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Drop Tower Tensile Impact Testing for High Strain Rate Measurements

If you are dealing with CAE simulations, considering materials’ properties at high-strain rates is critical to get reliable predictions of your product performance. With the combined use of an impact Drop Tower system equipped with Bluehill Impact Software, tensile-impact accessories, High Speed Camera and Digital Image Correlation software, it is possible to evaluate the longitudinal strain of the specimen when impacted under tensile-Impact conditions

Posted By Francesca Pinto On  Jun 30, 2021 10:10 AM

How to Test the HDT of 3D Printing Materials

Heat Deflection Temperature (HDT) tests play a vital role in fused deposition modeling (FDM) and Polyjet 3D printing applications. Using reliable HDT testing machines is critical to validating the quality and performance of polymer-based 3D printing materials, prototypes, and parts. This is why the leading manufacturer of 3D printing technology, Stratasys turned to Instron HDT test equipment.

Posted By Francesca Pinto On  Jun 15, 2021 06:00 AM

Posted On Jun 08, 2017 05:26 PM

What is a Texture Analyzer?

Texture analyzers have long been used exclusively by the food industry.  However, now they are showing use in other spaces.  Just what is a texture analyzer anyway?

Posted By Rob Kolmin On  Jun 15, 2016 02:10 PM

Posted On Jun 12, 2015 04:00 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 05:00 PM

Challenges of Rebar Testing

The following presentation provides an overview of recent changes and challenges facing rebar manufacturers, suppliers, and consumers when testing the properties of this durable material.

Posted On Jun 27, 2014 02:10 PM

Composites on the Move

Composites are now a broad and well-established family of materials, but industry press releases frequently discuss “new and exciting” developments and opportunities. It should be remembered that there has been a commercial market in high performance, structural composites for well over 30 years, and European automotive manufacturers have made considerable use of lower performance glass fiber reinforced polyester (GFRP) bodywork since the 1950s.

Posted On Jun 25, 2014 02:10 PM