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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


News Article | June 12, 2017
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"Those interested in nanoindentation will quickly gain a comprehensive understanding of the test method and what it can do," said John Swindeman, CEO at Nanomechanics Inc. "Attendees will achieve theoretical and practical knowledge about contact mechanics." Jennifer Hay of Nanomechanics Inc. holds a masters' degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Houston and has worked in the field of nano-indentation since 1996, advancing standardization and developing a methodology for new applications. She presently serves as the vice-chair for the MEMS/Nanomechanics technical division of the Society of Experimental Mechanics. In addition to many publications, she has written five invited journal articles on the theory and practice of instrumented indentation. To register for the Session 12: High-Speed Nanoindentation webinar, hosted by Nanomechanics Inc., click here. 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-to-host-high-speed-nanoindentation-webinar-june-21-300471943.html


Home > Press > Nanomechanics to Host High-Speed Nanoindentation Webinar June 21: Leading nanomechanical technology provider will host educational webinar focused on high-speed nanoindentation and mechanical properties mapping Abstract: Nanomechanics Inc., a leading provider of innovative tools designed to enable users to understand, evaluate, and test the mechanical performance of materials at the micro and nano-levels, is set to launch a new webinar Wednesday, June 21, from noon to 1 p.m. EST. The lecture will explain how by using instrumentation and software, nanoindentation experiments can be accomplished at a rate faster than one second per indent. The upcoming webinar on high-speed nanoindentation will be presented by Jennifer Hay, Senior Applications Engineer for Nanomechanics, Inc. High-speed indentation opens new doors for statistical analysis and mechanical properties mapping. Attendees will also learn that dynamic, high-speed indentation affords characterization of material volumes, not just surfaces. “Those interested in nanoindentation will quickly gain a comprehensive understanding of the test method and what it can do,” said John Swindeman, CEO at Nanomechanics Inc. “Attendees will achieve theoretical and practical knowledge about contact mechanics.” Jennifer Hay of Nanomechanics Inc. holds a masters’ degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Houston and has worked in the field of nano-indentation since 1996, advancing standardization and developing a methodology for new applications. She presently serves as the vice-chair for the MEMS/Nanomechanics technical division of the Society of Experimental Mechanics. In addition to many publications, she has written five invited journal articles on the theory and practice of instrumented indentation. To register for the Session 12: High-Speed Nanoindentation webinar, hosted by Nanomechanics Inc., https://nanomechanicsinc.webex.com/mw3200/mywebex/default.do?siteurl=nanomechanicsinc . 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.


News Article | June 29, 2017
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"ARCI is at the forefront of materials research," said John Swindeman, CEO at Nanomechanics, Inc. "We are looking forward to co-managing this development center. It will bring Nanomechanics' latest instrumentation to ARCI and will utilize the expertise of ARCI in advancing the fundamental understanding of materials research." The overall objective of the ANCC is to demonstrate the unique capabilities of Nanomechanics' instruments and to enable fundamental and applied research in the area of small scale and surface mechanical characterization. This will lead to solutions to engineering problems, accelerated technology development and commercialization. "ARCI is excited to join hands with Nanomechanics in the development of cutting-edge nanomechanical testing methodologies," said Dr. G. Padmanabham, director at ARCI. "There is great interest among the Indian scientific community for such tools and the ANCC will certainly accelerate the growth of the nanomechanical testing marketplace in India." "As of this date, Nanomechanics' has conducted its first joint workshop with ARCI and it was tremendously successful," said Warren Oliver, Ph.D., president at Nanomechanics, Inc. For more information about the Advanced Nanomechanical Characterization Centre in Hyderabad, visit https://www.arci.res.in. About ARCI International Advanced Research Centre for Powder Metallurgy and New Materials (ARCI) established in 1997, is an independent research and development centre of the Department of Science and Technology (DST), government of India. The main campus in Hyderabad is spread across 95 acres of land and has operations in Chennai and Gurgaon. ARCI's mandate is the development of high-performance materials and processes for niche markets, demonstration of technologies at prototype/pilot scale and transfer of technology to Indian industry. The activities are pursued through 11 research centres, with the primary focus on the development of nationally unique technologies and application-oriented programs. Synonymous with its name, ARCI also collaborates with Indian and foreign laboratories, universities and industries for successful achievement of its goals. ARCI has successfully transferred 15 technologies to 27 receivers and few other technologies are under transfer. 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/advanced-nanomechanical-characterization-centre-open-in-india-300481682.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.


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.

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