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Other Items on Testing from the SPRA Archives

Mechanical Test Equipment for Polymers from Zwick

Carl Challenger, reviewed the range of test equipment from Zwick Testing Machines Ltd specifically for measuring the mechanical properties of polymeric materials and components.  April 2008


Mechanical Testing at Impact Laboratories

Dr Ed Clutton, from Impact Laboratories in Grangemouth, described how mechanical test equipment can be used, not just to generate QC data, but also for product evaluation and troubleshooting.  April 2008


Measurement Technology from Mitutoyo

Graham Bell and Paul Spencer outlined the Mitutoyo’s range of measurement technology available to the plastics and toolmaking sectors, including Coordinate Measuring Machines (CMM's).  Dec 2006


Ultrasonic Gauging of Extruded Products from Zumbach

Daniel Frankum (Zumbach Electronics) demonstrated the application of ultrasonic gauging techniques for measuring wall thickness in pipes, tubing, cables and other extruded products.  June 2003


Vision Techniques for Quality in the Polymer Industry

Marc Van Gerven (BarcoVision Ltd) presented the application of vision techniques to inspection and quality in the polymer industry. June 2003


Fire Performance Testing at Fire Testing Technology

Andrew Green, Fire Testing Technology, reviewed the development of laboratory tests to evaluate the different aspects of fire performance, before giving a detailed explanation of the Cone Calorimeter.  Dec 2001

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