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MATERIALS TESTING / NO. 17 / JANUARY 2010 
Force & Motion: Information to move your mechanical testing to new levels of certainty
 
IN THIS ISSUE
A New Composite Process Takes Wing
Build certainty into your dynamic testing with MTS Force Transducers
Perform a full spectrum of materials testing with high-performance MTS extensometer
  V17 - GEN - Lead Feature
 
MTS technology and expertise help the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) validate the quality of parts fabricated using an innovative composite molding process
 
A New Composite Process Takes Wing
 
Dr. Yuichiri Aioki and his Advanced Composite Group at JAXA are focusing on the new technology of Vacuum-assisted Resin Transfer Molding (VaRTM) to explore its potential for low-cost composite component and structure fabrication. To prove that parts yielded by the new process could withstand complex aerospace loading, the team embarked on a testing program that included static testing of a full-scale wing structure and fatigue testing of subcomponents. MTS helped JAXA meet its program objectives with an offering of precision digital controls, robust load frames and actuators, advanced application software, and expert service and support.

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  V17 - ALL - Material Feature  
Build certainty into your dynamic testing with MTS Force Transducers
 
Gaining meaningful materials test data requires precise measurement and control of the loads and motions being applied to test specimens. For dynamic testing of materials under load, displacement or strain control, this critical measurement function is best performed by highly accurate MTS Force Transducers (load cells) for servohydraulic systems.

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  V17 - GEN - Product Feature  
Perform a full spectrum of materials testing with high-performance MTS extensometer
 
The MTS arsenal of materials testing technology includes a wide selection of high performance extensometers, well-suited for a broad variety of materials and a full spectrum of monotonic and dynamic test applications.

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