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Overcoming Sheet Metal Testing Challenges

With a wide range of applications varying from white goods, automotive, and aerospace applications, sheet metals are often high in strength relative to their cross section area. It’s important to note that formability and ductility is also crucial, for which the common testing requirements are similar across applications. Explore the challenges in sheet metal testing.

Posted On Nov 09, 2015 09:14 AM

Have You Thought About The Implications If The Material for Airbags Responds Poorly?

Fulfilling the requirements of industry standards and being competitive on the market are keys to success in the automotive sector. In the automotive industry, design and performance are equally important. A manufacturer of car interiors contacted Instron® to check the quality of leather used to cover airbags, including its behavior after sunlight and climate changes. Estimating the performance of a material covering airbags involves many factors around costs and benefits.

Posted On May 28, 2015 03:30 PM

Steel Reinforcement Bar: A Tensile Testing Guide

Jeff Shaffer, Manager of Product Marketing and Management for the Instron® Industrial Products Group, talks with Advanced Materials & Processes (AM&P) about how critical understanding the basics of tensile testing is to ensure product quality of steel reinforcing bar, or rebar.

Posted On Jul 28, 2015 12:30 PM

Updates to Metals Testing Standards

Discover how and why recent updates to testing standards for metals, including ISO 6892-1 and ASTM E8/8M, have occurred for measuring strain.

Posted On Jul 01, 2015 01:00 PM

An Introduction to Digital Image Correlation

The benefits of Digital Image Correlation (DIC) include measuring strain without requiring physical contact, viewing full-field data (like thousands of tiny extensometers), and not needing to know where to place the strain gauge/extensometer before a test starts. The following presentation gives an introduction to this optical technique.

Posted On Aug 24, 2015 09:28 AM