NetComposites has increased the capability of its mechanical testing facilities with the addition of a new Shimadzu EZ – LX mechanical testing machine.

The company is now able to offer test force measurement precision at low mechanical loads and can test smaller loads, particularly those associated with resin failure, with greater accuracy. The EZ-LX hosts a 1 kN load cell which can increase the range of composite prototypes that NetComposites can evaluate.

‘We're really pleased with the addition of this new mechanical testing machine which adds to our existing facilities for dynamic mechanical analysis, differential scanning calorimetry, heat deflection temperature, and melt flow index,’ said Ben Hargreaves, NetComposites’ consultancy manager. ‘We are now able to work with our partners to establish accurate results for resin process and development.’

This story is reprinted from material from NetCompositeswith editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.