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Bauble breaking – drop weight tester

You can tell a lot about how materials behave by breaking them.

As part of Discover Materials this Winter we had a look at how baubles made from glass, wood, polystyrene, a ceramic or plastic when put into a drop weight tester which is basically a weight dropped from a certain height onto an object in a controlled manner!

Running time: ~3 min

Related resources – FINISH

Bauble breaking – free fall

Bauble breaking – stamping

Impact testing (chocolate and metals)

Vivian’s bend testing (Coming Soon)