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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 12:30 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 01:00 PM

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

Have You Thought About The Implications If The Material for Airbags Responds Poorly?

Fulfilling the requirements of industry standards and being competitive on the market are keys to success in the automotive sector. In the automotive industry, design and performance are equally important. A manufacturer of car interiors contacted Instron® to check the quality of leather used to cover airbags, including its behavior after sunlight and climate changes. Estimating the performance of a material covering airbags involves many factors around costs and benefits.

Posted On May 28, 2015 03:30 PM

AZoM Interview: 3 Challenges of Plastics Testing

Our own Richard Goshgarian, Market Manager for the Global Plastics Testing Market, talks with AZoM about the three main challenges encouraged when testing plastics.

Posted On Apr 28, 2015 12:00 PM

Contrasting Composites vs. Metals in Aerospace

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.

Posted On Apr 21, 2015 10:10 AM