Material manufacturers use testing procedures to determine material properties and create material cards. Knowing the plastics properties is a reliable basis for an adequate component design (CAD), the development of a functioning tool as well as for a realistic simulation (CAE) and the optimization of product variants, tool layout and injection molding processes.
. Tensile tests, pressure tests, shear and bending tests
. Anisotropy and Youngs modulus
. Flow curve
. N-value, R-value
. Comparison and choice of materials