Carbon Fiber Uni-Directional Epoxidic Matrix
As industries such as aerospace and automotive look to make lighter weight parts and vehicles, more and more critical components are being made of composites. Since a single failure of these components could be catastrophic the testing requirements are extraordinarily strict to ensure that the raw materials are safe for use. Composite materials have properties which are highly directional so it’s necessary to test with a system that is well aligned and repeatable. Tensile testing of composite laminates is typically done to standards such as ASTM D3039, D5083, D5766, EN 2561, EN 2597, prEN 6035, ISO 527-4. ISO 527-5, and AITM 1-0007.
We’ve recently tested uni-directional carbon fiber laminates and found that by using the 5980 floor model instrument with an Alignpro and the precision manual wedge grips, we were able to test the samples within Nadcap alignment standards and without any grip slippage. This solution allows the customer to meet the most rigorous alignment standards and ensure that the resulting data is accurate.
In order to make setup easier and prevent the user from invalidating their tension alignment, the precision manual wedge grips do not need to be removed from the system before setting up flexural, shear, or compression tests.
Instron 3300 Series Universal Testing Systems for Tensile, Compression, Bend, and other material property tests.
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5900 Universal Testing Systems are engineered for precision, built for durability, and offer the flexibility for changing requirements. They are designed with standard and optional features that increase testing efficiency and improve the testing experience for the operator. A wide range of models are available for testing capacities from < 100N up to 600kN.
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Bluehill® 3 is the newest version of Instron’s widely popular Bluehill Software, designed to meet the demands of any level of user from educators and test technicians to, quality engineers and laboratory managers. Compatible with 5900, 3300 and 5500 systems.
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The Bluehill 3 Composites Application Module includes a collection of pre-configured test methods and supporting documentation that cover a variety of internationally recognized industry standards; such as ISO 14125, ISO 14126, ISO 527-4, ISO 527-5, ASTM D3039, ASTM C365, and more.
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Catalog number 2716-002
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