In the last few years, the need for higher-performing materials to meet the requirements for challenging applications has increased considerably. For this reason, determining how a material reacts to its environment is crucial. The TMA technique provides information about the material’s coefficient of linear thermal expansion (CTE), shrinkage, softening, glass transition temperature (Tg), among others.

It has a wide range of advanced options that can be used to obtain viscoelastic properties such as the material’s stiffness (modulus), damping properties (tan delta), creep, and stress relaxation. The TMA is particularly useful for measuring these material properties locally, especially in manufactured components or assemblies where the compatibility of materials is paramount.

Applications and services

Standard and advanced functional tests:

  • ASTM E831
  • ASTM E1545
  • ASTM D696
  • ASTM D3386
  • ISO 11359: Parts 1-3
Capabilities
  • Non-contact, friction-free motor.

    Measures from soft compressive elastomers to stiff composite materials.

  • Wide-range, high-resolution measurement transducer up to 15 nm.
  • Different probes to enhance measurements

    Expansion, Macro, Penetration.

  • Advanced testing modes.

    Modulated TMA, Dynamic TMA, Creep and Stress Relaxation extend capabilities.

  • Mechanical Cooling Accessory (MCA 70)

    Great temperature control without liquid nitrogen from -70°C to 1000°C.

  • Powerful TRIOS software easy to use.
  • App-style touch screen.
Virtual Lab Features
  • Real-time communication and reporting of failures and trends. High quality images.
  • Easy image review thanks to our filtering engine.
  • Permanent access to historical results.
  • Training material.
  • Documentation management.
  • Push notifications.