Dilatometry Application: Firing of Raw Ceramics with Analysis of Glass Transition & Softening Points
Materials expand and contract with changes in temperature. This varying expansion and contraction is measured with a dilatometer.
Ceramics in particular are a common material to the world around us – buildings, bridges, cookware. The expansion of the material is a critical performance attribute in considering its use for various applications.
Characterization of the glass transition and softening points of clay composites provides key insight into the material’s performance before, during, and after firing. These metrics are crucial to understanding how a ceramic will react to changes in temperature, both in raw and fired state. Material scientists developing new clay composites with improved properties require these measurements for effective comparison, while manufacturers focus on quality control of their ceramic products.
Learn more about recent work in investigating the repeatability and simplification of these measurements with C-Therm’s horizontal push rod dilatometer. This new capability offers the ability to improve process and quality control of the ceramics manufacturing industry by simplifying measurement through operator-oriented design.
This webinar will be of particular interest to ceramics engineers and materials science researchers.
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