ISS5 2017

CAMX Show Directory & Program The Composites and Advanced Materials Expo

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CAM X 2017 9 Thursday, December 14, 2017 NEW TECHNOLOGY Universal Testing Machine with Two Test Areas Zwick USA (Kennesaw, Georgia) is displaying solutions for composites testing, including demonstrating a 100-kN AllroundLine universal testing machine that offers dual testing areas for maximum throughput. The AllroundLine testing machine also is equipped with a temperature chamber that features design elements that facilitate easy operation without compromising safety. The temperature chamber features an air-feed system that delivers consistently uniform temperature distribution. In addition, preconfigured control parameters enable the desired temperature to be reached quickly and precisely. The temperature chamber includes a guide rail system that moves the unit into position when needed and removes it from the test area when not in use. Intelligent testing features in the testXpert III testing software detect the chamber's position and automati- cally activate the corresponding safety device, protecting operators and the customer's invest- ment. Zwick offers the AllroundLine system for composites testing in 100- and 250-kN versions. The AllroundLine system performs more than 20 types of tests in compliance with more than 100 test standards. To keep the time required to change fixtures to a minimum, Zwick has introduced the dual testing area. It allows customers to avoid moving heavy, cumbersome grips every time a new test setup is required. Instead, the large grips can stay in place while smaller accessories and fixtures can be exchanged in the side test area. Zwick USA, Booth B36 Tough Resins for Elevated Service Temperatures A supplier of high-performance catalysts and advanced polymers, Materia Inc. (Pasadena, California) is showcasing how its Proxima high-performance resin product lines have been applied in ballistic-resistant test panels, large single-pour castings, high-temperature oil and gas downhole tools and sections of composite pressure vessels. Materia will soon launch an advanced composites resin, Proxima ACR 4350, featuring a Tg of 350°F/177°C for elevated service temperature parts that also require durability and toughness. Materia says the new resin addresses an industry need for ultratough, high-temperature resins that offer low enough viscosity for vacuum-assisted resin transfer molding (VARTM). Materia Inc., Booth F44

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