
    • Structures Testing and Multichannnel Data Acquisition
    • Instrumented Impact
    • Abrasion Resistance



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