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Posted On Aug 25, 2016

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Custom Fixture for Plastic Drinkware

To test true-to-use situations, leading plastics manufacturer seeks custom solution for testing plastic drinkware.

Posted On Aug 17, 2016

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Olympic Edge: Optimizing Athletic Equipment

With the 2016 Rio Olympics underway, Elayne Gordonov, Biomedical Market Manager, recently published an article in AM&P Magazine highlighting mechanical testing and how it relates to athletic equipment and biomaterials.

Posted By Jola Balboa

 Aug 03, 2016

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Custom Solution for Testing in Extreme Environments

Custom solution used to allow testing in extreme environments, ensuring longevity of the system and flexibility in testing.

Posted On Aug 01, 2016

Non-Contacting Strain Measurement Techniques in Fatigue Testing of Polymer Matrix Composites

This article presents a short investigation of the benefits of non-contact strain measurement for monitoring and control of fatigue tests on composites. Recent developments in measurement technology offer the means to effectively measure both axial and transverse strain, instantly, throughout cyclic and highly dynamic tests. Several test scenarios are examined which demonstrate potential benefits of current state-of-the-art video extensometry, for strain controlled fatigue tests on thermoplastic composites.

Posted By Rob Kolmin

 Jun 15, 2016

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 On Apr 15, 2016

C3 United Way 2016

Living United: Instron Honored by the United Way

The Instron Community Connection Committee (C3) was awarded by the United Way of Tri-Country at its annual recognition event for the company’s efforts in 2015. The focus of the United Way event is to acknowledge volunteers, community groups and organizations who actively support the mission of United Way.

Posted On Feb 19, 2016

Penn State Students Receive a Behind-the-Scenes Tour

At the end of last year, Instron® mechanical engineers at our Grove City Manufacturing Facility had the privilege of hosting mechanical engineering undergraduates from Penn State Behrend School of Engineering. Their professor wanted to provide an applied learning experience, where the students could see classroom lessons in practice.

Posted On Jan 15, 2016

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Small Transitions to Automation Make a Big Impact

Our own Suzanne De Lemos-Williams, Senior Applications Engineer, talks with Advanced Materials & Processes (AM&P) on common concerns around automating mechanical testing. She provides examples of how small transitions to automation can make a big difference.

Posted On Dec 08, 2015

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Increase Efficiency Without Sacrificing Safety

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.

Posted On Nov 09, 2015

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Overcoming Sheet Metal Testing Challenges

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.

Posted On Oct 29, 2015

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Volunteering as Farmers for a Day

Before the weather turns cold, Instron took part in helping a local Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) farm to prepare for the winter season.

Posted On Oct 13, 2015

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Instron Supports MassChallenge Startups

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.