Once you machine an accurate socket and an ultra small array pattern you need a socket that can test over a wide temperature range while holding strict dimensional stability. What good is a perfectly machine precise hole it moves during a test. For that reason we define the polymers properties critical to achieving a stable socket or what we call Polymeric Stability.
- FLEXURAL MODULUS - This property is critical as you need to hold stiffness in thin cross sections and after machining away a large portion of the material. Essentially this is a measure of the materials integrity.
- CLTE - Coefficient of Linear Thermal Expansion - here you want the hole pattern that your perfectly machine not to move while you test over a wide temperature range.
FORMULA FOR COMPARING MATERIALS WHERE THE HIGHER THE VALUE THE MORE STABLE THE MATERIAL:
- POLYMERIC STABILITY FACTORS FOR COMMON MATERIALS INCLUDING MOISTURE ABSORPTION - By combining the Micro-Machinability factors from last weeks post to the Polymeric Stability this week we are now able to characterise materials on a grid to determine what material could be optimal for you application based on hole and pitch sizes and finished dimensional stability requirements!
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