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With the 2016 Rio Olympics underway, Elayne Gordonov, Biomedical Market Manager, recently published an article in AM&P Magazine highlighting mechanical testing and how it relates to athletic equipment and biomaterials.
Aug 17, 2016 02:11 PM
Custom solution used to allow testing in extreme environments, ensuring longevity of the system and flexibility in testing.
Jola Balboa On Aug 03, 2016 02:10 PM
This article presents a short investigation of the benefits of non-contact strain measurement for monitoring and control of fatigue tests on composites. Recent developments in measurement technology offer the means to effectively measure both axial and transverse strain, instantly, throughout cyclic and highly dynamic tests. Several test scenarios are examined which demonstrate potential benefits of current state-of-the-art video extensometry, for strain controlled fatigue tests on thermoplastic composites.
Aug 01, 2016 02:51 PM
Texture analyzers have long been used exclusively by the food industry. However, now they are showing use in other spaces. Just what is a texture analyzer anyway?
Rob Kolmin On Jun 15, 2016 02:10 PM
The Instron Community Connection Committee (C3) was awarded by the United Way of Tri-Country at its annual recognition event for the company’s efforts in 2015. The focus of the United Way event is to acknowledge volunteers, community groups and organizations who actively support the mission of United Way.
Apr 15, 2016 05:45 PM
At the end of last year, Instron® mechanical engineers at our Grove City Manufacturing Facility had the privilege of hosting mechanical engineering undergraduates from Penn State Behrend School of Engineering. Their professor wanted to provide an applied learning experience, where the students could see classroom lessons in practice.
Feb 19, 2016 03:05 PM
Our own Suzanne De Lemos-Williams, Senior Applications Engineer, talks with Advanced Materials & Processes (AM&P) on common concerns around automating mechanical testing. She provides examples of how small transitions to automation can make a big difference.
Jan 15, 2016 04:19 PM
An Instron geotextile customer was conducting materials testing nearly around the clock. They were not able to keep up with demand and were building another plant to respond to the market. The company had a positive experience with their current Instron testing system and wanted to invest in another for the new plant, but with shorter test intervals.
Dec 08, 2015 08:18 PM
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.
Nov 09, 2015 02:14 PM
Before the weather turns cold, Instron took part in helping a local Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) farm to prepare for the winter season.
Oct 29, 2015 06:57 PM