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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.
Jul 28, 2015 12:30 PM
Biomedical testing allows for these materials and devices to be tested in vitro so patients are not put at risk, but if you’ve done any biomedical testing in the past, you know that there can be many challenges along the way.
Elayne Schneebacher OnJul 21, 2015 04:30 PM
Our own Nick Shrubsall, Product and Marketing Manager for Instron’s Dynamic Upgrades and Accessories business, talks to AZoM about their Lab Health Check campaign for upgrading old equipment and helping improve reliability, productivity and capability.
Jul 09, 2015 11:00 AM
Discover how and why recent updates to testing standards for metals, including ISO 6892-1 and ASTM E8/8M, have occurred for measuring strain.
Jul 01, 2015 01:00 PM
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.
Jun 12, 2015 12:00 PM
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:
Jun 03, 2015 01:00 PM
With Digital Image Correlation (DIC) on the rise to measure full-field strain and displacement, Instron talks with Advanced Materials & Processes (AM&P) on this optical technique.
Jun 01, 2015 02:34 PM
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.
May 28, 2015 03:30 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