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News Article | May 18, 2017
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The webinar, entitled "Statistical Analysis of Measurements," will cover how different two measurements have to be in order for the difference to be statistically significant. This is not unique to instrumented indentation testing, but the means for answering must be available to practitioners of instrumented indentation. This session will review the student's t-test for assessing the significant difference in observation sets and its implications for experimental design. This instructional e-seminar, continuing on a monthly basis, covers all aspects of instrumented indentation, from overarching concepts to practical aspects of implementation. The first session explains why materials behave differently at the nanoscale and it provides an elementary introduction to instrumented indentation and its benefits. Subsequent sessions teach contact mechanics, the Oliver-Pharr method, dynamic indentation, and thin-film modeling. Theory is applied to a variety of common applications for instrumented indentation including low-k films, hard coatings, polymers, and small structures. Prior webinars on various subjects of Nanoindentation have been widely attended. The previous webinars are freely available on Nanomechanics' website. About Nanomechanics Inc. Nanomechanics Inc. designs and produces advanced nano-scale metrology products, including turnkey nanoindenters, modular devices for nano-scale actuation and sensing, and contract testing. Drawing on decades of experience in material science, precision mechanical design, and instrumentation software, Nanomechanics offers products that satisfy the intense demands of both industry and academia, with unparalleled ease-of-use, accuracy, up-time, and technical support. In addition to turnkey solutions, Nanomechanics provides modular components to microscopy companies in order to integrate nano-scale mechanical testing with advanced visualization. To learn more about what Nanomechanics is doing worldwide, please visit http://nanomechanicsinc.com/ or contact us at info@nanomechanicsincs.com. To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/nanomechanics-inc-hosts-statistical-analysis-of-measurements-webinar-300459215.html


News Article | May 25, 2017
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Nanomechanics will present its new nanomechanical testing system known as the Gemini. This system has the ability to measure not only load and displacement but stiffness and phase angle. Gemini measures at specific frequencies parallel to the surface continuously and simultaneously. This has resulted in entirely new results concerning the onset of sliding between two bodies in contact. The Society for Experimental Mechanics is composed of international members from academia, government, and industry who are committed to interdisciplinary application, research and development, education, and active promotion of experimental methods. For more information, you can visit Nanomechanics booth #100 during the show. About Nanomechanics Inc. Nanomechanics Inc. designs and produces advanced nano-scale metrology products, including turnkey nanoindenters, modular devices for nano-scale actuation and sensing, and contract testing. Drawing on decades of experience in material science, precision mechanical design, and instrumentation software, Nanomechanics offers products that satisfy the intense demands of both industry and academia, with unparalleled ease-of-use, accuracy, up-time, and technical support. In addition to turnkey solutions, Nanomechanics provides modular components to microscopy companies in order to integrate nano-scale mechanical testing with advanced visualization. To learn more about what Nanomechanics is doing worldwide, please visit http://nanomechanicsinc.com/ or contact us at info@nanomechanicsincs.com. To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/nanomechanics-inc-to-exhibit-at-the-sem-conference-300463316.html


Home > Press > Nanomechanics, Inc. to Exhibit at the SEM Conference: Nanoindentation experts will attend and exhibit their instruments at the Conference and Exposition on Experimental and Applied Mechanics in Indianapolis Abstract: Nanomechanics Inc., the world’s leading provider of nano-mechanical testing equipment, will exhibit at the annual Conference and Exposition on Experimental and Applied Mechanics on June 12-15, 2017. The three-day event will be held in at the Hyatt Regency Indianapolis. "The Society for Experimental Mechanics is important to Nanomechanics because it allows us direct contact with the people using our instruments,” said Sebastian Ward, VP of sales and marketing at Nanomechanics, Inc. “It is always exciting to see their latest work presented during various talks and sessions and gives us a real-world appreciation of where our tools are being used to further understand the behaviors of materials.” Nanomechanics will present its new nanomechanical testing system known as the Gemini. This system has the ability to measure not only load and displacement but stiffness and phase angle. Gemini measures at specific frequencies parallel to the surface continuously and simultaneously. This has resulted in entirely new results concerning the onset of sliding between two bodies in contact. The Society for Experimental Mechanics is composed of international members from academia, government, and industry who are committed to interdisciplinary application, research and development, education, and active promotion of experimental methods. For more information, you can visit Nanomechanics booth #100 during the show. About Nanomechanics, Inc. Nanomechanics Inc. designs and produces advanced nano-scale metrology products, including turnkey nanoindenters, modular devices for nano-scale actuation and sensing, and contract testing. Drawing on decades of experience in material science, precision mechanical design, and instrumentation software, Nanomechanics offers products that satisfy the intense demands of both industry and academia, with unparalleled ease-of-use, accuracy, up-time, and technical support. In addition to turnkey solutions, Nanomechanics provides modular components to microscopy companies in order to integrate nano-scale mechanical testing with advanced visualization. To learn more about what Nanomechanics is doing worldwide, please visit http://nanomechanicsinc.com/ or contact us at . For more information, please click If you have a comment, please us. Issuers of news releases, not 7th Wave, Inc. or Nanotechnology Now, are solely responsible for the accuracy of the content.


Oliver W.C.,Nanomechanics, Inc. | Pharr G.M.,University of Tennessee at Knoxville
MRS Bulletin | Year: 2010

This article is an edited transcript of the 2010 Innovation and Materials Characterization Award presentation given by Warren C. Oliver (Nanomechanics, Inc.) and George M. Pharr (University of Tennessee and Oak Ridge National Laboratory) on April 8, 2010 at the Materials Research Society Spring Meeting in San Francisco, CA, "for seminal contributions to the development of the instrumentation and analysis methods of nanoindentation for characterizing the mechanical properties of materials at the micrometer- and nanometer-length scales. Their work on nanoindentation has profoundly impacted all fields of materials research where mechanical behavior is important." The method we introduced in 1992 for measuring hardness and elastic modulus by nanoindentation testing has been widely adopted and used in the characterization of mechanical behavior at small scales. Since its original development, the method has undergone numerous refinements and changes brought about by improvements to testing equipment and techniques, as well as advances in our understanding of the mechanics of elastic-plastic contact. In this article, we briefly review the history of the method, comment on its capabilities and limitations, and discuss some of the emerging areas in materials research where it has played, or promises to play, an important role.


Patent
Nanomechanics, Inc. | Date: 2014-06-03

An electrostatic force testing apparatus applies an electrostatic force to a test specimen and thereby imparts stress on the specimen. A focused electrostatic force is applied to the test specimen using a shaped probe tip of the electrostatic force testing apparatus. The force applied to the test specimen may be varied based on a distance of the probe tip from the test specimen, a voltage applied to the probe tip, and a shape of the probe tip.


Patent
Nanomechanics, Inc. | Date: 2016-03-22

A heated or cooled sample holding stage for use in a nanoindentation measurement system is described. The geometry of the design and the selection of materials minimizes movement of a sample holder with respect to a nanoindentation tip over a wide range of temperatures. The system controls and minimizes motion of the sample holder due to the heating or cooling of the tip holder and/or the sample holder in a high temperature nanoindentation system. This is achieved by a combination of geometry, material selection and multiple sources and sinks of heat. The system is designed to control both the steady state and the transient displacement response.


Patent
Nanomechanics, Inc. | Date: 2013-03-15

The application describes an electromechanical actuator for generating a mechanical force to be transferred to an apparatus. The electromechanical actuator comprises an electromagnetic coil, a connecting member, and a magnet. The connecting member is mechanically coupled between the electromagnetic coil and the apparatus and is configured to transfer the mechanical force from the electromagnetic coil to the apparatus. The magnet is disposed between the electromagnetic coil and the apparatus and includes a channel in which the electromagnetic coil is disposed, the channel having a channel opening that faces away from the apparatus, the magnet further having a central hole through which the connecting member extends.


Grant
Agency: Department of Defense | Branch: Air Force | Program: SBIR | Phase: Phase I | Award Amount: 150.00K | Year: 2012

ABSTRACT: There has been growing interest in nano- and micro-scale testing of materials at increasingly elevated temperatures. However technological obstacles have limited the range of materials that can be tested and limited the temperatures that can be successfully reached for experimentation due to oxidation of the sample, thermal drift in the actuation and heat management of the system. For this Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project,"High-Temperature Microsample Testing System,"Nanomechanics Inc. (NMI) proposes to complete a conceptual design for a high-temperature microsample test system that can function in both tension and compression for samples from 500 degrees C to 1100 degrees C, with the purpose of completing a prototype of the system in Phase II. BENEFIT: The technology developed from this project will open up a new testing regime for those involved in micro- and nano-mechanical testing. High temperature, in situ testing will be possible for temperatures up to 1100 Celsius for nanoindentation experiments, as well as other microsample experiments such as tensile testing.


News Article | March 1, 2017
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OAK RIDGE, Tenn., March 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Nanomechanics, Inc., a high technology instrument company comprised of world-class scientists and engineers with unparalleled expertise in materials science, precision mechanical design and advanced instrumentation software, will present the...


Home > Press > Nanomechanics Inc. Continues Growth in Revenue and Market Penetration: Leading nanoindentation company reports continued growth in revenues and distribution channels on national and international scales Abstract: Nanomechanics Inc., a leading provider of innovative tools for industry and academia that are designed to understand, evaluate, and test the mechanical performance of materials at the micro- and nano- levels, today reported their fourth quarter 2016 results, which showed continued year over year gains for the company. “As we enter into the last week of 2016, the team at Nanomechanics has been taking a look back at an amazing year for our company,” said John Swindeman, CEO at Nanomechanics Inc. “From our Governor’s Award for Trade Excellence to our new service lab, we are grateful for an outstanding year and we’re looking forward to what we will accomplish in 2017.” Nanomechanics currently offers their product lines through 16 distributors in 20 countries, with distribution of their testing tools available throughout Asia, Europe, North and South America. In addition to the continued growth in revenue and distribution channels, Nanomechanics has also had a number of accomplishments in 2016: Awards and Honors: In October 2016, Nanomechanics received the Governor's Award for Trade Excellence, while Dr. Warren Oliver, PhD, president of Nanomechanics, was awarded one of the highest professional distinctions in the engineering industry with his election to the National Academy of Engineering. Nanomechanics Inc. Recognition and Growth: The Nanomechanics team reported record growth in 2016 related to their products and services. In addition, Nanomechanics products were featured in a number of publications, including profiles on their high performance mechanical characterization iNano Nanoindenter, along with recognition on how their nano-indenters and nano-indentation testing is revolutionizing the industry. Nanomechanics Outreach and Seminars: Nanomechanics created a new agreement with Fast Forward Devices in 2016 to deliver revolutionary advancement in testing for academic and business use, along with offering a series of educational webinars that discussed nano-indentation techniques and testing. In addition, Nanomechanics was able to offer expert insight into the latest trends in nano-indentation with industry leaders throughout the year. For more information on the capabilities of the nano-indentation instrumentation offered by Nanomechanics or the extensive array of cost-effective, nano-scale indentation and nano-mechanical testing data available through the Nanomechanics Service Lab, visit Nanomechanicsinc.com About Nanomechanics Inc. Nanomechanics Inc. designs and produces advanced nano-scale metrology products, including turnkey nanoindenters, modular devices for nano-scale actuation and sensing, and contract testing. Drawing on decades of experience in material science, precision mechanical design, and instrumentation software, Nanomechanics offers products that satisfy the intense demands of both industry and academia, with unparalleled ease-of-use, accuracy, up-time, and technical support. In addition to turnkey solutions, Nanomechanics provides modular components to microscopy companies in order to integrate nano-scale mechanical testing with advanced visualization. To learn more about what Nanomechanics is doing worldwide, please visit nanomechanicsinc.com/ or contact us at . For more information, please click If you have a comment, please us. Issuers of news releases, not 7th Wave, Inc. or Nanotechnology Now, are solely responsible for the accuracy of the content.

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