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In early 2018, the United States Congress passed the first major tax reform since 1986, reducing the corporate tax rate from 35% to 21%. Find out why this is good news for businesses looking to purchase capital equipment this year.
May 07, 2018 02:49 PM
Watch this new video to see how the versatile TestMaster AT3 Automated Testing System makes it easy to run tensile tests on thin films, improving repeatability, safety, and efficiency.
May 04, 2018 12:13 PM
Ian Kirk On May 24, 2017 02:32 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 07:30 PM
Wedge action grips are a very popular choice for gripping high-strength materials, such as metals and composites, because the strong clamping force ensures that specimen slippage is eliminated. All wedge grips work by multiplying a relatively small input force into a higher clamping force. In all wedge grips, the opening and closing of the jaw faces are achieved by the relative motion between the grip body and the jaw faces. However, there are two distinct wedge grip designs – “moving jaw face” and “moving grip body”. Their difference lies in which component is kept stationary and which is moving.
Janice Tan On May 12, 2014 02:10 PM
Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt helped to usher in a new era for Siemens Wind Power with the world’s largest testing facility for wind turbines, featuring Instron systems.
May 08, 2013 02:10 PM