New Discovery TMA 450 Thermomechanical Analyzer is Offered with One-Touch-Away Functionality

Press Release Summary:

  • Designed for measuring dimensional changes of materials from -150 to 1000°C temperature range
  • Separates simultaneous expansion and contraction of a material for viscoelastic properties
  • Features new-app style touch screen interface and TRIOS software

Original Press Release:

TA Instruments Brings New Insights into the Mechanical Behavior of Materials

Discovery™ TMA 450 Thermomechanical Analyzer Offers Breakthrough Performance and Advanced Capabilities to Materials Scientists

New Castle, Delaware, March 19, 2019 - TA Instruments announced today the introduction of the Discovery™ TMA 450 Thermomechanical Analyzer which precisely measures dimensional changes of materials from -150 to 1000°C with unparalleled sensitivity and reproducibility. Outfitted with a wide range of fixtures and options, the TMA 450 handles sample configurations for testing in expansion, compression, flexure and tension modes, extending and empowering scientists and engineers with even more valuable information about the mechanical behavior of materials. 

“With the ever-increasing demands for higher performing materials to meet the needs of challenging applications, understanding how a material reacts to its environment is more important than ever, said Kadine Mohomed, Thermal Product Manager. “The TMA 450 is the tenth Discovery thermal analysis instrument introduced over the last three years and demonstrates TA Instruments’ unwavering commitment to deliver the most innovative, easy-to-use, and reliable thermal analysis systems to customers around the world.”

Advanced testing capabilities includes TA’s Modulated TMA™ for the most efficient separation of simultaneous expansion and contraction of a material, Dynamic TMA for viscoelastic properties by small amplitude, fixed-frequency sinusoidal deformation, and Creep/Stress relaxation for viscoelastic behavior under transient conditions. Operation is simplified with ease-of-use features such as the new app-style touch screen interface with One-Touch-Away™ functionality and powerful TRIOS software.

Meeting and exceeding industry standards*, the Discovery TMA 450 provides information about the material’s coefficient of linear thermal expansion (CTE), shrinkage, softening, and glass transition temperatures. The advanced options can be used to obtain viscoelastic properties such as material’s stiffness (Modulus), damping properties (tan delta), creep and stress relaxation over extended experimental time. The TMA 450 is particularly useful for measuring these material properties locally, especially in manufactured components or assemblies where compatibility of materials is paramount.

The Discovery TMA 450 delivers premium performance and configuration flexibility intended to meet the requirements of the most demanding applications. As with all TA thermal analysis products, TA Instruments backs its promise of reliable products with the industry’s only 5-year furnace warranty.

About TA Instruments

A subsidiary of Waters Corporation, TA Instruments is the leading manufacturer of analytical instruments for thermal analysis, rheology and microcalorimetry. The company is headquartered in New Castle, Delaware, USA, and has direct operations in 24 countries.

About Waters Corporation (

Waters Corporation (NYSE:WAT), the world's leading specialty measurement company, has pioneered chromatography, mass spectrometry, and thermal analysis innovations serving the life, materials, and food sciences for more than 60 years. With approximately 7,000 employees worldwide, Waters operates directly in 31 countries, including 15 manufacturing facilities, and with products available in more than 100 countries.


Kadine Mohomed

TA Instruments Product Manager, Thermal

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