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

A.T.A.R.D. Laboratories




Dynamic Mechanical Analyzer (DMA)

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

A.T.A.R.D. Laboratories is a full service materials test 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 available for special process and materials consulting.

Thermal Analysis Instruments

Thermal analysis is a general term defining testing of a material under "thermal" (of or relating to heat) conditions. Other environments, such as subambient, can be simulated as needed.

  • Differential Scanning Calorimeter (DSC): Shimadzu, Model DSC-50
  • Modulated Differential Scanning Calorimeter (DSC): TA Instruments, Model MDSC 2920
  • Dynamic Mechanical Analyzer (DMA): TA Instruments, Model DMA 2980
  • Thermomechanical Analyzer (TMA): Shimadzu, Model TMA-50
  • Thermogravimetric Analyzer (TGA): Shimadzu, Model TGA-50

Chromatography is a general term that describes the separation of complex solutions into chemically distinct layers.

  • Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry (GC/MS) with TGA Connection -- Shimadzu, Model GC/MS-QP5050A
  • Gel Permeation Chromatography/High Performance Liquid Chromatography (GPC/HPLC) with Auto Injector -- Shimadzu
  • Gas Chromatography (GC) with Flame Ionization Detector (FID) and Electron Capture Detector (ECD) -- Shimadzu, Model GC-17A
Infrared Spectroscopy


  • K-12 Tensiometer: Krüss
Liquid Molding
  • Resin Transfer Molding (RTM): RTM 2100 Injector System (Radius Engineering); 24 inch by 24 inch Heated Mold (North Cost Tool and Mold)
  • Vacuum Assisted Resin Transfer Molding (VaRTM)
Mechanical Testing

Universal Test Machine (UTM):

United Testing Systems; equipped with a 3,000 pound load cell and a 30,000 pound load cell, laser extensometer and test chamber capable of temperatures ranging from -300°F to 1000°F. This system is capable of performing the following tests using the associated Wyoming Test Fixtures:

  1. Punch Shear (ASTM D-732)
  2. Flat wise Tensile (ASTM D-297)
  3. Sandwich Panel Shear (ASTM C-273)
  4. Split Disk Tensile (ASTM D-2290, Type A)
  5. Three-Rail Shear (ASTM D-4255)
  6. Laminate Bearing (SACMA SRM 88-9)
  7. Long Beam Flexural
  8. Fastener Double Shear
  9. Boeing Compression After Impact
  10. Wyoming Modified Celanese Compression
  11. Boeing Open Hole Compression
  12. Fracture Toughness Tensile
  13. Iosipescu Shear
  14. Short Beam Shear, 3 or 4 Point Loading
  15. Flexural, 3 or 4 Point Loading (ASTM D-790)
  16. Modified Compression (ASTM D-695)
  17. Climbing Drum Peel

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