LIMS for Materials testing
Materials Testing and ATL’s LIMS and Automation Solutions
ATL works with a variety of clients that perform product safety testing, material testing, competitive reviews, and much more. With over two decades of experience, our client’s leverage ATL’s LIMS expertise to integrate positive ID, electronic notebooks (ELN), and instrument integration. Our automated solutions accelerate and streamline laboratory operations, leading to enhanced data quality, maximization of resources, and cost savings.
Our clients leverage our technology to manage the data of the many types of testing including:
Composition: organizations need to know definitively what materials are in the composite materials they intend to use — such as thermoplastics, resins and sandwich core materials.
Shear: Materials testing designed to measure shear strength typically quantifies how much stress a specimen can take before rupturing and is often used to test the strength of adhesives.
Thermal: For any product that will undergo temperature changes.
Flexure: Measuring the action of bending or curving.
Ozone and gas exposure: This is a test used to determine the lifespan of materials, especially those materials intended for outdoor use, exposure to concentrated levels of ozone is a popular materials test to see the effects of degradation on the sample.
Tensile/Compression: From plastics and metals and concrete to adhesives and rubbers, tensile/compression testing is a form of materials testing that places samples under precise compressive loads to see how much compression they can stand, before deformation occurs.
Corrosion: To verify that a given material will be able to reach a certain length of service before failure occurs, a corrosion testing is frequently performed on manufactured materials expected to withstand certain environmental conditions for extended periods of time without degrading.
Fatigue: Fatigue testing looks at a material’s limit to withstand stresses before it suffers a permanent change to its structure. This method is used to determine the behavior of materials under fluctuating loads. Used to determine both the upper limit of one load a material can withstand before failing as well as the number of repeated loading cycles it can survive.
Impact: This test examines the ability of the material to absorb energy from a measured impact. This form of materials testing is used to test the toughness of a sample under extreme and often destructive conditions.
Flammability: For many products, especially consumer products, textiles, furniture, bedding and parts used in both the transportation and aerospace industries, there’s no substitute for this test to ensure the quality of the product and the safety of consumers.
Thermomechanical analysis: By applying a consistent force to materials such as polymers, glass, laminates and ceramics while they undergo varying temperature changes, thermomechanical analysis can determine the linear expansion and/or phase changes a sample undergoes as a result of this materials test method.
Environmental Chambers: This test is used to evaluate the effects of special environmental conditions on a sample, such as industrial products, materials, electronic devices and components as well as biological products. Various types of chambers are used to replicate environmental conditions such as extreme temperatures, as well as sudden variations (thermal shock), moisture or relative humidity, electrodynamic vibrations, electromagnetic radiation, cyclic corrosion testing, salt spray, rain, Weathering, exposure to sun and vacuum.