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R-Tech Materials and Zwick Roell Team up to Offer Materials Testing Event

Geraint Havard at R-Tech Materials

Zwick Roell and composite testing specialists R-TECH Materials have teamed up to provide a cost effective introductory insight on the testing of composite materials. Suitable for technicians who may have limited experience in the methods employed for testing composites, this one day event will provide a foundation of knowledge for participants whose job roles require an understanding of the principles and practices involved in testing these increasingly popular materials. The event will be held at R-TECH's laboratories in south Wales, which will comprise a blend of teaching and presentations as well as live laboratory demonstrations.

The event content will include:

  • Why we carry out mechanical testing
  • Definitions of common testing terms
  • Explanation of a composite material
  • Benefits of composite materials
  • Common types of test
  • Tensile testing and sample preparation
  • Strain measurement
  • Compression testing and sample preparation
  • Compression fixtures
  • Shear and flexural testing
  • Impact testing and fracture toughness
  • Hardness testing
  • Sandwich panel test methods
  • The application of universal testing machines

Venue: Testing House, Kenfig Industrial Estate, Margam, Port Talbot. SA13 2PE

Presenter: Dr Geraint Havard – Composites Manager at R-TECH Materials Ltd

Fee: £200 + VAT per delegate (This includes a full day’s tutoring, event notes, certificate of attendance, lunch and refreshment breaks.)

Registration: Click here

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