Content for Materials Testing Professionals
Stay up to date on industry trends, international testing standards, applications, tips and tricks, and so much more. Explore our blog to see all of our latest content and subscribe to our newsletter to get future content delivered directly to your inbox.
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.
Dec 08, 2015 08:18 PM
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.
Nov 09, 2015 02:14 PM
Before the weather turns cold, Instron took part in helping a local Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) farm to prepare for the winter season.
Oct 29, 2015 06:57 PM
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.
Oct 13, 2015 07:00 PM
Suzanne de Lemos-Williams, Senior Automation Applications Engineer, has a broad knowledge of materials testing programs, especially rubbers and elastomers. At this year’s International Tire Exhibition & Conference (ITEC), she had the opportunity to present to lab managers and technicians in the tire manufacturing industry.
Oct 06, 2015 08:11 PM
Looking for step-by-step instructions to perform a melt flow test? This video provides a tutorial to set up and perform a melt flow test with the Instron® MF20 Melt Flow Tester.
Sep 04, 2015 03:54 PM
"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."
Aug 27, 2015 05:29 PM
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.
Aug 24, 2015 01:28 PM
What value can you gain from automating your materials testing lab? See yourself in this animated video.
Aug 17, 2015 02:30 PM
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 04:30 PM