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Posted By Francesca Pinto

 Jul 19, 2021

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Origami-based structures under Impact load

Meiji University (Japan) is using a 9450 impact drop tower to uncover the structural dynamic behaviour associated to the real compression phenomena of their Origami based structures.

Posted By Francesca Pinto

 Jun 30, 2021

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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

 Jun 15, 2021

Stratasys HDT specimen

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

 Apr 28, 2021

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How To Investigate Dynamic Failures of Materials

When knowledge in fracture characteristics of plastics material at highly dynamic conditions, such as impact strength, ductility, toughness, crack propagation, and energy absorption is needed, the best solution is to perform a puncture impact test

Posted By Amanda Redinger

 Mar 24, 2021

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Materials and Applications Solutions for the Biomedical, Plastics, and Elastomer Industries

Instron universal testing machines can be used across industries to meet many different mechanical testing requirements, and Instron software and accessories allow our test frames to be configured to suit your specific industry or application need. This issue of the Accessories Newsletter includes some of the key application and product solutions for the biomedical, plastics, and elastomer industries. Please follow the links to prerecorded webinars, demonstration videos, or product pages which may be of interest to you. As always, you can also contact your local Instron representative for more information.

Posted On Mar 09, 2021

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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

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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 Nov 21, 2020

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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 Oct 28, 2020

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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 Feb 03, 2020

Audit Trail in Bluehill Universal Traceability Module

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 Jan 17, 2019

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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.