In material science today, scientists and engineers are faced with the pressure of an ever-increasing pace of innovation to meet the demands of new applications and stay ahead of the competition.  In addition, your customers expect immediate access to information and rapid resolutions to problems.  Thermal Analysis, Rheology, and Mechanical Testing techniques represent a powerful range of analytical tools that can help you achieve your goals. These seminars are designed to provide a more intimate understanding of these techniques, their capabilities, and when to use them, with the goal of enabling scientists and engineers to make better informed decisions to meet these material challenges head-on.

The presented content will cover a wide variety of measurement techniques and material types.

  • Differential Scanning Calorimetry
  • Thermogravimetric Analysis
  • High Pressure TGA
  • Simultaneous DSC/TGA
  • Thermomechanical Analysis
  • Rheology
  • Dynamic Mechanical Analysis
  • Thermal Activity Monitor
  • Flash Diffusivity
  • Dilatometry
  • Fatigue Testing
  • Isothermal Calorimetry
  • Thermoplastics
  • Thermosetting polymers
  • Elastomers
  • Adhesives
  • Sealants
  • Paints, inks, coatings
  • Food
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Metals
  • Ceramics
  • and more!

Who Should Attend

These educational seminars are designed for scientists, engineers, technicians and managers with any level of familiarity with thermal analysis and/or rheology and mechanical testing who would like to gain a broader understanding of these techniques and capabilities. Participants will walk away able to make better-informed decisions and will be able to choose the right analytical tools to acquire the most meaningful information. Users of all makes and models of instruments will benefit from the seminar and are welcome to attend.

The Thermal Analysis and Rheology trainings will be held on separate days so attendees may register for one or both sessions. Participants will receive course notes in electronic form (flash drive) upon registration check-in.

Day 1: Thermal Analysis

TA applications engineers will present top tips and approaches in thermal analysis characterization techniques. Join us as we explore sorption properties and degradation stability by thermogravimetry, thermal stability by DSC and isothermal microcalorimetry, heat transfer properties by thermal conductivity meters and diffusivity analyzers, and dimensional stability by thermomechanical analysis and dilatometry.

Day 2: Rheology and Mechanical Testing

The seminar will cover mechanical characterization of liquids, solids and semi-solids using rotational shear rheometers and linear mechanical analyzers. Specific emphasis will be placed on viscous flow profiling, dynamic viscoelastic characterization, and fatigue and durability studies. In addition to insights derived from these core measurements, capabilities for additional property measurements that are possible with this common set of analytical equipment will be presented.

Each seminar day will run from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm. Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

8:00 AM Registration
8:30 AM Morning Session
10:00 AM Break
10:20 AM Morning Session (cont.)
12:00 PM  Lunch
 1:00 PM  Afternoon Session
2:15 PM Break
2:30 PM Afternoon Session (cont.)
3:30 PM Adjourn

Day 1

Thermal Analysis


Day 2

Rheology & Mechanical Testing



Boston, MA

Chicago, IL

Cleveland, OH

Raleigh-Durham, NC


Bridgewater, NJ

Cincinnati, OH

Detroit, MI

Wilmington, DE


Huntsville, AL

Houston, TX

Irvine, CA


Atlanta, GA

Dallas, TX

Minneapolis, MN

San Francisco, CA


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Contact Us

For more information on this course, please contact:

Jennifer Gibson
+1 (302) 427-4189