In-Line Dynamic Mechanical Analysis

 

CRG's in-line dynamic DMA
CRG’s in-line dynamic DMA

Enabling Technologies –> In-Line Dynamic Mechanical Analysis

CRG’s in-line dynamic mechanical analysis (DMA) is a material characterization device that enables real-time quality control and defect detection during continuous manufacturing processes. Using state-of-the-art actuators and force sensors to measure the modulus of materials as they are being produced, the device is able to provide real-time property assessments, inform process feedback controls, and identify defects in the produced materials. The In-Line DMA reduces the need for product sampling, as well as testing and facilitates process optimization for more efficient, higher quality, and less wasteful manufacturing. Click to view full tech sheet.

CRG’s In-Line DMA provides the following features/benefits:

  • Material Characterization – Using pre-determined variables and real-time measurements to determine various material properties
  • Defect Detection – Caused by non-conforming initial input material or imperfections made during production processes
  • Improved QC – Increased QC documentation for manufacturing of various methods and materials
  • Printability Assessment – Via material characterization and defect detection, the user can determine the suitability for future 3D printing
  • Continuous Tracking – Operates during production process and does not require intermittent quality control sampling
  • Increased Automation – Allows for automated feedback and process adjustments in many manufacturing settings
Improvement in-situ quality control in manufacturing processes with in-line dynamic mechanical analysis
Improvement in-situ quality control in manufacturing processes with in-line dynamic mechanical analysis