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Testing and analysing polymer/composite materials

Area of expertise

Polymer, elastomer, composite materials

Essais et analyse de matériaux polymères

 Specialist's advice to implement an alternative to metals


As part of the design or development of your products:

  • characterising and qualifying composite, plastic and elastomer materials in comparison with the expected applications
  • validating the expected behaviour of your parts or structures including these materials

Characterisating and analysing the behaviour of composite, plastic and elastomer materials

  • recommending and defining testing protocols according to the materials and expected functions
  • precise characterisation of materials, determination of behaviour laws with innovative equipment (video-strain), special fictures (e.g. compression and shear), impact tests
  • standardised tests
  • mechanical and physical-chemical tests
  • prediction of sservices lives and ageing tests (wheathering, creep, fatigue tests, etc.)
  • use of advance simulation equipment in order to establish calculation/tests correlations
  • material health test

Cetim's multiple competences associate the characterising and testing approach with expertise in design or redesign and failure analysis. Cetim's multiple competences also allow carrying out projects of multi-material parts or structures (composite, plastic, elastomer, metal, etc.)

Our other services

Wear, failure and corrosion of polymer and composite parts

Understand and anticipate plastic, composite and elastomer material breaks

Integration of composite materials in your products

How to develop and industrialize composite parts

Expertise in non-destructive testing

NDT, as a preventive measure, according to regulations or subsequent to a failure


Our references

Composites are the door to the future

( Ineo)

A dual-shaded defect

( Grand Perret)

Tracking down failures

( Jean Garnero, Court-ordered appraisal)

Self-lubricating thermoplastics

( Eurostar Engineering Plastics)

Accelerated ageing of elastomeric parts

( AKER Solutions)

Frictional damping for cable-stayed bridges

( VSL France)

New assemblies for thermoplastic composites

( Böllhoff Otalu)


Choix et caractérisation des matériaux

Les matériaux sont un enjeu primordial dans la conception de vos produits:
Lesquels choisir, selon quels critères, métalliques, composites, élastomères?
Comment les assembler ? Quels procédés de fabrication? Quels traitements leur appliquer ?
Autant de questions auxquelles les experts du Cetim vous apportent des réponses pratiques et argumentées, en les complétant si vous le souhaitez de prestations d'aide à la conception pouvant vous faire gagner un temps précieux dans la mise sur le marché de vos produits.

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