In the field of plastics, especially in applications with high technical content, it is often necessary to combine agood design and molding with the implementation of specific tests in order to quantify the mechanical- ,thermal- or tribological performance.
In the specific it is possible to perform normed tests, according to international standards (ISO or ASTM) orspecial tests developed on purpose for the specific product.
In fact, if on the one hand the standard tests are internationally recognized and allow to make comparisons with other materials, on the other hand they don’t always provide useful results in practice. Furthermore, the performance of a product made of plastic material depends, besides the material, even on its geometry and on the transformation process.
For this reason, especially for heavy duty applications which present collisions and/or wear, it is recommended tocarry out specific tests.
Thanks to F.M. mechanical workshop, it is also possible to design and implement, in short time and competitive costs, special tests on productswith dedicated tooling.
With regard to materials, FM lab can rely on the use of a press for injection molding entirely dedicated to research activities, for the study of particular materials or manufacture of samples.
FMLab can realize different kind of tests (mechanical, thermal, tribological …) following international standards or developing ad-hoc tests:
Properties of these plastics are in fact relatively little known and studied and the use of specific machines give the possibility to fill these gaps, optimizing the choice of material and quantifying its properties in order to obtain the most efficient products.