A stocked wetlab allows us to synthesize polymers, create bench-scale prototypes, and develop solvent and solvent-free materials.
Powerful mixers enable dry blending of some resins, and dispersion of many fillers. In other cases it is used as a preliminary step before kneader or extruder work.
Industrial pressing allows for lamination, thick-film creation, and with cutting dies, test part manufacturing.
This powerful piece of equpiment enables dry processing of polymers and polymer blends from test up to manufacturing scale.
This Braybender mixer is used to test melt viscocity of resins as well as to mix very small test batches of resins and fillers.
Polymer synthesis, formulation, and processing
Standard capabilities include DSC, TGA, DMA, MDMA, and Instron
Custom or ASTM techniques to measure compression, tension, and stress-relaxation physical properties of samples and prototypes.
This process measures the amount of energy required to increase the temperature of a sample as a function of temperature. This allows precise measurement of the melting point of materials, hysteresis properties, and material identification based on thermal properties
This device applies varying stress to samples, enabling calculation of the complex modulus. Precise temperature control allows for detection of glass transition temperatures, melt points, and other similar phenomena.
Bay Materials uses a variety of programmable and fixed-temperature ovens and incubators to create testing environments, thermally cure polymers, perform annealing, and dry moisture-sensitive materials.
The lathe, and other machining eqiupment, gives us the ability to machine test fixtures, prototype parts, and other custom parts. Often this is for our internal use, sometimes these are supplied to our clients directly for their testing or prototyping.
A variety of fume hoods round out our wet and dry lab capabilities to enable handling of dangerous or sensitive chemicals and materials
This kettle is an example of how Bay Materials provides small-scale manufacturing to help our clients succeed as they move from lab-scale to manufacturing-scale materials.
Prototyping & scale-up
Bay Materials boasts general extrusion capabilities for providing finished, usable polymers in extruded shapes. This includes pilot manufacturing, process development, and material blends.
Extruded materials can be spooled or collected as rods, tubes, or custom extruded shapes, depending on the die and take-up method used.
Ok, you caught us! This is just a glamor shot of the extruder again. But isn't it a lovely piece of equipment?