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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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Increase Efficiency Without Sacrificing Safety

An Instron geotextile customer was conducting materials testing nearly around the clock. They were not able to keep up with demand and were building another plant to respond to the market. The company had a positive experience with their current Instron testing system and wanted to invest in another for the new plant, but with shorter test intervals.

Posted On Dec 08, 2015 03:18 PM

Overcoming Sheet Metal Testing Challenges

With a wide range of applications varying from white goods, automotive, and aerospace applications, sheet metals are often high in strength relative to their cross section area. It’s important to note that formability and ductility is also crucial, for which the common testing requirements are similar across applications. Explore the challenges in sheet metal testing.

Posted On Nov 09, 2015 09:14 AM

Instron Supports MassChallenge Startups

MassChallenge’s mission is clear: Catalyze a startup renaissance.  The organization’s model serves as the largest startup accelerator in the world to help early-stage entrepreneurs succeed with no equity required and financial prizes awarded. When entrepreneurs are empowered to challenge old conventions and create new value, a startup renaissance begins.

Posted On Oct 13, 2015 03:00 PM

Importance of Medical Packaging Standards

"The integrity of medical packaging is often evaluated with equal attention and rigor as the medical device itself, and should not be considered secondary to the device when it comes to qualification testing. Ultimately, the packaging is a vessel for the drug, device, or product and needs to contain and protect what is inside."

Posted On Aug 27, 2015 01:29 PM

An Introduction to Digital Image Correlation

The benefits of Digital Image Correlation (DIC) include measuring strain without requiring physical contact, viewing full-field data (like thousands of tiny extensometers), and not needing to know where to place the strain gauge/extensometer before a test starts. The following presentation gives an introduction to this optical technique.

Posted On Aug 24, 2015 09:28 AM

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