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Analytical Services

Advanced Laser Materials maintains extensive analytical capabilities on site.  ALM's analytical services and technologies are used to support our custom development projects and to ensure that materials shipped to our customers have been produced to the highest quality standards.  We offer competetive pricing and quick, accurate results.  If you are interested in speaking with someone about our Analytical Services, please feel free to contact us anytime.


ALM Analytical Services include:

Test PerformedASTM Test Description
Resistivity, Surface and Volume D257 DC resistance or conductivity of insulating materials.  Requires 1 specimen of 70-100mm in diameter, for 2-4 specimens a discounted rate per test is offered.
Ash Content D482 Ash from petroleum products.  Requires 60 grams of sample powder.  3 samples are run and averaged. For 2-4 tests, a discounted rate per test is offered.
Tensile Properties D638 Tensile properties of plastics (non-conditioned).  Requires 5 specimen bars (ASTM type 1 or type 4).  5 runs are conducted, 1 run per specimen.
Flex Properties D790 Flexural properties of unreinforced and reinforced plastics (non-conditioned).  Requires 5 specimen bars (125mm long (X) 12.5mm wide (X) greater than or equal to 3.2mm thick).  5 runs are conducted, 1 run per specimen.
Part Density D792 Density and specific gravity (relative density) of plastics by displacement.  Requires 2 small sample parts (5-10 grams).  Each sample is tested once.
Melt Flow Rate D1238 Melt flow rate of thermoplastics by Extrusion Plastometer.  Requires 25 grams of powder.  2 sample tests are conducted and averaged.
Powder Density and Flowability D1895 Apparent density, bulk factor and pourability of plastic materials.  Requires 250 grams of powder.  2 sample runs are conducted and averaged.  For 2-4 tests, a discounted rate per test is offered.
Glass Content D2584 Ignition loss of cured reinforced resins.  Requires 10 grams of powder. 2 sample runs are conducted and averaged.  For 2-4 tests, a discounted rate per test is offered.
Melting Point, Glass Transition Temperature D3418 Transition temperatures of polymers by differential scanning calorimetry.  Requires 10 grams of powder.  Samples are run once.
Particle Size Distribution D4464 Particle size distribution of catalytic material by laser light defraction.  Requires 10 grams of powder.  2 samples are run and averaged.
Flammability Testing FAR 25.853(a) Determination of flammability properties of aircraft materials (non-conditioned).  Requires 3 flame specimens (300mm (X) 75mm (X) thickness of use). 3 specimens are run and averaged.  For 2-4 test, a discounted rate per test is offered.
Flammability Testing UL-94 Flammability testing, 5VA, 5VB, V-2, V-1, and HB.  Requires 5 flame specimens (125mm (X) 13mm (X) thickness of use).  For 2-4 tests, a discounted rate per test is offered.

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