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MATERIALS TESTING / NO. 46 / MAY 2017 
Force & Motion: Information to move your mechanical testing to new levels of certainty
 
IN THIS ISSUE
The Changing Scope of Dynamic Mechanical Analysis
Test System Safety Compliance
Test Systems for High Strain Rate Applications
  MTS Materials Testing
 
Changes in viscoelastic characterization drive need for test system versatility.
 
The Changing Scope of Dynamic Mechanical Analysis
 
Andy Simon, MTS R&D Engineer, has focused on developing dynamic testing solutions and electrodynamic technologies at MTS. In this Q&A, he discusses the changing landscape in viscoelastic characterization, and how product developers and design engineers are influencing future testing needs for plastics, polymers and elastomers.

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  MTS Test System Safety Compliance  
Test System Safety Compliance
 
Maintaining a safe working environment is important for most organizations, yet there is still a great deal of confusion about best practices and compliance requirements for the safe operation of machinery. ISO 13849 offers clear guidelines that define potential safety risks to humans and outline the required Safety Performance Level for each situation.

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  MTS High Strain Rate Applications  
Test Systems for High Strain Rate Applications
 
Engineers need to understand material properties across various rates of loading to ensure that components and structures are not designed with excessive mass or vulnerable to early failure.

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