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An Introduction to Indentation Plastometry

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An Introduction to Indentation Plastometry and other Innovative Metal Plasticity Testing Technologies 

This webinar is designed for those with an interest in the Testing of Metal Plasticity.  The most popular techniques (Uniaxial Tensile/Compressive and Hardness Testing) can suffer from certain limitations.  Tensile testing provides the “gold standard” outcome of a (nominal) stress-strain curve, including an Ultimate Tensile Strength (UTS) and a ductility value, although interpretation of the curve requires care.  There can be serious limitations and difficulties with preparation of samples for testing.  Hardness tests are much quicker and easier to carry out, but the number obtained can only be regarded as a semi-quantitative indication of the resistance to plastic deformation.

Indentation plastometry allows a tensile stress-strain curve to be obtained, using a test procedure that retains the advantages of hardness testing.  It is based on comprehensive characterisation of an indent profile, combined with iterative FEM simulation of the process, allowing the true stress-strain relationship of the metal to be inferred, and hence the complete tensile stress-strain curve to be obtained.

This INFORM webinar gives you the opportunity to see a new product in action. Plastometrex offers a product comprising a stand-alone bench-top loading frame, with integral profilometer, combined with a software package incorporating inverse FEM simulation and convergence algorithms.  A wide range of sample size and shape can be accommodated, with minimal preparation requirements.  The three procedures (indentation, profile measurement and data processing) are completed within about 3 minutes.  

See a new product in action and get to ask the creators any question you like.

Who is the Webinar aimed at?

The course will be best-suited to those with at least some prior experience of mechanical testing.  This could include managers, scientists or technicians in industry, but also people working in educational establishments, such as Universities.  However, prior knowledge requirements concerning metal plasticity, and about mechanics in general, are fairly minimal.

How does it work?

This one-hour webinar will be broadcast via Zoom and delegate questions can be posed through the Question & Answer function. A video of the webinar will be recorded for all delegates including any material referenced. The webinar is scheduled for Tuesday 6 October at 14:00  on the IOM3 Zoom channel. All registered delegates will receive a link and instructions of how to join the webinar in advance. You will need an internet connection to take part in the webinar.

Simply register on the link below and this will give you your FREE access to the Webinar.

What does it cost?

This one-hour session is completely FREE

What will I learn from attending this Webinar?

By the end of the course learners should be able to:

  • Appreciate the main factors involved in characterization and testing of metal plasticity
  • Understand the principles on which Indentation Plastometry are based

Acquire familiarity with the practical operation of an Indentation Plastometer

How do I register?

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