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Composite materials

The incorporation of composite materials allows the manufacturing of lighter and more resistant products and components, two key parameters for improving competitiveness and differentiation in sectors such as aerospace, defense, automotive, naval or renewable energies.

As a result, manufacturers in these industries use an increasing amount and variety of compounds in their products. Characterizing these materials will allow their configuration to be optimized during the design stage, choosing the most suitable manufacturing method for each application.

SCiTec Laboratory has a team with expertise in composites and their applications in leading industries.

Our testing service covers:

  • Characterization and/or qualification plan design
  • Manufacturing of specimens
  • Static and dynamic tests
  • Aging, thermal shock and thermal fatigue tests

Our technical team performs standard tests (ABNT, EN, ISO, ASTM, among others) or tests designed according to the client’s specific regulations for any type of application.

We test both commonly used materials and materials for advanced applications:

  • Polymer matrix composites
  • Reinforced plastics
  • Sandwich type materials (foam core, honeycomb core)
  • Carbon fiber composites
  • Fiberglass composites

Our testing capabilities include:

  • Mechanical tests under different temperature and humidity conditions
  • Traction
  • Compression
  • Flexion
  • Torsion
  • Combined efforts
  • Impact
  • Fatigue (S-N curves)
  • Fluence
  • Fracture
  • Vibration