The world of materials
We have an increasing number of materials at our disposal to solve today’s problems in metallurgy, energy, transportation, civil engineering,… Over the last decades, materials (metals, polymers, ceramic, …) have known a constant evolution. Nowadays, we can easily adapt mechanical properties by modifying the manufacturing process or the chemical composition (alloy elements, composite metals, …).
The increasing complexity of materials and the different applications have shown the importance of precise material characterizing. Therefore we need to develop new tools in order to analyze them on different scales.
During the last 20 years, the vision of material mechanics has dramatically changed thanks to three major progresses :
The democratisation of hitec analyzing instruments (SEM, DRX, etc.), new thermo-
A new approach
The approach of material design has been completely revolutionized : by characterizing materials on every scale, new studies are launched every day to update our knowledge on material behaviour and to create better numerical models.
MicroMecha takes part in this change by delivering high quality micromachines, allowing
the three main mechanical tests (tensile, compression and bending) in situ under
the SEM and with the various diffraction techniques : DRX and Larger Instruments
(synchrotron radiation and neutron diffraction). These tests can be executed in a
temperature range of -
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