SERVICES

Material Testing

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    A wide array of standard qualification testing (material suppliers, Tier-1 & 2 suppliers, OEMs), material evaluation, and customized development-type testing & analysis (with DIC & Optical Metrology)...

  • Test Types/Modes: Tension, Bending, Sheet Formability, Biaxial, Bulge, Tension/Compression, Fracture, Friction & more...

  • Test Samples: Miniature, Standard & Oversized

  • Test Conditions: Ambient, Subzero & High Temperatures

  • Test Speed/Rates: Quasi-Static, Intermediate & High (crash)

  • Materials: Steels & AHSSs, Aluminium, Titanium, Polymers & Composites, Additive & Other Advanced Materials...

  • Material Forms: Sheets, Plates, Thin Foils, Adhesive Joints, Bolt & Rivet Joints, Weld Lines...

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Component Testing

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    Testing of components, sub-systems and complete systems under different loading cases and testing environments, in support of research and development efforts (with DIC & Optical Metrology)...

  • Test Types/Modes: Tension, Axial Crush, Bending, Fracture

  • Component Types: Sheet Punch Tests (Custom Punches), Custom Die Stampings, Tubular Sub-Systems, Hat Sections, Aerospace Composite Beams, Other Custom Component Tests (per request)

  • Test Conditions: Ambient, Subzero & High Temperatures

  • Test Speed/Rates: QuasiStatic, Intermediate & High (crash)

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FEA Support

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    We understand how our experimental data is used in fitting material models, and how it feeds into finite element (FE) material cards, therefore we offer services on different levels

  • Level-1: Experiments (Dedicated Testing Packages in Support of FEA): Experimental packages optimized specifically to provide the customers the high quality data they need for their internal FE Material Card calibration and development.(Hardening/Plasticity, Fracture/Stress-triaxiality, Rate Sensitivity, Kinematic Hardening)

  • Level-2: Data Analysis (Calibration & Development of FE Material Cards): Providing the customers with ready-to-use FE Material Cards for commercial solvers (Forming, GISSMO Fracture including Rate Effects in Crash Events, Springback, etc).

  • Level-3: FE Simulations & Validation (FEA and Experimental Validation on a Component Level): Capacity to run full component forming and crash simulations, and validation with reference to actual component response, or even developing lab-scale experimental validation runs. Moreover, we offer direct mapping of plastic strains from DIC experimental data to FE simulations output!

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On-Site Services and Equipment Rental

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    If you have an in-house or on-site material/component testing installation that requires our expertise in one or more of these areas, then we are happy to support...

  • Technical oversight and support of material/component testing, and recommendations for optimized/improved practices.

  • Evaluation of existing setups and recommendations for hardware/software improvements and expansions.

  • Integrate one or more of our conventional or high speed DIC systems to your setup to perform deformation/strain measurements.

  • Lease one or more of our conventional or high speed DIC systems (for qualified customers).

Custom Testing Solutions

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    Do you have a particular material/component testing need that existing commercial material systems fail to address adequately? We do...

  • Develop (design and fabricate) custom testing solutions for specialized tests (some are not even standardized), and adapt these solutions to your existing systems (low & high pressure bulge testing sub-systems, cyclic tension/compression testing, friction tester, etc).

  • Offer custom tools & fixtures that are designed specifically to offer improvements over off-the shelf accessories (Binder rings for FLC testing, HER punching tools, high temperature tension grips, bending accessories, etc)

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Consultation and Training

  • Ready to invest in new material testing system(s) or DIC system(s) and not sure what to acquire? We can help you identify the right systems and options to maximize your system use, improve systems integration, and minimize costly redundancies!

  • Ready to expand your R&D activities and wish to bring more testing and analysis activities in house? We can help you in training your team to develop the right technical skills in material testing with DIC!