ASTM D3410 - Measuring the Compressive Strength of Polymer Matrix Composites
6800 Series Premier Testing Systems Brochure
Instron 6800 Series Universal Testing Systems provide unparalleled accuracy and reliability. Built on a patent-pending Operator Protect system architecture with an all-new Smart-Close Air Kit and Collision Mitigation features, the 6800 Series makes materials testing simpler, smarter, and safer than ever before.
Composites Testing Brochure
Instron’s universal testing machines are designed to perform the most common types of testing used in the composites industry, including but not limited to in-plane tensile, through thickness tensile, interlaminar shear, compression in end, shear, or combined loading, and compression after impact.
Bluehill Universal Brochure
Bluehill Universal Software is built from the ground-up for touch interaction and an intuitive user experience. Discover simpler and smarter testing with features such as pre-loaded test methods, QuickTest in seconds, enhanced data exporting: and Instron Connect – a new feature that provides a direct communication link to Service. Users of previous versions of software such as Bluehill 2 and Bluehill 3 can easily upgrade to the newest version of Bluehill.
Composites Test Fixtures - Compression
Instron offers several fixtures for the compression testing of composites without anti-buckling guide plates. This is often the preferred way of testing composites, as the free unsupported gauge length is more representative of true compression behavior.