Thermal Analysis Capabilities

Corrosion Testing

Westmoreland Mechanical Testing and Research’s (WMT&R) thermal analysis capabilities strengthen the depth and quality of its testing results. Our thermal analysis can help study your materials changes in relation to temperature, ensuring your materials have the capability to withstand its intended application.”

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  • Capability for Vast Temperature Ranges from -196ºC to 1600ºC
  • Ability to Analyze Material’s Properties Including Mass, Dimension Change, Mechanical Stiffness and Damping, Heat Difference, and More
  • Ability to Analyze Metals, Polymers, Composites, Thin Films, Adhesives, Ceramics and More
  • Thermal Analysis For Sectors Including Aerospace, Automotive, Medical, Composite, Oil and Gas, and More


DLF-1200 Thermal Diffusivity Instrument



What Is The Discovery Laser Flash System Used For?
The Discovery Laser Flash System (DLF-1200) provides Westmoreland Mechanical Testing & Research the capability of testing for thermal diffusivity and thermal conductivity..

The DLF-1200 provides a high-performance laser flash analysis over a wide range of test temperatures. With high precision, quick response, non-contact measurement of the sample surfaces, Westmoreland Mechanical Testing & Research determines your material's ability to transfer and store heat.


DLF 1200 Laser Flash

  • Capable of a temperature range of RT to 1200ºC
  • Square and circular sample geometries
  • Purged with an inert gas
  • General Tests: Thermal Diffusivity and Thermal Conductivity (needs specific heat and density for T.C.)
  • ASTM E1461 - standard test method for Thermal Diffusivity of solids by the flash method
  • Capable of being ran under vacuum


Dynamic Mechanical Analysis (DMA)


What Is Dynamic Mechanical Analysis Used For?
Dynamic Mechanical Analysis measures the mechanical and viscoelastic properties of materials such as thermoplastics, thermosets, elastomers, ceramics, and metals by applying an oscillatory force in a set geometry.

The DMA machine has a fluctuating temperature range as well as humidity control and fluid bath options for additional testing information for your materials. The DMA is similar to a mechanical test frame because it can also perform bend, shears, and tension tests.



  • Plots viscoelastic properties vs. temperature.
  • Capable of temperature range of -196ºC to 600ºC
  • Multiple geometries to accommodate for various testing (tensile, compression, 3 pt. bend, single/dual cantilever, shear)
  • Sample support can be inverted 180º and submerged into a fluid bath to simulate testing in various liquids (salt water, fuels, oils, etc.)
  • Capable of frequency of 0.001 to 300 Hz
  • General Testing: Glass Transition Temperature, Frequency/Strain Sweeps, TTS (Time Temperature Superposition)
  • Accreditations: NADCAP and A2LA

Dynamic Mechanical Analysis (DMA) Standardized Tests

  • ASTM D7028
  • ASTM E5023
  • ASTM D5024
  • ASTM D5026
  • ASTM E1640
  • ASTM E1867
  • EN 6032
  • SRM 18R


Thermomechanical Analysis (TMA)

What Is Thermomechanical Analysis Used For?
Westmoreland Mechanical Testing & Research provides Thermomechanical Analysis which studies the dimensional change of a material over a predefined temperature segment. A TMA applies a stress to a material and the resulting strain is measured while the material is subjected to a controlled temperature program.

TMA / SDTA 1 IC 600 and HT 1600

  • Combined temperature range of -80ºC to 1600ºC
  • Detects nanometer changes in length
  • Film Accessory Kit to allow for testing on thin films
  • Multiple probe types (3mm Flat, 1mm Flat, 3mm Ball Point, Knife Edge) for optimum results and resolution
  • General Testing: Coefficient of Linear Thermal Expansion, Glass Transition Determination, Softening Point, Heat Deflection Temperature, Determination of Material Anisotrophy)
  • Accreditations: NADCAP and A2LA
  • Thermomechanical Analysis (TMA) Standardized Tests

  • ASTM E831
  • ASTM E1545
  • ASTM E2092
  • ISO 11359

Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC)

What Is Differential Scanning Calorimetry Used For?
Another capability of our thermal analysis is the Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC). The DSC measures energy changes in samples due to variations in their physical and chemical properties as a function of temperature or time.

DSC 1 700

      • Capable of temperature range of -50ºC to 600ºC
      • General Testing: Specific Heat, Transition Temperatures (Glass Transition, Melting, Crystallization, Decomposition, Cure Kinetics)
      • Accreditations: NADCAP and A2LA

Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC) Standardized Tests

  • ASTM D3418
  • ASTM D3417
  • ASTM E1356
  • ISO 11357
  • EN6041
  • EN6064
  • SRM 25
  • ASTM E1269


Thermogravimetry (TGA)



What Is Thermogravimetry Used For?
Thermogravimetry, through the Thermal Gravimetric Analyzer (TGA) measures the change in weight of a sample as tested through a temperature profile. The TGA can provide information about chemical phenomena including chemisorptions, desolvation and dehydration, decomposition, and solid-gas reactions such as oxidation or reduction.

TGA/DSC 2 HT 1600
  • Also referred to as STA (Simultaneous Thermal Analysis)
  • Measures mass and enthalpic change over a given temperature profile
  • Capable of temperature range of RT to 1600ºC
  • XP5 balance: Capable of samples up to 5 grams (1.0 ug resolution)
  • Gas Controller to allow for inert and reactive gas atmosphere
  • General Testing: Same as DSC 1 but with a higher temperature range. TGA tests include Mass Change, Thermal Stability, Thermal Degradation
  • Accreditations: NADCAP and A2LA (A2LA for DSC portion)

Thermogravimetry (TGA) Standardized Tests

  • ASTM D3850
  • ASTM E1131
  • ASTM E2550
  • ISO 11358

Standardized Thermal Analysis Testing Solutions

Westmoreland Mechanical Testing & Research provides standardized and customized thermal analysis testing solutions, unique to your materials testing requirements.


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