Although composites have been used since the first brick was formed, new composites are wonders of materials science.
Composite testing is an increasingly crucial service for aerospace, military, power generation, and transportation applications. By combining desired properties of ceramics, polymers, metals, glass, cellulose, and other materials, advanced composites protect spacecraft from the heat of launch or stop bullets as a layer in lightweight body armor.
Composites testing requires specialized knowledge, experience and equipment. Element’s state-of the-art composite testing laboratories are outfitted with the tools necessary for even the most sophisticated projects. Our chemists, engineers, and materials scientists will evaluate your composite samples to meet your quality standards or regulatory requirements, no matter how rigorous.
Ceramic Matrix Composites Testing
Using ceramics as the base materials, Ceramic Matrix Composites (CMCs) bring ultra-light strength, heat-resistance and durability to aerospace and other sectors.
Polymer Matrix Composites Testing
Polymer Matrix Composites (PMCs) bring the flexibility and fluid properties of plastics to more traditional materials, creating composites that are as durable as they are versatile.
Building Materials Testing
Construction and building materials have greatly benefited from the newest wave of material innovation; new composite building materials are lighter, stronger and more versatile than ever.
Standards We Test To
American Society for Testing & Materials
ASTM C190, ASTM C348, ASTM C482, ASTM C67, ASTM C1161, ASTM C1273, ASTM C1275 , ASTM C1291, ASTM C1292 , ASTM C1337 , ASTM C1341, ASTM C1358, ASTM C1359, ASTM C1360, ASTM C1361, ASTM C1366, ASTM C1425, ASTM C1468, ASTM D7291, ASTM D6415, ASTM D3410, ASTM D6641, ASTM D6484, ASTM D3039, ASTM D5766, ASTM D3518, ASTM D2344, ASTM D5379, ASTM D7078, ASTM D7136, ASTM D7137, ASTM D5528, ASTM D6671, ASTM D3479, ASTM E1640, ASTM D7028, ASTM E1545, ASTM E831, ASTM D3418, ASTM E1356, ASTM D7426
International Code Council
ICC-ES AC 01, ICC-ES AC 58, ICC-ES AC 70, ICC-ES AC106
International Standards Organization
Suppliers of Advanced Composite Materials Association
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