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Welcome to our new Instron Community Blog hosted by Instron. It is a compilation of the freshest, brightest, most-talented minds that Instron has to offer. The world of materials science is so vast and encompasses the broadest range of industries, materials, and challenges that no one person can possibly possess all the knowledge required to be the resident expert – or master of materials science. It takes a small army behind the scenes collaborating and sharing technical know-how, experiences, and ideas to present the most accurate, relevant, and timely information to you – our readers. 

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How Quick is a "QuickTest"?

As a standard feature with the new Bluehill® Universal Software, QuickTest allows operators to start testing after merely entering basic parameters in a few seconds.

Posted On Jun 08, 2017 01:26 PM

What is a Texture Analyzer?

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?

Posted By Rob Kolmin OnJun 15, 2016 10:10 AM

Overcoming Challenges of Rebar Testing

Global growth within the construction industry is anticipated over the next decade—bridges, roadways, hotels, stadiums—all requiring reinforcement bar (rebar). The Instron team speaks to the challenges rebar manufacturers and suppliers are encountering and how to overcome them.

Posted On Jun 12, 2015 12:00 PM

Women in the Plastics Industry: Elena Mangano

We are proud to share the British Plastics & Rubber interview with our own Elena Mangano, Market Development Specialist. In their new series, Women in Plastics, they take a look at her career path:

Posted On Jun 03, 2015 01:00 PM

Challenges of Rebar Testing

The following presentation provides an overview of recent changes and challenges facing rebar manufacturers, suppliers, and consumers when testing the properties of this durable material.

Posted On Jun 27, 2014 10:10 AM

Composites on the Move

Composites are now a broad and well-established family of materials, but industry press releases frequently discuss “new and exciting” developments and opportunities. It should be remembered that there has been a commercial market in high performance, structural composites for well over 30 years, and European automotive manufacturers have made considerable use of lower performance glass fiber reinforced polyester (GFRP) bodywork since the 1950s.

Posted On Jun 25, 2014 10:10 AM

Reducing Variablity in Plastics Testing

Although you may be testing to specifications that would allow you to comply with international standards, many factors can cause variability in your plastics testing results. The following presentation provides a summary of the most common explanations for test data variability, including specimen alignment and method setup:

Posted On Jun 23, 2014 10:10 AM

Instron Awarded by the United Way

We are proud to announce that our Community Connection Committee (C3) has been awarded the Campaign Coordinator Award for the fourth year in a row by the United Way of Tri-County. This honor is in recognition of a successful 2013 United Way Campaign to advance the local community through service and support.

Posted On Jun 22, 2014 10:10 AM