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Instron universal testing machines can be used across industries to meet many different mechanical testing requirements, and Instron software and accessories allow our test frames to be configured to suit your specific industry or application need. This issue of the Accessories Newsletter includes some of the key application and product solutions for the biomedical, plastics, and elastomer industries. Please follow the links to prerecorded webinars, demonstration videos, or product pages which may be of interest to you. As always, you can also contact your local Instron representative for more information.
Amanda Redinger On Mar 24, 2021 01:00 PM
To understand the value of Bluehill’s Traceability module to the wider materials testing industry, it is helpful to first understand why the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) requires medical device and pharmaceutical companies operating in the U.S. to comply with 21 CFR Part 11, which Traceability is designed to enable.
Mar 09, 2021 11:00 AM
This task came to us from a research team evaluating how the strength of concrete changes when mixed with different percentages of recycled plastics. Would concrete filled with recycled plastic be the way of the future? How much would these colorful little bits of plastic change the strength of something as robust as concrete?
Mar 09, 2021 09:00 AM
Have you ever wondered how strong those straps are that hold down loads on tractor-trailers?
Mar 29, 2018 02:08 PM
Learn about the multiple ways to use an Instron® system for medical device testing in this interview with Dr. Matthieu De Beule, Biomedical Research Professor at Ghent University.
Mar 26, 2018 12:57 PM
Accurate and repeatable test results are the most important product of a mechanical test. Properly managing these test results can be more challenging than conducting the test itself. Although there are several common data management and results reporting practices throughout the testing industry, most labs take approaches that are unique to them. In order to make it easier for all labs to take control of their test results and data, we have introduced several new exporting features with the release of Bluehill® Universal.
Jeffrey Shaffer On Mar 30, 2017 05:36 PM
There are many different reasons why you should calibrate your testing system. Primarily, calibration is performed to ensure that your testing system is operating within its requirements. Whether these requirements are established by law, government regulation, industry regulation, or your own company quality system, organizations have recognized the importance of calibrating systems at regular intervals.
Mar 23, 2017 01:04 PM
As a proud Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) alumna, Meredith Platt ’01 couldn’t help but be excited to see a fellow female engineer at WPI engage in real-world applications and seeing firsthand how globalization is more than a term in a textbook.
Mar 28, 2015 03:00 PM
Recently, the Instron team had the honor of visiting local elementary schools to support the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) programs.
Mar 18, 2015 04:00 PM
Carbon fiber is an extremely strong material. Depending on the manufacturing process, this textile can have typical modulus values of about 138 Gpa and ultimate tensile strengths of about 3.5 Gpa. Industry professionals can find themselves seeking to replace traditional steel components with lighter carbon fiber counterparts to achieve a much higher stiffness to weight ratio. To determine the appropriate thickness for the corresponding carbon component, one must undergo some experimental validation.
Mar 25, 2014 02:10 PM