Shawbury, UK -- Polymer and composites consultancy Smithers Rapra has invested in a new video extensometer at its physical testing lab in Shawbury, Shropshire, UK.
The non-contact, video-based instrument, designed to replace traditional contact extensometers, can measure 3D displacement and strain on materials, components and structures and increase productivity, a 4 March company statement said.
The video extensometer can be used in batch testing, high-temperature testing, harsh chemical environments, high strain and high-speed impact testing and for small delicate samples.
"Smithers Rapra receive a wide range of requests from regular batch testing to bespoke technical services," said Smithers Rapra's managing director, Mike Day. "Due to the increasing demands placed on the performance of polymeric materials and composites, we recognised the need to support our customers in this ever changing and competitive market," he added. (RD)