What Is StrainBondTM?

VPG StrainBond™ is a comprehensive solution merging capabilities from several business units within VPG, a global leader in stress and strain measurement.

StrainBond™ is a unique service we offer. Our decades of technical expertise with photoelastic coatings and two-dimensional models enable visualization of actual strain patterns and gradients in structures. This offers tremendous time-saving and cost-effective benefits when choosing strain gage locations, gage size and optimal pattern.

The StrainBond™ technology also reveals the kind of structural modifications that can be made to optimize performance, either as a transducer or as a structural member. Areas of excess material or stress concentrations are often easily seen using the StrainBond™ photoelastic technique.

The StrainBond™ solution has been successfully employed for a variety of markets, on diverse applications such as exercise equipment, medical products, commercial aircraft, and aerospace missiles.

Most of the StrainBond™ process is completed in-house to ensure quality from start to finish: specifying the raw materials, strain gages and gage patterns; designing and machining the sensors; installing the gages; and calibrating and sealing the final products. As part of our comprehensive solution, unique strain gage patterns can be designed to suit applications where standard gages are not capable of delivering the required performance.

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