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Thermo-Mechanical Analysis (TMA)

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Thermo-Mechanical Analysis (TMA)

Thermomechanical analysis, also known as TMA, makes the sample under the control of a certain temperature program, applies a certain mechanical force to the sample, and measures the change of the size or shape of the sample in a certain direction with temperature or time. This technique is one of the more important thermal analysis methods, and it is a good supplement to perfect DSC, TGA and DMA methods. It can be widely used in inorganic ceramics, metal materials, polymers, building materials, coating materials, refractory materials, composite materials and other fields. As a professional reliability third-party testing organization, T,C&A Lab can provide TMA testing service for various samples according to ISO, ASTM standards and industry requirements. Welcome to contact our experts for consultation.

Why perform TMA testing

As various substances change with temperature, their mechanical properties change accordingly. Therefore, thermomechanical analysis is of great significance to the research and measurement of the application temperature range, processing conditions, and mechanical properties of materials.

Although thermomechanical analysis involves a wide range of materials, including metals, ceramics, inorganic materials and organic materials, it is of special significance to study the glass transition temperature Tg, flow temperature Tf, phase transition, Young's modulus, stress relaxation and so on.

Analysis and testing capabilities of TMA

  • Coefficient of thermal expansion
  • Glass transition temperature
  • Changes in crystalline phases
  • Melting temperature
  • Coefficient of linear thermal expansion
  • Softening temperatures
  • Linear thermal expansion
  • Phase transition process

Case studies

  • Polyphenylene ether: expansion-glass transition temperature-softening point label
  • Glass fiber composite material-linear expansion-anisotropy
  • Compression creep of PA66

Standards we test to

  • ASTM E831-19, ASTM E1545-11, ASTM E1363-18, ASTM E1824-19, ASTM E228-17, ASTM E2113-18, ASTM E2918-18a, ASTM E2092-18a, ASTM E2347-16, ASTM E2769-18
  • ISO 11359, ISO 11357, ISO 11358

In addition, the experts in our Thermo-mechanical Analysis (TMA) Laboratory also provide a variety of custom services as your needs and requirements. Let's discuss the custom services with our experts for free.

Instruments and data

Thermo-Mechanical Analysis (TMA)
Thermo-Mechanical Analysis

Reference

  1. Do, T.; et al. Fully-Enclosed Ceramic Micro-burners Using Fugitive Phase and Powder-based Processing. Scientific reports 6.1 (2016): 1-12.

Note: the service is for research use only and not intended for any clinical use.

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