Prepping Samples for Testing is Easy, Right? Wrong!

Measuring the physical dimensions of plastic test specimens is easy, right? It turns out that it’s actually not as simple as you might think!

View our free on-demand webinar on the proper adherence of measuring dimensions of standard test specimens for physical and mechanical tests of polymer-based materials.

Anyone can measure the length, width, thickness and diameter of test specimens using common devices like calipers, micrometers and drop dial gages; but are you actually doing it correctly? There are very specific equipment requirements and techniques outlined in standardized test methods for measuring the dimensions of test specimens for physical and mechanical tests.

In this informative webinar, Glenn Sime gives an overview of some common ASTM and ISO test methods and the specifics of the measuring equipment called out, as well as the importance of adhering to the requirements.

Among the topics discussed, include:

  • Measuring film, elastomers, rigid polymers and composites
  • Common test methods for measuring plastic materials
  • Why is it important to use a certain device when measuring test specimens
  • Pressure, force, surface area, location, technique; they all play a role in proper measurement
  • Test results are used for engineering design, FEA, failure analysis, data sheet generation, etc. Don’t take proper specimen measurement lightly; it makes a difference!

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