Visit any supermarket, auto parts, home improvement or consumer electronics store, and you will surely find a variety of products and packaging made with newly developed polymeric materials. Medical devices, glues, roller coaster wheels, acrylic paints, running shoes and mobile phone cases, to name just a few, benefit from products developed with novel polymer materials. But not only are new products introduced on a daily basis, so, too have new processes come online to create these products that improve manufacturing, save production costs, and preserve the environment.
With the introduction of new products using breakthrough materials, and with new processes such as extensional flow twin-screw extrusion, 3D printing, and metal injection molding, new methods of investigation and analysis are needed to understand the development, modeling and application of today’s innovative polymeric products. Thermo Fisher Scientific plays a key role in polymer development and manufacturing, offering twin-screw extruders, rotational rheometers and spectrometers for materials characterization and chemical analysis.
To this end, we present a series of recorded presentations titled, “Polymer Process and Analysis Webinar Series.”
This series includes the following topics:
- Additive Manufacturing in Aerospace and Medical Device Application
- Rheo-Kinetic Study of Thermoplastic Polyurethanes using Rheo-FTIR
- Beyond Kneading Blocks: Improved Mixing, Blending and Compounding
- Environmentally Friendly Super Alloy Feedstocks
- Rheological Tests for Drying Polymer Dispersions
These presentations discuss how high performance thermoplastics are replacing materials made from metals, how a new dispersive mixing system for extensional flow in twin-screw extruders for immiscible blends and nanocomposites has been developed, how using concurrent rheology and infrared spectroscopy aids in understanding the interplay between composition and process on polymers, leading to product development.
Learn about the benefits and challenges of 3D printing, such as creating complex geometric pieces, traceability of raw materials, repeatability, reproducibility requirements and qualification requirements for materials, processes and finished product. We also discuss technological bottlenecks in implementation and development of high-quality filaments for additive manufacturing and evaluating polymers that hold promise for high added-value applications.
All presentations are “on demand,” so you can watch when it’s convenient for you. Play, pause, rewind or skip as you see fit.
We are certain that you will find these presentations informative and beneficial to your business and your career development.