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An aging population is increasing the demand for common medical consumables like syringes and medicine bottles. As this demand increases, so does the need to test these products to ensure they comply with relevant international standards – some of which require biaxial testing.
Jan 17, 2019 10:44 AM
While maintaining all of the power and flexibility found in previous versions of Bluehill Software, our newest static testing software, Bluehill Universal was built from the ground up for touch interaction and boasts many advanced capabilities. With anything new, people have questions. Here are the top 5 we get, that you might also wonder!
Elena Mangano OnJan 16, 2018 10:57 AM
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 11:19 AM
In ASM International’s recent article, the publication discusses an exciting development happening at Yale University. The team researching mechanical engineering and materials science is in the middle of refining technology that may someday soon be in mass production.
Jan 21, 2015 12:00 AM
While there are many varieties of gripping technologies (wedge, screw, hydraulic, pneumatic, etc.), they all can be classified as proportional or non-proportional according to the way in which the clamping force is exerted on the specimen.
David Fry OnJan 31, 2014 10:10 AM
Instron load cells are robust and built to last. Therefore, checking the load cell’s functionality on a daily basis is not usually necessary unless you suspect a real problem. That being said, it is always a good idea to be safe than sorry!
Sarah Jastram OnJan 16, 2014 10:10 AM
In one of our previous posts, we blogged about plastic strain ratio, r. Besides r-value, another parameter that is commonly measured in metals testing is the n-value. So what is n-value?
Jan 08, 2014 10:10 AM
This past holiday season, Instron (Norwood) had the privilege of supporting 74 children in the community with the help of United Way’s Hope for the Holidays program.
Jan 15, 2013 10:10 AM
Does your system incorporate "specimen protect" or "load protect"? If you are not sure, ask us.
If it does you can use this feature to compensate for load string and specimen expansion/contraction while your furnace or chamber reaches set-point temperature.
Jan 07, 2013 10:10 AM
Historically, the properties of any new material have had to be determined empirically. It can take many years to transition a material from discovery to a commercial product, which is too slow, given the range of urgent problems that advanced materials can help us solve.
Jan 31, 2012 10:10 AM