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Materials Processing Facilities

Carbon Nexus also has a suite of materials processing, testing and characterisation facilities. Available facilities include

Materials processing facilities:

  • Lay-up facilities
  • Vacuum assisted resin infusion
  • Programmable curing oven
  • Vacuum oven
  • Nitrogen atmosphere oven
  • Hot press

Materials testing facilities:

  • Mechanical testing facilities
  • ASTM standard testing
  • Stress/strain monitoring

Materials characterisation facilities:

  • Electron microscope facilities (scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and transition electron microscopy (TEM))
  • Thermal analysis instruments (differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), dynamic mechanical analysis (DMA) and thermogravimetry (TG))
  • Surface analysis instruments (atomic force microscopy (AFM), surface energy analysis (SEA) and x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS))
  • Environmental testing
  • Rheology, cure kinetics
  • Solid state NMR

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Carbon Nexus is a purpose-built research facility designed to accommodate the diverse needs of international manufacturing organisations that require the cost-effective resolution of carbon fibre-related projects.

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