Faulty bond strength measurements? -

The most commonly used bonding stress method for testing adhesives and cement, the thermal cycling, jeopardizes the results if not done with caution. This leads to a more favorable bond strength than the true value.

From the instrument park: The Zwickline test instrument -

Strength and elasticity of materials and of bonding are all important characteristics of dental restorative and prosthetic products. NIOM performs many tests and measurements that involve stretching or compression of test pieces. For polymer-based composite materials or ceramics, these tests will in future be performed on our newly acquired Zwickline 5.0.