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Quality control measures for SMP environmental sensors
Author(s): Michael D. Rauscher; Thomas H. Tebalt; Andrew K. Klein; Teresa Havens; Joel Everhart; Jace McFerran
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Paper Abstract

Research and development efforts at Cornerstone Research Group Inc. (CRG) have led to commercialization efforts on several projects where shape memory polymer (SMP) materials are being transitioned from laboratory development to manufacturing and production. During this process, quality-control efforts are of vital importance for successfully implementing smart materials technologies in commercial applications. Here, CRG reports quality-control procedures being developed for mass production of environmental exposure sensors. These measures include chemical analysis procedures for insuring resin quality at the front-end of the production line as well as back-end quality-assurance tests for production validation on the SMP product.

Paper Details

Date Published: 31 March 2009
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 7290, Industrial and Commercial Applications of Smart Structures Technologies 2009, 72900R (31 March 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.816280
Show Author Affiliations
Michael D. Rauscher, Cornerstone Research Group, Inc. (United States)
Thomas H. Tebalt, Cornerstone Research Group, Inc. (United States)
Andrew K. Klein, Cornerstone Research Group, Inc. (United States)
Teresa Havens, Cornerstone Research Group, Inc. (United States)
Joel Everhart, Cornerstone Research Group, Inc. (United States)
Jace McFerran, Naval Surface Warfare Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7290:
Industrial and Commercial Applications of Smart Structures Technologies 2009
Benjamin K. Henderson; M. Brett McMickell, Editor(s)

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