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Setting Up the Ball on 3 Balls Geometry on the Discovery HR for Tribo-Rheometry Testing

Overview In this tech tip, we demonstrate how to get reliable Tribo-Rheometry data from point to point contact measurements using the Ball on 3 Balls Geometry on the Discovery HR. This geometry is ideal for studying the effect of friction and long-term wear on materials ranging from automotive components and greases, lubrication in prosthetic devices,…

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Fingerprinting recycled thermoplastic resins for process optimisation

  Overview The ability of a material to store and transfer heat is characterized with the material properties of thermal diffusivity, thermal conductivity, and specific heat capacity. Understanding these properties is critical when exposing a material to a wide array of temperature environments: large gradients, rapid changes, and maintaining stability, to name a few. Accurate…

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How To Optimize Lyophilization with Thermal Analysis

Lyophilization, also called freeze-drying, is the process of removing water from a sample, often for preservation. Lyophilization involves the sublimation of a sample’s water content, usually through a rapid freezing process. Freezing materials quickly helps avoid the destruction of the cell walls in the sample from the formation of large ice crystals.

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Setting Up the 3 Balls on Plate Geometry on the Discovery HR for Tribo-Rheometry Testing

Overview The three balls on plate tribo-rheometry accessory is designed for measuring the coefficient of friction of soft materials like food or solid surfaces like coatings. As one of the TA Instruments Discovery Hybrid Rheometer tribo-rheometry accessories, this geometry simplifies surface friction measurements on all DHR models. Advanced TRIOS software makes setup and control easy,…

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Medical Device Webinar Series

Material characterization for medical devices Watch our on-demand medical devices testing webinar series to gain expert insight into the critical factors involved in medical device design, testing, and regulatory compliance – including mechanical, fatigue, and durability testing and the rheological study of soft biomaterials.

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Powder Rheology

  Description The Powder Rheology Accessory expands the DHR’s capabilities to powders, enabling characterization of behaviors during storage, dispensing, processing and end use.  Product development and process optimization are accelerated with quantitative measurements of dynamic flowability and shear properties of consolidated powder.  Screening new formulations or incoming raw materials detects unexpected behavior to avoid large-scale…

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Rheology of Paints and Coatings

From shiny cars to streak-free walls, we demand a lot from our coatings and paints. A high-quality paint not only needs dazzling color, but also must offer the right material properties for a smooth application and drying process. Consistency is crucial: too thin and the paint will run and drip; too thick and it will clump and not dry evenly. Spray paints and coatings also need to be applied smoothly without clogging the spray device.

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How to Create User-Defined Variables in TRIOS

Overview In this Tech Tip, we will discuss how to create user-defined variables in TRIOS. User-defined variables expand your capabilities for advanced analysis and custom reports within TRIOS software. Learn how to set custom scalar sample properties and create variables defined by a customized equation for both thermal analysis and rheology tests in this quick…

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San Jose Seminars

Thermal Analysis Day 1 Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC) Thermogravimetric Analysis Theory and Applications Thermal Analysis Toolkit for Materials Characterization Rheology Day 2 Section I: Rheology & DMA Theory and Instrumentation Section II: Intermediate Rheology Methods Section III: Intermediate DMA Methods and Other Advanced Topics I have a viscometer, why do I need a rheometer?

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