Novel 3D Printed Liquid Crystal Elastomers and the Characterization of Their Anisotropy, Rate-Depend

Overview Liquid-crystal elastomers (LCEs) uniquely combine molecular ordering with entropic elasticity. The result is a class of anisotropic elastomers with remarkable properties spanning stimuli responsive actuation to exceptional dissipation of mechanical energy. Our group has recently developed a range of photopolymerizable LCE resins and inks which we 3D print using direct ink writing (DIW) and…

Specific Heat Capacity Measurements Using DSC and Modulated DSC

  Overview Specific heat capacity measures the ability of a material to absorb thermal energy. Specific heat capacity is an important property in many fields; it involves thermal energy exchange. People have been studying specific heat capacity for decades on a wide variety of materials such as phase change materials, carbon nanomaterials, heating and cooling…

Elucidating Thermodynamic Details of Biologic and Small Molecule Drugs using Microcalorimetry

Overview Researchers are working tirelessly to understand the basic chemical details of viral pathogenesis, viral protein structures, and identifying therapeutics to disrupt and prevent disease. There are different modes of therapies evolving that include small-molecule antiviral drugs, mRNA, and protein-based vaccines. Microcalorimetry is one powerful tool for the development and characterization of the mechanism of…

Applications of Tribo Rheometry in Material Characterization

  Overview Tribology is the study of friction between two interacting surfaces. Traditionally encompassing friction-based studies of lubrication and wear, the applications of this field has expanded into different industries such as food and beverage (e.g: quantify mouthfeel and texture), personal care (e.g: quantify skin-feel), asphalt (e.g: development of warm mix asphalt technologies) and rubbers…

Rheology Workflow Automation with TRIOS AutoPilot: Enhanced Measurement with Reduced User Training

  Overview Discover how the new TRIOS AutoPilot software system enables you to standardize rheology workflow processes and decision-making. Combining thorough user-guidance, automated data processing, and decisional logic, AutoPilot reduces measurement variation, expedites tedious operations, and drives actionable decisions. Learn how you can join other organizations that have implemented these techniques to accelerate efficiency and…

Achieving 21CRF11 Compliance: Thermal Analysis and Rheology Data Management Through TRIOS Guardian

  Overview Guardian for TRIOS is a compliant, easy to setup, low maintenance system that uses the tools you have in place to meet the 21CFR11 requirements. In this webinar, you will learn how Guardian for TRIOS leverages existing Windows networking and file systems to give you compliance without any additional overhead associated with database…

Correlating Cured Rubber Characteristics to Product Performance

Overview New product design is expedited by gathering product performance metrics early in the compound development process. These key metrics link to final product performance and answer common questions: How will my product perform in its final application? Is performance guaranteed over the lifetime of the product? Predicting mechanical rigidity, suitability to end-use environmental conditions,…

Techniques for Rubber Compound Processing and Production Success

Overview Have you experienced manufacturing performance differences between batches of materials, despite seeing no difference in specifications or cure data? Do you want to reduce scrap, improve processing efficiencies, and minimize variability in your manufacturing process? Join us as we adventure beyond the cure curve and look at additional testing methods to correlate material characteristics…

Polymer Properties for Compound Formulation: Determining Polymers That Lead to Successful Products

Overview The polymer used in a compound recipe is critical to compound processing behavior and final product performance, yet polymer characterization is an under-utilized technique in the rubber industry. Traditionally, the rheological behavior of the raw polymer is characterized using Mooney viscosity, which provides limited information. The Rubber Process Analyzer (RPA) can better characterize…

Fatigue and Durability of Medical Devices

Overview Durability testing of Medical Devices is crucial for validation of performance and safety and often becomes an important element of regulatory submissions. As such, devices undergo a range of extensive fatigue characterization to support lifetime predictions for the design, optimization and approval for safe and life-changing device solutions. A variety of common standards-based…

Mechanics and Strength of Biomaterials

Overview This presentation will introduce a range of biomaterials test applications where mechanical test instruments are assisting researchers and engineers in gaining a better understanding of native and artificial tissues. Tissue characterization often leverages test techniques designed to measure quasi-static and dynamic properties of human or animal model tissues. These measurements can be used to…