Polymers, in their various forms, are a vital part of our material infrastructure and continue to grow in importance and utilization. Due to their unique and diverse mechanical properties, they offer solutions to technical challenges in many applications. Whether their role is as a bulk material, composite, or coating, quantifying the resulting properties and responses to stress is vital to development and production.
As these applications grown in complexity and shrink in size, quantification by traditional means becomes increasingly difficult. It is also increasingly vital, as tolerances tighten and conditions become more extreme. This presentation will review the mechanical properties that are quantifiable by modern instrumented indentation and scratch testing systems. It also includes practical examples exploring those properties and their relevance to a range of applications.
Mark Haase is a Commercial Product Specialist at Anton Paar. For the last three years, he has helped our customers and colleagues improve their products and processes by making advanced metrology techniques practical for the lab and the factory. He has a special focus on mechanical and structural characterization of bulk materials, coatings, and powders at multiple scales. Prior to joining Anton Paar, Mark taught and studied at the University of Cincinnati, researching advanced carbon material synthesis. capabilities.
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