PHYSICAL TESTING of NONMETALLIC MATERIALS

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IMR has the capability of doing your re-life testing and material certification before you start laying up your parts or as receiving inspections as you enter mass production.  We can do single tests or any of the following as part of a re-life certification, as IMR is A2LA, Nadcap, Gulfstream, Sikorsky, and Pratt approved for the following tests:

  • Resin flow
  • Gel time
  • Tack & drape
  • Adhesive weight
  • Fiber areal weight
  • Constituent content among many others

PREPREG TESTING

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Prepreg testing is designed to examine the preimpregnated properties of the fabrics and tapes, such as the resin flow properties, the fiber areal weight, tack and drap, etc, which are all important for manufacturers in their curing processes.

SEALANT TESTING

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Sealants need to retain flexibility under a wide range of environmental conditions, such as temperature, physical stresses and exposure to active fluids. Failure can be derived from wrong material selection for the application.

TABER ABRASION TESTING

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Taber abrasion on coatings determines the wear properties of the coating for when it goes into service. 

PHOTOMICROGRAPHY

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The software assembles the images so the various layers of the microstructure can be selectively viewed.  This data is critical in determining material characteristics.

custom engineering 

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HARDNESS TESTING

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Hardness testing quantifies the durometer or pencil hardness on nonmetallic materials and coatings, which can be extremely important when the material is in operation.