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Will Product Failure Put Your Company at Risk?

To understand the value of Bluehill’s Traceability module to the wider materials testing industry, it is helpful to first understand why the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) requires medical device and pharmaceutical companies operating in the U.S. to comply with 21 CFR Part 11, which Traceability is designed to enable.

Posted On Mar 09, 2021 11:00 AM

Compression Testing of Concrete Blocks with Recycled Plastic

This task came to us from a research team evaluating how the strength of concrete changes when mixed with different percentages of recycled plastics. Would concrete filled with recycled plastic be the way of the future? How much would these colorful little bits of plastic change the strength of something as robust as concrete?

Posted On Mar 09, 2021 09:00 AM

Alignment for Materials Testing Webinar

This webinar provides an introduction to testing machine alignment and the relevance of alignment to testing metals and composites.

Posted On Nov 21, 2020 04:09 PM

Braided Rope Tensile Testing

This article takes a look at a new gripping solution for tensile testing textile cords, more specifically braided rope used in maritime applications.

Posted On Oct 28, 2020 08:36 PM

Traceability Webinar + Q&A

In this webinar, Instron introduces Bluehill Universal's latest Module called Traceability. Bluehill Traceability enables users to meet the requirements of audits associated with FDA 21 CFR Part 11, ISO 17025, NADCAP, and others, allowing users to determine who did what, when, and why. The webinar includes a presentation and live software demonstration, as well as provide attendees with resources that include technical specifications.

Posted On Feb 03, 2020 06:41 PM

Biaxial Testing of Medical Devices

An aging population is increasing the demand for common medical consumables like syringes and medicine bottles. As this demand increases, so does the need to test these products to ensure they comply with relevant international standards – some of which require biaxial testing.

Posted On Jan 17, 2019 03:44 PM

Why 2018 Is the Year to Buy Capital Equipment

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.

Posted On May 07, 2018 02:49 PM