Having knowledge to the cure characteristics of thermoset polymers is essential in processing them into required products. Parameters such as gelation and curing time will determined how much processing time the manufacturer have to transform the liquid or semi-solid thermoset compounds before they solidified and hardened when they are in the cured state.
However, commercial curemeter are quite expensive and quite costly if they need to be maintained. Therefore, we have attempted to come up our own version of curemeter which is based on basic of changing physical changes to electrical input for a data acquisition unit. The instrument is still evolving and the following images are the two earlier version.
First version Second version