DatapointLabs is a US-based center of excellence for the measurement of physical properties of materials required for product development, CAE and R&D. Established in 1995, the company's ISO17025 accredited test laboratory provides 5-business-day turnaround on standard testing of virtually any materials used in the products of today and tomorrow. Test Catalog.
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comprehensive online catalog and order system for physical, thermal, and flow properties of materials for use in product development and R&D
material testing and material parameter conversion to create material cards for over 30 simulation (CAE) programs, including finite-element analysis, crash and drop-test simulations, injection-molding and other process simulations
validate your simulation against a physical part, created and tested using a rigid protocol to probe the accuracy of the simulation and quantify its ability to replicate the test
build and manage curated material data collections for use across your ecosystem and product life cycle, including advanced tasks: simulation material modeling, specifications management, and master material file management
lab information management infrastructure for the operation of test laboratories, fully integrated data gathering, analytics, and collaboration tools
The aerospace industry tests for a wide range of properties; while there is some emphasis on certification, a major component is related to new product development. Materials tend to be more exotic and include light weight, high strength plastics that can take high temperatures, crushable foams, and clear plastics that are used in windows and canopies.
The automotive industry performs testing of materials with two primary objectives. Testing for the material certification and desigh properties, with or without the application of CAE. Design properties are precision data that are used to represent the material in new product development. Data include stress-strain data, fatigue, creep.
In order to categorize the testing needs of this industry, it is useful to divide it into three broad classes: in vivo, durable goods and disposables. The kinds of data needed for each situation are quite different Biomedical applications for use inside the human body are characterized by the need for properties measured in a fluid environment and at body temperature. Aside from metals, the properties of most materials are surprisingly different at 37C as compared to room temperature. It becomes important to measure all relevant properties for in-vivo applications at this temperature. If materials are immersed, then testing in a saline environment at 37C is required.
This business is broadly classified into consumables and durables. The materials and design paradigms for each are different. The consumables market places a high demand on plastic and paper packaging. Plastic components are blow molded or injection-molded with bottle caps, typically injection molded. Drop testing of these components is an important design requirement. Properties are needed for the simulation of all these stages. Storage of these products also places requires an understanding of the creep characteristics of the packages. Visco-elastic behavior is often characterized in this regard as well as classical creep
The building materials industry is increasingly looking to non-conventional materials for novel applications. These include plastic lumber, polymer extrusions, composite panels, aluminum and impact resistant glass.
The oil industry dominates this industry segment with applications for extremely challenging environments. Oil field equipment, drilling muds, cements and other materials must sustain extreme conditions of temperature, pressure and corrosive chemicals.
Foods are processed in a many ways resulting in a tremendous variety of products. Fluid products such as ketchups, sauces and spreads exhibit complex rheological behavior which may need to be characterized for proper processing.
Flow, thermal and mechanical properties including stress-strain behavior, thermo-mechanical properties, and rate dependent tensile data.
Stress-strain, rate-dependent and failure properties, fatigue, high temperature creep, thermal properties.
Rubber mechanical properties including hyper-elastic and visco-elastic data. Thermal and cure properties, rheology and chemo-rheological data.