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Micro-tensile testing system

United States Patent

January 10, 2006
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A micro-tensile testing system providing a stand-alone test platform for testing and reporting physical or engineering properties of test samples of materials having thicknesses of approximately between 0.002 inch and 0.030 inch, including, for example, LiGA engineered materials. The testing system is able to perform a variety of static, dynamic, and cyclic tests. The testing system includes a rigid frame and adjustable gripping supports to minimize measurement errors due to deflection or bending under load; serrated grips for securing the extremely small test sample; high-speed laser scan micrometers for obtaining accurate results; and test software for controlling the testing procedure and reporting results.
Wenski; Edward G. (Lenexa, KS)
Honeywell Federal Manufacturing & Technologies, LLC (Kansas City, MD)
10/ 412,508
April 11, 2003
FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM The present invention was developed with support from the U.S. government under Contract No. DE-AC04-01AL66850 with the U.S. Department of Energy. Accordingly, the U.S. government has certain rights in the present invention.