Thermoplastics & Composites

In addition to laboratories for testing thermoplastics and composites at Kongsberg and Oslo, we also offer information and advice on the use of these materials.

The thermoplastics field is comprehensive in respect of choice of plastic types in product development, production and finishing. Composites are becoming ever more widespread with low weight, high strength, corrosion resistance and reduced maintenance constituting the most important criteria. We assist with training, information, advice and practical problem solving.

Testing, Thermoplastics & Composites

In connection with product development and damage and raw materials analysis we carry out:

  • Mechanical and physical testing (tensile, compression, impact and bending testing)
  • Thermal and chemical analysis
  • Microscopic examinations
  • Non-destructive testing (NDT) of composites

Guidance services

  • Materials selection
  • Choice of production method
  • Materials and product specifications
  • Inspection
  • Damage prevention and damage analyses
  • Environmental questions related to composites

Theoretical & practical training

  • Open courses
  • Internal courses
  • Internet courses

Product development

  • Concept studies
  • Preparation of prototypes
  • Tool construction and commissioning
  • Materials selection
  • Choice of production methods
  • Product design
  • Rapid Prototyping
  • Simulation of injection moulding processes
  • Joining – welding and gluing
  • Quality and function checks
 
Career

We're always on the look-out for new employees, both graduates and professionally experienced, who can strengthen our academic, technical and commercial development.