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Designing New Materials for Additive Manufacturing: Vat Photopolymerization

Designing New Materials for Additive Manufacturing: Vat Photopolymerization Overview 3D printing, or additive manufacturing (AM), provides opportunities to create previously unattainable geometric objects through layer-by-layer fabrication. Novel macromolecular structures and synthetic methods coupled with unique printing methods lead to 3D part generation with micron-scale resolution and tunable to emerging technologies. By tuning polymer structure, printing…

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Interfacial Rheology: Fundamental Overview and Applications

Interfacial Rheology: Fundamental Overview and Applications Overview Interfacial rheology dominates the behavior of many complex fluid systems. Whether the system is characterized by a fluid-fluid interface or fluid-air interface, these characteristics influence the behavior of biological systems, oil recovery, personal care products, food and more. Learn the basic forces that drive interfacial dynamics and…

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Applying Rheo-Microscopy to Understand The Rheology of Suspensions & Emulsions

  Overview Rheo-microscopy combines rheological measurements with simultaneous investigation of the material’s microstructure, and how it may evolve in response to external stresses or strain fields. This webinar will showcase the power of rheo-microscopy for an accurate interpretation of rheological data in the context of three case studies, each on a different material and using…

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Discovering the Rheometer with the Sensitivity, etc. to Address the Most Demanding Applications

  Overview Have you been tasked with answering any of the following or similar questions? Will our product flow under these conditions? What are the optimal processing conditions? Will this formulation be accepted or rejected by our sensory panel? What is the working time for this adhesive? How strong is the final composite sample? Will…

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Connecting Polymer Processing and Product Performance through Rheology & DMA on the New DHR

  Overview The viscoelastic properties of polymers play a critical role in the different stages of polymer processing operations, whether it is melting and extrusion or the performance of the final product. On most polymer data sheets, these properties are presented in the form of a melt flow index. However, this simplistic approach is inherently…

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Thermal, Rheological and Mechanical Characterizations of Thermosets

  Overview Thermosetting materials, such as epoxy, have been widely applied in many areas including automotive, aerospace and electronics industries in the form of surface coating, structural adhesives, advanced composites and packaging materials. These kind of materials pose high mechanical strength, high temperature stability and good solvent resistance. Unlike thermoplastic polymers, the process of thermosets…

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Chemical Characterization of Medical Devices

Overview During the formulation and manufacturing of polymeric materials for medical devices, the materials go through multiple stages and undergo many transformations. At each of these stages new additives might be added or the material is exposed to physical factors like heat which impacts the chemical nature of the ingredients. Subsequently, during the final product…

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