Dr. John Bowker
Former Senior Research Scientist CANMET Materials Technology Laboratory (CANMET-MTL)
"The Gleeble is one of the most heavily used machines at our lab... We have used and continue to use it for a broad range of thermo-mechanical simulation procedures. These include: welding applied to shipbuilding, marine materials, offshore structures and pipelines; compression testing to characterize the flow stress behavior of steels and aluminum alloys: and in situ melting and solidification to understand the effects of residuals on hot ductility."
Dr. Warren Poole
University of British Columbia
"We had to generate all the parameters and then to validate the predictions that the computer model made… The Gleeble played a central role in that project. We did austenite grain growth studies, double-hit compression tests to study recrystallization, and continuous cooling transformations, with and without compression."
Dr. Brian Damkroger
Los Alamos National Laboratory
"Only the Gleeble is fast enough to allow us to physically simulate the thermal profile of electron beam welding”
Material Evaluation Department Aichi Steel Corporation
“…we are concentrating on testing with the Gleeble to reduce costs in our forging production processes…”
Dr. Mahesh Chaturvedi, Ph.D., FASM
University of Manitoba, Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering
“We want to understand what the fundamental causes for thermo-mechanical fatigue are, so we use the Gleeble to apply load and temperature, sometimes in sync and sometimes out of sync. The Gleeble can keep going for days, executing the same program again and again... it gives us excellent reproducibility.”
Dr. Hirowo Suzuki
Nippon Steel (retired)
“In my opinion, Dynamic Systems is the top company in this kind of test equipment… worldwide.”
Dr. Hans Peter Schmitz
“ In our labs, we do physical simulation… We try to reproduce as precisely as possible what is going on in the actual production lines. If you do it very carefully, you can transfer the result into the production lines, and you can use the results for building up numerical models."
Dr. Arnold Marder
Energy Research Center, Lehigh University
“What we are aiming at is intelligent processing. That’s where the Gleeble gives us a tremendous advantage. By allowing us to carefully simulate and model thermal and mechanical processes…”
Dr. Leijun Li
Utah State University
On the Gleeble we can not only control all the mechanical properties, but we’re in command of the thermal properties and the atmosphere. With the Gleeble, we can do complicated applications, watch what is happening, see the effect of temperature, and know how much energy is going in. It would take a lot more time and money to do it with equipment other than the Gleeble.
Dr. Luis A. Colembergue Klujszo
Gerdau Aços Especiais Piratini
Through the capability of simulating large scale, expensive processes in a small scale, laboratory environment, the Gleeble has made it easier for Gerdau to improve products and processes. Furthermore, all the controls available in the equipment bring a whole lot of reliability to the results, making the conclusions very sound.
The Institut National des Sciences Appliquées (National Institute of Applied Science) de Lyon, Villeurbanne, France
this is the only piece of equipment that I can do everything with. I can always do what I want. It may take some time to optimize the work, but in the end, you can always run the experiment or do the simulation that you wanted to do.
Tom Schambron, Product Development Metallurgist
…world research and innovation are cornerstones of our business - the Gleeble is key to meeting the objectives of BlueScope. It assists in product development and improvement—such as trialling new steel grades, processing parameters, and so forth—and in tracking and solving of quality issues.
Dr. David Matlock
Colorado School of Mines
Flexibility is the key to our extensive use of the Gleeble. It helps us to get maximum productivity out of the work we do