Our annual R&D; Directory is a buyers’ resource that provides supplier* details for equipment, instruments, and services targeted for research and development applications. Use this guide as a handy way to find suppliers throughout the year
Research and development (R&D;) is a key driver for growth in the ceramic, glass, refractories, brick and related industries. Any company that does not innovate is almost sure to stagnate and eventually lose ground to more forward-thinking competitors. This issue includes our annual R&D; Directory to help manufacturers find the best supplier partners for their specific research and development efforts.
Since the acquisitions of Baehr and Expert System Solutions, two manufacturers of dilatometry equipment, TA Instruments has continued to invest in dilatometry. Most recently, the company introduced three new lines of mechanical and optical dilatometers well-suited for the ceramic industry: DIL 830, ODP 860 and DIL 820.
Knowledge of dimensional changes with respect to time and temperature is vitally important in many engineering problems. Examples range from quality control of sintering processes to materials selection and design, failure analysis and composites research. The dilatometer is the standard tool used to directly investigate dilation and contraction upon heating and/or cooling.