What Is a Universal Testing Machine/Tensile Testing Machine?

From product design and development to quality control, universal testing machines are crucial to ensuring that materials and products perform as expected. This video provides an introduction to universal testing machines, explains the most basic types of materials testing performed on these systems, and discusses the important role they play in keeping us safe.

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Introduction to Instron® Universal Testing Machines

Instron universal testing machines are designed to perform tensile, compression, flex, peel, puncture, friction, and shear tests — and more. This video provides a basic introduction to using an Instron universal testing machine. You will learn the basic parts of the testing system, how to power on the machine, and the primary safety features of the equipment.

Electrical Contact Testing on a Universal Testing Machine

Universal testing systems can simultaneously measure the mechanical and electrical properties for your device.

Tensile Grip Guide

In this video, we discuss some of the key differentiators between the major tensile grip types, including manual versus powered and side action versus wedge. We cover how they work and their suitability in various testing scenarios, in addition to some recommendations for better throughput and efficiency.

Putting History to the Test

Instron joins Dr. Metin Eren and Dr. Michelle Bebber from Kent State University's Experimental Archaeology Lab to discuss the important role their Instron universal testing system plays in their innovative research.

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