Advanced Composite Materials (ACM) Testing

Advanced Composite Materials (ACMs) are finding more and more wide-spread applications in a variety of industries. Well beyond traditional fiberglass and plastics, composites are now made from a number of different plastic, metal, and ceramic materials.

Advanced Composite Materials (ACMs) have broad, proven applications, in the aircraft, aerospace, and sports equipment sectors. Even more specifically ACMs are very attractive for aircraft and aerospace structural parts. ACMs have been developing for NASA’s Advanced Space Transportation Program, armor protection for Army aviation and the Federal Aviation Administration of the U.S.A., and high-temperature shafting for the Comanche helicopter. Additionally, ACMs have decades of history in military and government aerospace industries. However, much of the new technology is now being developed for secondary or commercial markets, and the technology of advanced composites manufacture is continually evolving.

NTS has the capabilities to assess the mechanical strength and integrity of these materials and provide you with the data required to evaluate the performance of the product applications. Listed below are some of our ASTM, IEC and UL test methods for Composites, Polymer and advanced materials.

  • Barcol Hardness
  • Ball Pressure Test
  • Bonding Strength
  • Bond Strength Properties of Adhesives – Butt Joint
  • Bond Strength Properties of Adhesives – Lap Shear
  • Bond Strength Properties of Adhesives – Peel Strength
  • Bond Strength Properties of Adhesives T-Peel
  • Break Strength
  • Changes in Linear Dimensions of Polymeric Materials
  • Climbing Drum Peel Test
  • Compressive Strength
  • Comparative Tracking Index (CTI)
  • DC Resistance or Conductance of Insulating Materials
  • Deflection Temperature of Polymeric Materials Under Load
  • Density Determination of Foamed Polymer Material
  • Dielectric Breakdown Voltage and Dielectric Strength
  • Dielectric Constant (DC) and Dissipation Factor (DF)
  • Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC)
  • Dynamic Mechanical Analysis (DMA)
  • Flammability
  • Flexural or Bend
  • Flexural Properties of Plastics
  • Fracture Toughness
  • Glow-Wire Flammability for Materials
  • Glow-Wire Flammability (Ignitability) for End Products
  • Heat Aging of Plastics Without Load
  • High-Voltage, Low Current Dry Arc Resistance
  • Hot Wire Ignition (HWI)
  • Ignition Loss of Cured Reinforced Resins
  • Izod Impact Test
  • Specific Gravity of Polymers
  • Strength Properties of Adhesives in Shear by Tension
  • Tensile – Elastomer Properties
  • Tensile Impact Test
  • Tensile Properties of Polymer Matrix Composite Materials
  • Tensile Properties of Thermoplastic Materials
  • Tensile Strength – Thin Polymeric Sheeting
  • Thermo Gravimetric Analysis (TGA)
  • Vicat Softening Point of Polymeric Materials
  • Water Absorption of Plastic Materials