-force scale universal mechanical testing systems
Psylotech designs, builds and integrates mechanical load frames into imaging systems: beamlines, microCT, nanoCT, XRD, and optical, confocal & scanning electron microscopes. We leverage DIC and DVC to characterize materials across length scales. Learn more about Psylotech’s core technologies.
The xTS rotates the load train within the frame, benefiting from Psylotech’s low out-of-plane motion technologies. The rotating load train maximizes microCT spatial resolution and reduces nanoCT scan times. The system is lightweight & portable, and making it ideal for shipping to beamlines. Post imaging software corrects runout and wobble, providing sub-micron spatial resolution.
The µTS and xTS can be adapted for XRD. Easily deployable in Synchrotron and Neutron Line applications. Dual actuator option keeps the sample centered in the beam. Extended strokes and temperature chamber options are available.
Psylotech has allowed users to develop a more comprehensive approach by developing a dual axis load frame which can provide a wide range of mode-mixes (combination of tension and shear) in a relatively simple manner and leveraging of DIC.
Sanaz S. Hashemi, Dibakar Mondal, John Montesano, Thomas L. Willett, Effects of biopolymer functionalization and nanohydroxyapatite heat treatment on the tensile and thermomechanical properties of Bone-Inspired 3D printable nanocomposite biomaterials
Hyeyoung Son, Dawson Michael Smith, Zhaofan Li, Taehoo Chang, Wenjie Xia and Chelsea Simone Davis, Particle alignment effects on mechanical properties of cellulose nanocrystal thin films
Psylotech endeavors to build a world-wide community around multi-scale mechanical testing. Our load frames were designed after the advent of DIC. Our design philosophy is geared to provide experimentalists complete control over their experiments, while concurrently making the default process easy to use. We value quick response time for support and user interactions.
Psylotech was founded in 2006, initially to produce high resolution sensors. With the help and guidance of Prof. Ioannis Chasiotis of the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, we were awarded a 2009 Army Research Lab SBIR with WMRD to build a microscope compatible miniature universal load frame for DIC. In 2018, we built the first rotating load train in situ X-ray tomography for Prof. Hongbing Lu, chair of the Mechanical Engineering Department at the University of Texas, Dallas.
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