CAMBRIDGE, MA — Lambient Technologies LLC, provider of precision measurement solutions for the curing of advanced polymer materials, will now provide cure-testing services. These services extend the benefits of dielectric cure monitoring to organizations that may only have an occasional need to gather data about material cure.
With Lambient Technologies’ cure testing services, companies working with thermoset resins or advanced composites such as carbon fiber prepreg will gain the data necessary to improve manufacturing throughput. With this data, companies can identify flaws or inconsistencies in raw materials obtained from outside suppliers. Curing behavior can vary from batch to batch or even within an individual roll of a material such as carbon fiber prepreg. With data provided by Lambient Technologies, companies can work with suppliers to improve the consistency of raw materials.
Organizations that use resins and prepregs may want to test incoming materials periodically to ensure they are receiving materials that cure to specifications. In addition, manufacturers of resins and prepregs may wish to test outgoing materials periodically to ensure they are sending consistent product to their customers. The testing services will provide researchers with information about the curing of their materials, illustrating the effect of formulation and different time-temperature schedules on cure and cure time.
Lambient Technologies designs and produces instruments for real-time analysis of the curing of thermosets and advanced composite materials such as those used in aerospace, automotive and wind power applications. Its products offer insights into how these materials react and change during curing, processing and manufacturing. For more information, visit https://lambient.com/.