Composites are fabricated with two different materials, namely, matrix and reinforcement. But most of the composites use polymer matrix material or resin. Strengthening materials are regular fibers, but sometimes comprises of ground materials. Composites are light weighted and high-strength materials that are used in many industries in different applications like military aircraft, aerospace, commercial aircraft, etc. Since composites are used to enhance the strength and stiffness with lighter weight, mechanical testing of these materials is quite essential to improve the quality of end products, for safety purposes and to make perfect design assumptions. Testing is quite significant for composites to measure the different variations in fibers and matrices and to examine the mixtures that can be blended to achieve the complete range of properties.
Designing and testing a composite material can be a difficult task, but high-quality testing instruments make it possible to achieve. Polymers or resins present in different composites are polyester, epoxy, shape memory polymer resin, vinyl ester. Fibers include carbon fiber, fiberglass, and Kevlar. Fiber reinforced composite materials include short fiber-reinforced materials and continuous materials which are used for layering and for laminated structures. The manufacturers who deal in manufacturing goods made of composite materials need to need to ensure that the quality of their end products with the help of best quality testing equipment. Material testing is done to augment the stiffness and strength of composites.
Presto offers an extensive range of highly precise composites testing equipments to test the quality of materials and end products.