ITRI Innovation uses a TA Instruments Rheometer to conduct our Rheometry Testing Services, to measure shear rheology across various materials including polymers, metals and composites.
Rotational rheometry determines the structural and compositional changes within a material, which can affect flow and deformation. A rheometer will replicate the flow and deformation that is typically found in extrusion and injection moulding. The controlling factors in flow and deformation can affect the stability and performance of a material.
The material sample is loaded into the gap in the measuring system, specifically designed to impose shear flow when rotated. Rotating, oscillating or applying a step function, which controls motor torque or position change, determines material sample characteristics.
Rheometry is commonly used for testing viscosity, however it can be used to determine other characteristics within a material, including:
If you’re looking for a rheometry testing service, ITRI Innovation’s UK Laboratory is extremely experienced and has the expertise to help you interpret the results, whilst providing a fast turnaround at very competitive rates.
To discuss your potential requirements, call Dominic on 01727 871319.