Optimizing your Composites Fatigue Machine

We often think of composites as being leading edge materials despite the fact they have been widely researched for over 30 years.  The material properties they exhibit and the potential benefits they offer in light weight applications has long been understood.  However we also know that composite materials can present real challenges when it comes to materials testing. Whilst standards have begun to emerge around the static testing of composite materials, this is not the case in understanding the accumulation of damage and the fatigue life of composite coupons and simple components. Whilst these mechanics are well understood in the world of metals there is still little standardization in the field of composites fatigue. 

If you are struggling with the demands of composites testing on your existing machine or perhaps you are considering a new machine, please have a look below at some of the great equipment and upgrades Instron offers to support the fatigue testing of composites.

8802 Testing System
All of the items below are can be included with your new system or added onto an existing Instron testing frame. If you have a surplus in your end of year budget, consider adding any one of them to your existing machine to get more from your composite research or improve the accuracy and repeatability of your results. In addition, if you need any specific fixtures for your static testing Instron also offer fixtures and support for all the major static composites standards.

From alignment devices through to non-contacting strain and cycle free system tuning, we have the perfect add-on for your system new or existing to help you get the results you need, first time, every time!