We strive to design and manufacture testing systems to conduct the most efficient, real-time technical fibre testing with high throughput. FIBRobotics facilitates single fibre testing by means of robotics and automation.
FIBRObond is an instrument for measurement of the fibre-matrix interfacial shear strength (IFSS). Currently FIBRObond can perform approximately 100 measurements per hour.
|Fibres||CF, GF, basalt, aramid, flax|
|Matrixes||EP, VE, PP, PA, PC, PEI, PEEK, PE|
|Fibre diameter||4 to 100 um|
|Force cell range||0,1 N to 400N|
|Optical magnification||10x, 20x or 40x|
|Sample holders||Plastic or metal|
|Special features||Computer vision, blade positioning, teleoperated|
Manufacturing or acquisition of good samples is one of the most challenging aspects in many micromechanical characterization tasks. In order to avoid running out of samples, we have developed our own stand-alone sample manufacturing unit.
FIBROdrop sample manufacturing system is used for deposition of droplets on single fibre with high-throughput. Our current device is capable of depositing several hundreds of droplets per hour and the droplet size can be accurately controlled. It is suitable for most of the thermoset resins e.g. epoxies, vinylesters, silicones and urethanes. FIBROdrop has also been tested with thermoplastics, including PEEK, PEI, PC, PP and HDPE.