Thermal analysis methods measure physical, mechanical, chemical, and thermodynamic changes taking place under differing temperatures and loads, and can pinpoint when and at what temperature significant changes occur. Element offers highly reliable thermal analysis services, including thermogravimetric analysis (TGA), differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), dynamic mechanical analysis (DMA), and thermomechanical analysis (TMA).
Thermal analysis helps determine if materials are appropriate for the intended application or use. By using a model of temperature over time, these methods provide accurate data about glass transition temperature (Tg), coefficient of linear thermal expansion (CTE), specific heat, melting temperature, phase transitions, and more.
Thermal analysis methods are also useful for identifying unknown materials, answering questions about the molecular structures of crystalline and amorphous polymers, and aiding in new composite materials research and development.
The Element advantage
Our polymer experts have years of experience with thermal analysis and non-metallic materials testing and can assist in choosing the correct method for your project.
Whether you are looking to predict material behavior or improve existing materials, our thermal analysis services provide fast and accurate testing to give you the answers you need.
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Our Thermal Analysis Services
Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC)
DSC is a reliable and cost-effective method for measuring Tg, phase transitions, degree of cure, degree of crystallinity, and more.
Dynamic Mechanical Analysis (DMA)
DMA determines thermal-mechanical properties, such as glass transitions (Tg), by measuring the complex moduli and viscoelastic behavior of materials as a function of cyclic load and temperature.
Thermogravimetric Analysis (TGA)
TGA measures a material's thermophysical and thermochemical properties by measuring the change in specimen mass as a function of temperature and time.
Thermomechanical Analysis (TMA)
TMA provides data on thermal properties by contacting the specimen with a quartz probe to measure CTE and Tg.
Polymer Matrix Composites (PMCs) are helping push the limits of aerospace technology with lighter, stronger, more durable materials. From structural components to interior materials, PMCs provide lightweight strength and unmatched durability.
Energy Coatings Testing
We offer world-class materials expertise in polymers, elastomers, thermoplastics, composites and structural adhesives.
Ceramic Matrix Composites (CMC) Testing
Our aerospace testing experts help companies characterize their CMC materials and develop their products with the properties needed for lightweight and extreme high-temperature applications.
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