Elevated Temperature Testing Improves Manufacturing Efficiencies

Today's manufactured products are being pushed beyond their original design limits. Modern manufacturing faces new challenges that stem from a global shift in the overall supply chain—from raw material to final product delivery—as well as operational productivity and the implications of an altered workforce dynamic. The physical properties of raw materials are under scrutiny to ensure that the correct material is selected for the right application and that the material is inherently suitable for the process at hand.

Staying competitive across all factors of the manufacturing environment is on the minds of plant engineers, product development specialists and CEOs alike.


This white paper reviews how elevated temperature testing ensures that you can confidently bring new or newly sourced materials into a production environment through proven material testing methods that validate and qualify the integrity of the materials being used.

Evaluating the behavior and performance of materials under high-temperature conditions is critical to many industries, including aerospace, energy and automotive. By studying the properties of materials when subjected to elevated temperatures, researchers can determine the maximum temperature that a product or raw material can withstand without degrading, deforming or losing its structural integrity.

You will learn about:
  • Current elevated temperature testing
  • Relevant industry standards
  • Impacts to new material constructions: additive manufacturing of superalloys example

The Many Roles of Automated Material Testing (AMT) in Manufacturing


There's no doubt that the manufacturing industry requires credible, repeatable, and sustainable testing and qualification across the board, from raw materials (steel, alloy, polymer, composite, etc.) to final components, devices and products.

The specifics of what, how and why a company requires a particular material or device tester may vary by application, but the need to accomplish this process cost-effectively and efficiently does not change.


This white paper helps you establish the proper framework to determine the right automated material testing platform that meets your own manufacturing process. It also provides real-world examples and results of AMT across a range of industries.

Each manufacturing environment is unique, and while some companies may be ready for a complete overhaul of its material testing infrastructure, many may look towards a more phased approach, automating specific elements of the existing process as time and budget allow. Today's options range from fully automated, 'set it and forget it' systems to semi-automated configurations that enable a flexible implementation based on existing need, available resources, or industry regulations.

You will learn how to:
  • Empower Employees
  • Maximize Innovation
  • Improve Productivity
  • Increase Predictability & Reliability


Tinius Olsens' new VectorExtensometer is real a step change in extensometer technology, capable of replacing multiple contacting and non-contacting sensors with a single, industry specific instrument.

Integrating adaptive AI capabilities with optical hardware, Vector reduces test throughput times and complexity, automating the process of capturing strain, improving measurement accuracy, data consistency and operator safety.

This groundbreaking technology efficiently addresses practical problems by eliminating the challenges of traditional contacting and non-contacting extensometers by utilising intelligent non-contact, high-accuracy measurement techniques to:
• Increase testing efficiency by reducing the need for operator intervention • Measure strain through failure, however violent • Test in harsh environments or challenging light conditions • Test highly fragile specimens • Avoid introducing stress concentrations, such as damage from knife-edge contact • Improve test success rate by eliminating contact-point slippage • Eliminate the cost of consumable parts
Simple, Reliable Operation
Vector is delivered pre-configured, simply plug in, power up and go!

Both instrument setup and changes to accommodate varying gauge lengths, sizes and profile test specimens are eliminated, whilst a range of automation features such as specimen and gauge length detection simplify the operator interaction and improve test reliability.

It's stereoscopic sensing detects machine or specimen misalignment and negates out-of-plane errors, with the on-board processing delivering seamless and simple integration and, eliminating all external control platforms.
Clear and simple visual status feedback and laser alignment guides, reduce operator training requirements and significantly improve test throughput.
Advanced Functionality
By automating specimen detection, Vector speeds up and simplifies test throughput and, by supporting multiple gauge lengths, removes the need for multiple, traditional sensors.
A large working optical volume also provides a forgiving operating envelope, making Vector suitable for use on almost any test frame.
Onboard AI enables truly zero touch operation, with dynamic response to different specimen appearance and behaviour as well as switching seamlessly between test and validation mode. Vector's smart design means there is no need to alter the setup for specimens of different sizes, shapes and thicknesses.