Ryan Castells, Associate Director of Mechanical Testing and one of Accutek's experts in composite materials testing, says "Composite material development has exploded based on the increased demand for lighter, more efficient materials used in aerospace and automotive applications. Testing the unique properties of many composite materials requires specialized knowledge. Accutek's increased ISO 17025 scope of service to include composite materials testing demonstrates that know-how."
Newly added tests for include:
|Test Method||Test Description|
|ASTM D3410/3410M||Compressive Properties of Polymer Matrix Composite Materials with Unsupported Gage Section by Shear Loading|
|ASTM D7137/7137M||Compressive Residual Strength Properties of Damaged Polymer Matrix Composite Plates|
|ASTM D7136/7136M||Damage Resistance of a Fiber Reinforced Polymer Matrix Composite to a Drop Weight Impact Event|
|ASTM D3039/3039M||Tensile Properties of Polymer Matrix Composite Materials|
|ASTM D3518/3518M||In Plane Shear Response of Polymer Matrix Composite Materials by Tensile Test of a 45 Laminate|
|ASTM D3479/3479M||Tension Fatigue of Polymer Matrix Composite Materials|
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