Anter Corp. has developed a flexible dilatometer for high-throughput thermal expansion (CTE) measurements. Using a modular design, multiple furnaces can test a wide variety of materials over a temperature range of -150 to 1200°C. Up to four independent samples can be tested at the same time with unattended operation, including overnight runs, for a high return on investment. In addition to conventional cryogenic and high-temperature furnaces for standard sample sizes according to ASTM methods, a unique furnace is available to test plate-type samples of low thermal conductivity, such as polymers and composites, providing direct contact with the heating/cooling surface to reduce thermal lag during temperature ramping.
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