Hands-On Training Courses

The TA Instruments Hands-On Training Courses are two-day courses that are taught entirely in the lab in front of the instruments. Class size is limited to ensure an ideal learning environment. Topics include Basic Theory, instrument and software operation, calibration, and applications. All courses are fee-based. The courses are scheduled at regular intervals, sometimes in conjunction with the Theory & Applications Courses. For information on Theory & Applications Training Courses, click here.)

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Training details
Who should attend?

Any new or existing user looking for guidance into instrument setup, operation, calibration, and/or application method development.  These courses are currently applicable to the Discovery and Q series thermal analysis instruments, RSA G2 and Q800 model Dynamic Mechanical Analyzers (DMA), and Discovery Hybrid and ARES G2 Rheometers.  Check the ‘Course Outlines’ below for information about topics typically covered during the two day course.  Recommended pre-requisites include the recorded QuickStart courses and attendance at the Theory & Applications courses.  Customers are encouraged to bring samples for analysis during Hands-on training, or else TA Instruments can supply materials suitable for demonstration.

For additional information, email training@tainstruments.com

Course Schedule

Hands-on courses are scheduled at regular intervals, typically in conjunction with the Theory & Applications training courses. (For information on the Theory & Applications Courses, click here) All Hands-on courses are held in our New Castle, DE training facilities unless otherwise noted on the schedule.

Training Schedule

Registration & Logistics

Class size for the Hands-On Training Courses is limited to 5 attendees.  This limitation is set to ensure each attendee has the opportunity to actually work with the instrument.  Please proceed to the registration site using the link below, to determine if space in the class is still available.

The tuition fee for each course is $2,530. Payment should be made by check or credit card (Mastercard, Visa, or American Express) at the time of registration.

For additional information, email training@tainstruments.com

Jennifer Gibson
Phone: (302) 427-4111
Fax: (302) 427-4054

Course Outlines

Discovery DSC/TGA

This two-day training course is held entirely in the lab, working on the instruments, running samples and analyzing data. This course covers our Discovery Series DSC and TGA, and it is recommended that attendees have also taken the DSC and/or TGA Theory and Applications course prior to taking this hands-on course.

The course will cover:

  • Instrumentation
  • Sample Preparation
  • Method Development
  • Running Samples
  • Data Analysis & Interpretation
  • Calibration & Maintenance

Samples can include, but are not limited to, polymers, dispersions, and calibration materials. Attendees are welcome to bring or send in samples for analysis during the Hands-on course, and while we can’t promise to analyze every sample in the two days allotted, we can certainly discuss recommended details of analyses.

Q Series DSC/TGA

This two-day training course is held entirely in the lab, working on the instruments, running samples and analyzing data. This course covers our Q Series DSC’s and TGA’s, and it is recommended that attendees have also taken the DSC and/or TGA Theory and Applications course prior to taking this hands-on course.

The course will cover:

  • Instrumentation
  • Sample Preparation
  • Method Development
  • Running Samples
  • Data Analysis & Interpretation
  • Calibration & Maintenance

Samples can include, but are not limited to, polymers, dispersions, and calibration materials. Attendees are welcome to bring or send in samples for analysis during the Hands-on course, and while we can’t promise to analyze every sample in the two days allotted, we can certainly discuss recommended details of analyses.

ARES G2 Rheometers

This two-day training course is held entirely in the lab, working on the instruments, running samples and analyzing data. This course covers our ARES G2 rheometer, and it is recommended that attendees have also taken the Rheology Theory and Applications course prior to taking this hands-on course.

The course will cover:

  • Instrumentation
  • Sample Preparation
  • Method Development
  • Running Samples
  • Data Analysis & Interpretation
  • Calibration & Maintenance

Samples can include, but are not limited to, polymers, dispersions, and calibration materials. Attendees are welcome to bring or send in samples for analysis during the Hands-on course, and while we can’t promise to analyze every sample in the two days allotted, we can certainly discuss recommended details of analyses.

DHR Rheometers

This two-day training course is held entirely in the lab, working on the instruments, running samples and analyzing data. This course covers our Discovery Hybrid Rheometer (DHR), and it is recommended that attendees have also taken the Rheology Theory and Applications course prior to taking this hands-on course.

The course will cover:

  • Instrumentation
  • Sample Preparation
  • Method Development
  • Running Samples
  • Data Analysis & Interpretation
  • Calibration & Maintenance

Samples can include, but are not limited to, polymers, dispersions, and calibration materials. Attendees are welcome to bring or send in samples for analysis during the Hands-on course, and while we can’t promise to analyze every sample in the two days allotted, we can certainly discuss recommended details of analyses.

Q Series DMA

This two-day training course is held entirely in the lab, working on the instruments, running samples and analyzing data. This course covers our Q800 model Dynamic Mechanical Analyzer (DMA), and it is recommended that attendees have also taken the DMA Theory and Applications course prior to taking this hands-on course.

The course will cover:

  • Instrumentation
  • Sample Preparation
  • Method Development
  • Running Samples
  • Data Analysis & Interpretation
  • Calibration & Maintenance

Samples can include, but are not limited to, thermoplastic and thermoset polymers and calibration materials. Attendees are welcome to bring or send in samples for analysis during the Hands-on course, and while we can’t promise to analyze every sample in the two days allotted, we can certainly discuss recommended details of analyses.

RSA G2 DMA

This two-day training course is held entirely in the lab, working on the instruments, running samples and analyzing data. This course covers our RSA G2 model Dynamic Mechanical Analyzer (DMA), and it is recommended that attendees have also taken the DMA Theory and Applications course prior to taking this hands-on course.

The course will cover:

  • Instrumentation
  • Sample Preparation
  • Method Development
  • Running Samples
  • Data Analysis & Interpretation
  • Calibration & Maintenance

Samples can include, but are not limited to, thermoplastic and thermoset polymers and calibration materials. Attendees are welcome to bring or send in samples for analysis during the Hands-on course, and while we can’t promise to analyze every sample in the two days allotted, we can certainly discuss recommended details of analyses.