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What are the key elements of a LIMS for Materials Testing?

Base LIMS requirements for materials testing labs Materials testing inherently has multiple complexities that can challenge the laboratory and its efficient operation. Carbons, plastics, polymers, rubbers, foams, composites, metals, ceramics, wood, textiles, electronics, coatings, and more may be researched, analyzed, and/or manufactured in the materials testing world, in turn requiring…
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What standards & regulations affect a materials testing lab?

Materials testing to a standard test method A standard test method is a result-yielding analytical procedure that is “definite, unambiguous, and experimentally viable, as well as being reproducibly effective,” typically developed by a collection of experts in the field of measurement being analyzed.[1] Standard-based methods developed from the input of…
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What is the importance of a material testing lab to society?

Materials and materials testing Before we can answer why a materials testing laboratory is vital to society, we must ask what a material is and what testing looks like. The definition of “material” has varied significantly over the years, depending on the course of study, laboratory, author, etc. A 1974…
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What are the LIMS key elements for construction & engineering?

Base LIMS requirements for construction and engineering labs Like many other industries dealing with large amounts of scientific data and a wide variety of test methods, construction and engineering laboratories often turn to laboratory information management systems (LIMS) to not only better manage the data but also manage a wide…
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What standards & regulations affect a construction & engineering lab?

Standardized test methods used by construction and engineering laboratories Like other materials testing labs, well-run construction and engineering labs are dependent on standard-based analytical methods developed with the input of the international community. The use of those standardized test methods may be mandated as part of the lab’s efforts towards…
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What types of testing occur within a construction and engineering laboratory?

Construction materials and geotechnical testing: The basics Like any other manufactured materials, construction materials such as fasteners, lumber, and adhesives have a certain level of expectation attached to them, that they will be safe to use, of good quality, and will perform in the way advertised by the manufacturer. And…
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What is the importance of a construction and engineering laboratory to society?

Construction and geotechnical testing From concrete and asphalt to construction site substrates like clay and rock, the proper quality and characterization of construction and engineering materials is critical to a construction project’s long-term success. The importance of perfecting and using quality construction materials dates back millennia, for example to the…
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What types of testing occur within a materials testing lab?

Materials testing: The basics Materials science and its associated tests are largely considered a part of the applied science branch of sciences, as the study and testing of the properties of materials are put to use in the manufacture and construction of a wide variety of items. Testing methodologies can…
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