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Posted On May 07, 2018

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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 04, 2018

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Video | AT3 Automated Film Tensile Testing to ASTM D882

Watch this new video to see how the versatile TestMaster AT3 Automated Testing System makes it easy to run tensile tests on thin films, improving repeatability, safety, and efficiency.

Posted On Mar 29, 2018

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This Lab is in the Business of Breaking Things

Have you ever wondered how strong those straps are that hold down loads on tractor-trailers?

Posted On Mar 26, 2018

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Biomedical Case Study | Ghent University

Learn about the multiple ways to use an Instron® system for medical device testing in this interview with Dr. Matthieu De Beule, Biomedical Research Professor at Ghent University.

Posted By Elena Mangano

 Jan 16, 2018

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Bluehill® Universal Software: Top 5 FAQs

While maintaining all of the power and flexibility found in previous versions of Bluehill Software, our newest static testing software, Bluehill Universal was built from the ground up for touch interaction and boasts many advanced capabilities. With anything new, people have questions. Here are the top 5 we get, that you might also wonder!

Posted On Jun 08, 2017

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How Quick is a "QuickTest"?

As a standard feature with the new Bluehill® Universal Software, QuickTest allows operators to start testing after merely entering basic parameters in a few seconds.

Posted By Ian Kirk

 May 24, 2017

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When You Don’t Take Advantage of Software Updates

As anyone with a smartphone is aware, software developers are constantly improving their software with periodic updates for a variety of reasons. Major phone companies release updates at least once a year, and in between the major updates, they push out smaller bug fixes and patches as flaws are inevitably found in the program, application, or operating system. This same idea applies with Bluehill® Software.

Posted On Apr 13, 2017

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What Does "Touch-friendly" Software Actually Mean?

The progressive outcome of Bluehill® Universal took a consolidated effort from Instron experts, bringing together unrivaled experience and cutting-edge research. The user experience has been designed by a collaboration of members from different software teams across the world, each team representing various software products offered by Instron. This consortium has worked closely together to create a Bluehill application style that can be translated across all of Instron’s software products.

Posted By Rajiv Iyer

 Apr 03, 2017

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Micro Three-Point Bend Testing for Microelectronics

Reliability analysis of electronic packages and components is a critical step in microelectronics, as these packages are widely used in portable devices such as smartphones, tablets, laptops, etc. Studying electrical performance may not be enough, as a package’s mechanical characterization can directly or indirectly impact reliability of a finished product. Three-point bend tests are performed to understand the strength of chip packages, such as chip-on-film (COF), integrated circuits (IC), and ball grid arrays (BGAs).

Posted By Jeffrey Shaffer

 Mar 30, 2017

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Own Your Data and Results: Export Files, Import to LIMS

Accurate and repeatable test results are the most important product of a mechanical test. Properly managing these test results can be more challenging than conducting the test itself. Although there are several common data management and results reporting practices throughout the testing industry, most labs take approaches that are unique to them. In order to make it easier for all labs to take control of their test results and data, we have introduced several new exporting features with the release of Bluehill® Universal.

Posted On Mar 23, 2017

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How Important is Calibrating Materials Testing Systems?

There are many different reasons why you should calibrate your testing system. Primarily, calibration is performed to ensure that your testing system is operating within its requirements. Whether these requirements are established by law, government regulation, industry regulation, or your own company quality system, organizations have recognized the importance of calibrating systems at regular intervals.

Posted On Feb 12, 2017

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Traceability: What is it, and Why is it Important?

Let’s begin with a definition from The International Vocabulary of Metrology (VIM): Metrological Traceability is the property of a measurement result whereby the result can be related to a reference through a documented unbroken chain of calibrations, each contributing to the measurement uncertainty.