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Instron Supports MassChallenge Startups

MassChallenge’s mission is clear: Catalyze a startup renaissance.  The organization’s model serves as the largest startup accelerator in the world to help early-stage entrepreneurs succeed with no equity required and financial prizes awarded. When entrepreneurs are empowered to challenge old conventions and create new value, a startup renaissance begins.

Posted On Oct 13, 2015 07:00 PM

Importance of Medical Packaging Standards

"The integrity of medical packaging is often evaluated with equal attention and rigor as the medical device itself, and should not be considered secondary to the device when it comes to qualification testing. Ultimately, the packaging is a vessel for the drug, device, or product and needs to contain and protect what is inside."

Posted On Aug 27, 2015 05:29 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 01:28 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 04:30 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 05:00 PM