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Space and Defense Materials Testing

The space industry has been looking into ways to reduce material costs and qualify new materials, while reducing the amount of time it takes from product design to final launch. Companies are trying to do this while maintaining high quality builds. PMIC has had the opportunity to support numerous projects, one of which is NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope depicted above and also shown within the article located here.

The defense sector utilizes material technology to create lower-cost and safer innovations for the armed forces and defense solutions.  These technologies include better armor, to allow vehicles and other targets to absorb shockwaves, explosions, and heat absorption. In addition to this, the use of lighter and more fuel-efficient aerial craft as well as an increase in personnel protective measures against impact, heat, and the effective protection’s weight.  Lighter-weight communications and mobile power sources are also products that are continually advancing over time.  Coefficient of thermal expansion, coefficient of moisture expansion, thermal cycling, thermal conductivity, and mechanical testing services offered by PMIC can assist material selection and design for the cutting-edge technology required by these sectors.

PMIC tests the follow materials and more within these sectors:

  • Aluminum, steel, and titanium alloys
  • Steel foam
  • Polymers and plastics
  • Silicons
  • Aerogels
  • Ceramic matrix composites
  • Carbon fiber composites, carbon-reinforced plastic (CREP)
  • Carbon nanotubes
  • Graphene, graphite-epoxies
  • Fiberglass
  • Carbon nanotubes
  • Coatings and paints
  • Wires and electrical insulation materials
  • Glass for windows and console screens
  • Piezoelectric actuators
  • Printed circuit boards (PCBs)
  • Electronics encapsulating materials

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