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The progressive outcome of Bluehill® Universal took a consolidated effort from Instron experts, bringing together unrivaled experience and cutting-edge research. The user experience has been designed by a collaboration of members from different software teams across the world, each team representing various software products offered by Instron. This consortium has worked closely together to create a Bluehill application style that can be translated across all of Instron’s software products.
Apr 13, 2017 04:18 PM
Reliability analysis of electronic packages and components is a critical step in microelectronics, as these packages are widely used in portable devices such as smartphones, tablets, laptops, etc. Studying electrical performance may not be enough, as a package’s mechanical characterization can directly or indirectly impact reliability of a finished product. Three-point bend tests are performed to understand the strength of chip packages, such as chip-on-film (COF), integrated circuits (IC), and ball grid arrays (BGAs).
Rajiv Iyer OnApr 03, 2017 03:33 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 01:45 PM
Our own Richard Goshgarian, Market Manager for the Global Plastics Testing Market, talks with AZoM about the three main challenges encouraged when testing plastics.
Apr 28, 2015 12:00 PM
Ian McEnteggart, Composites Market Manager talks with Aerospace Manufacturing on the comparison between composites and metals for aerospace design. The material properties of the two contrast greatly in their testing requirements because of their varying reactions to the same conditions.
Apr 21, 2015 10:10 AM
Adhesive bond materials are transversal to many different industries: from automotive to aerospace, electronics, medical, sports, and construction. Providing high-performance adhesive to aluminum, steel and other materials, structural adhesives have become an interesting and valid solution to replace welds and mechanical fasteners, helping to improve durability, reduce weight, and reduce manufacturing costs.
Apr 28, 2014 10:10 AM
Load cells independently and directly measure the force being applied to specimens. Pressure transducers measure force indirectly from the oil pressure observed in the cylinder. Which is superior? The answer is simple: Load cell technology due to the fact that some of the pressure in a hydraulic system has nothing to do with the load being applied to the specimen.
Apr 17, 2014 10:10 AM
As composites continue to be adopted in more industries, fiber-reinforced plastics can be found in products that people interact with every day, including cars and sporting goods. Fiber-reinforced plastics consist of reinforcing fibers surrounded by a plastic matrix. There are several types of fibers that can be used including glass, carbon fiber, and aramid which give the material its high tensile strength. The matrix gives the composite the compressive strength and, in the case of fiber reinforced plastics, can be made using thermoset or thermoplastic polymers.
Leonardo Martinez OnApr 17, 2014 10:10 AM
With recent events causing concern about the stability of major bridges, the Department of Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics at Columbia University is evaluating their durability with the help of Instron.
Apr 11, 2014 10:10 AM
In their April Issue, Plastics Engineering has shared insight on Instron’s investment of analysis for every stage in the plastics lifecycle. As Instron develops new products, a heavy emphasis is being placed on improving efficiency and increasing production without sacrificing quality. Automation, among other things, helps to remove manual errors and in turn, provide more consistency and repeatability.
Apr 25, 2013 10:10 AM