Instron Biomedical Open House

Biomedical Open House

Location: Instron Headquarters
Address: 825 University Avenue, Norwood, MA 02062
Date: Thursday, September 20, 2018
Time: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Lunch Provided | FREE EVENT



At this hands-on event, learn about the latest advancements in static, dynamic, and impact testing technology for the biomedical industry. You’ll hear from our team of industry and application experts on a variety of biomedical focused topics, including:

  • Testing tips and tricks for achieving accurate results
  • The many ways to test a device, pharmaceuticals, packaging, or biomaterial
  • Enhanced verifications and calibration certificates explained
  • Recent developments in materials testing software
  • How industrial X-ray and CT scanning technology is used in the biomedical industry (Guest Speaker from North Star Imaging)

The Instron Biomedical Open House presents a unique opportunity for testing professionals to hear first-hand from industry and application experts who’ve helped medical device, pharmaceutical, biomaterial, and medical packaging companies overcome thousands of testing challenges. So whether you’re looking for new ways to get the most out of your testing system, learn about new features, or simply meet other users this will be a great event for you.


Bluehill Universal

Bluehill Universal WorkshopAdding Efficiency to Testing

Get to know and use Instron’s latest software platform: Bluehill® Universal! During this session we will explore some of Bluehill Universal’s built in functionality that can help you simulate real-world use of your products, simplify testing methods, and add efficiency to testing workflows. During this presentation, you will have the opportunity to run through exercises in Bluehill Universal and ask questions about method and test setup.

 Instron Biomedical Open House Applications Lab

The Many Ways to Test a Medical Device or Biomaterial

This session will take place in our Applications Laboratory, allowing you to see many of our latest testing systems in action. During this presentation, our Application Engineers will demonstrate tests including, compression, peel, tension, and both static and fatigue biaxial testing (axial/torsion) to show you the variety of test types, and types of measurements and results that you can collect with the Instron portfolio of testing machines.

Instron Calibration Services

Instron Service ExpansionsEnhanced Verifications and Calibration Certificates Explained
In this session, you’ll learn about the differences between enhanced and standard verifications of force, speed, displacement, and strain. Additionally, you’ll also learn about various calibration certificates and what to look for when reviewing these.

Instron Universal Testing Systems

See How an Instron Gets Built!

As part of the factory tour, you’ll learn about everything that goes into making an Instron static testing machine from assembly to machine calibration, and preparation for shipment. You’ll see everything from low capacity table top models to high capacity floor models, and depending on our production schedule, you may even see some of our high capacity industrial series models and advanced automation systems being built!

North Star Imaging 3D CT Scan

Understanding Digital Radiography & Computed Tomography

3D Computed Tomography (CT) is a nondestructive scanning technology that allows you to view and inspect the external and internal structures of an object in 3D space. Computed Tomography works by taking hundreds or thousands of 2D Digital Radiography projections around a 360 degree rotation of an object. Proprietary algorithms are then used to reconstruct the 2D projections into a 3D CT volume, which will allow you to view and slice the part at any angle. 3D CT virtually eliminates interpretation errors and opens the door to many capabilities; some not available with any other technology.

Presented By: Eric Gingras | Business Development Manager, NSI Marlborough, MA