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Laboratory Testing and Services

The following tests and servives are available at A.T.A.R.D. Laboritories.

Feel free to contact us for pricing and further information.


PHYSICAL PROPERTIES

Test No.

Description

Method

PHYS-1

Decalin Extraction

ASTM D2765

PHYS-2

Dilute Solution Viscosity

ASTM D2857

PHYS-3

Density Displacement Method

ASTM D792

PHYS-4

Density Density Gradient

ASTM D1505

PHYS-5

Soxhlet Extraction (plasticizer, % extractables)

  

PHYS-6

Water Absorption

ASTM D570

PHYS-7

Heat Deflection Temperature

ASTM D648

PHYS-8

Vicat Softening Temperature

ASTM D1525

PHYS-9

Shore Hardness

ASTM D2240

PHYS-10

Rockwell M Hardness

ASTM D785

PHYS-11

Surface Tension, Krss

  

PHYS-12

Surface Angle, Krss

  

PHYS-13

Resin/Fiber Content, Glass (3 sample lot)

ASTM D2734

PHYS-14

Resin/Fiber Content, Graphite (3 sample lot)

ASTM D3171

PHYS-15

Ash Content

  

PHYS-16

Gel Time, per Temperature

ASTM D1824

PHYS-17

Viscosity, Isothermal, One Temperature

ASTM D1824

PHYS-18

Viscosity, Dynamic (25C to 150C)

ASTM D1824



MECHANICAL TESTING

Test No.

Description

Method

MECH-1

Tensile Properties

ASTM D638

MECH-2

Flexural Properties

ASTM D790

MECH-3

Compression Properties

ASTM D695

MECH-4

IZOD / Charpy Impact

ASTM D256

MECH-5

Gardner Impact

ASTM D3029

MECH-6

Tensile Impact

ASTM D1822

MECH-7

Instrumented Dart Impact

ASTM D3763

MECH-8

Instrumented IZOD

ASTM D256

MECH-9

Horizontal Shear

ASTM D2344

MECH-10

Plane-Strain Fracture Toughness (G1c)

ASTM D5045

MECH-11

Instrumentation for Impact-Product Tests (per event) -- additional charge for strain gauges

  

MECH-12

Instrumented Specimen Testing (per event)

  

MECH-13

Fatigue Testing (per S-N diagram)

  

MECH-14

Creep Testing (per condition)

  

MECH-15

Abrasion Testing

  

MECH-16

Compression Strength & Modules of Composites

ASTM D695-BM

MECH-17

Flexural Strength & Modules of Composites

ASTM D790

MECH-18

Tensile Strength & Modules of Composites

ASTM D3039

MECH-19

Short Beam Shear Strength of Composites

ASTM D2344

MECH-20

In Plane Sheer By Tensile Loading

ASTM D3518



THERMAL ANALYSIS

THERMOGRAVIMETRIC ANALYSIS

Test No.

Description

Method

TGA-1

Weight Loss Profile 10 or 20F/min.

  

TGA-2

% Carbon Black

  

TGA-3

USP Weight Loss on Drying

  

TGA-4

Thermal Degradation Kinetics

  


DIFFERENTIAL SCANNING CALORIMETRY

Test No.

Description

Method

DSC-1

Melt Profile and % Crystallinity (heat/cool/heat profiles)

  

DSC-2

Specific Heat (cost replicate)

  

DSC-3

Tg Above Room Temperature

  

DSC-4

Tg Below Room Temperature

  

DSC-5

Oxidative Induction Time (up to 1 hour)

ASTM D3895

DSC-6

Oxidative Induction Temperature

ASTM D3350

DSC-7

Curing Studies

  

DSC-8

Modulated

  

DSC-9

Isothermal (per hour hold)

  


THERMOMECHANICAL ANALYSIS

Test No.

Description

Method

TMA-1

Coeff Linear Thermal Expansion Above RT

  

TMA-2

Coeff Linear Thermal Expansion Below RT

  

TMA-3

Glass Transition Temperature Above RT

  

TMA-4

Glass Transition Temperature Below RT

  

TMA-5

Penetration Profile Above RT

  

TMA-6

Penetration Profile Below RT

  

TMA-7

Machine Specimens, if necessary

  


DYNAMIC MECHANICAL ANALYSIS

Test No.

Description

Method

DMA-1

G, G (or E, E) and Tan Delta vs. Temperature

ASTM D4065

DMA-2

G, G (or E, E) and Tan Delta vs. Frequency

ASTM D4065



MELT RHEOLOGY

EXTRUSION PLASTOMETER (MELT INDEX)

Test No.

Description

Method

MI-1

Melt Flow Rate

ASTM D1238


CAPILLARY RHEOMETER

Test No.

Description

Method

RHEO-1

Melt Viscosity / Shear Rate Profile, Each Temperature

  

RHEO-2

Processability Studies

  

RHEO-3

Time-Temperature Superposition / Flow Activation Energy Study

  


MECHANICAL SPECTROMETER

Test No.

Description

Method

RHEO-4

G, G, Tan Delta, Complex Viscosity-Temperature Sweep Temperature

  

RHEO-5

Dynamic Properties, Frequency Sweep

  

RHEO-6

Thermal / Melt Stability

  



INFRARED SPECTROSCOPY

FOURIER TRANSFORM INFRARED SPECTROSCOPY

Test No.

Description

Method

IR-1

Record Spectrum Only (Microscope, ATR, DRIFTS, or standard acquisition method assuming no special sample preparation)

  

IR-2

Special Interpretation

  

IR-3

Quantitative Analysis or Special Procedure

  



CHROMATOGRAPHY

GEL PERMEATION CHROMATOGRAPHY

Test No.

Description

Method

GPC-1

Molecular Weight Distribution Room Temp.

  

GPC-2

Molecular Weight Distribution High Temp.

  

GPC-3

Derivatization or Special Procedures

  

GPC-4

Fraction Collection

  

HIGH PERFORMANCE LIQUID CHROMATOGRAPHY

Test No.

Description

Method

HPLC-1

Additive Analysis by Established Method

  

HPLC-2

Monomer Analysis by Established Method

  

HPLC-3

Method Development, Special Analysis

  


GAS CHROMATOGRAPHY

Test No.

Description

Method

GC-1

Method Development and Analysis

  


GAS CHROMATOGRAPHY / MASS SPECTROMETRY

Test No.

Description

Method

GC-2

Established Method and Analysis

  

GC-3

Method Development and Analysis

  

GC-4

TGA / GC/MS

  



MICROSCOPY

SCANNING ELECTRON MICROSCOPE

Test No.

Description

Method

SEM-1

SEM Imaging

  

SEM-2

Stereo-SEM Imaging

  

SEM-3

Size Distribution Analysis

  

SEM-4

EDX Elemental Analysis

  

SEM-5

Elemental Mapping

  


OPTICAL MICROSCOPY

Test No.

Description

Method

MIC-1

Microscopic Examinations and Photography

  



A.T.A.R.D. Laboratories also offers:

 
     

        Technical Specialist/Program Manager

 

        Design Engineer

 

        Mechanical Engineer/ Tool Design Engineer

 

        Chemist/Project Engineer

 

        Analyst/Fabricator

 

        Lab Technician/QC Technician

 
     
     

RTM Composite Panel Fabrication (12 x 15)

 

Neat Resin Casting (13 x 16)

 

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