Sandberg Remains Open During This Challenging Time
Whilst many of our staff are working from home during these unprecedented times, all our activities remain open for business in line with government guidelines. We have adjusted our operations so that staff remain safe. Currently, although we are working at a reduced capacity, we are meeting client demands and are welcoming new enquiries.
Microscopic examination of polymer materials can be very useful for identifying a variety of material defects and establishing the type of fracture that has taken place.
At relatively low levels of magnification it is possible to see manufacturing defects such as voids, pre-existing microcracks, inclusions and flow lines, or the dispersion and alignment of fillers and fibres. It can also be possible to see the witness marks of mechanical damage or physical contact.
Examination under plane polarised light can be used to indicate the location and intensity of residual stress in clear materials such as polycarbonate and acrylic.
Microscopic examination can be carried out in the laboratory or on-site using a portable microscope.
Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) can be used for characterisation of fracture surfaces or defective areas and identification of inorganic components or contaminants present.
For further information contact: Marion Ingle, Senior Associate
Direct Tel: 020 7565 7063