You’re aware of the damage that thermal shock can cause within your application, so you know that the constant and abrupt changes in temperature often cause breakage. Obviously, thermal shock can cause great amounts of thermal stress on your parts. Perhaps non-destructive testing and a proper material property assessment on the front end could be an effective means of prevention. Thermal shock tests are also useful to determine the risk of your part’s response to sudden dramatic changes in temperatures. Without a proper assessment of thermal shock resistance, your part is at serious risk for low ductility cracking or thermal fatigue failure. Most commonly, breakage happens in structurally low strength, low toughness, and/or those with inferior thermal conductivity. Thermal shock resistance must be considered in any material selection to combat rapid temperature changes and high-temperature gradient applications. We’re experts—Reach out to us for solutions today.
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