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Posted By Francesca Pinto

 Jan 17, 2022

Melt Flow Series Family

Manual or Automatic Melt Flow Index Testers

Melt flow index testers come in all shapes and sizes, from completely manual machines to largely automatic solutions. Here we look at the main benefits of combining manual and automatic features within the same plastic melt flow index tester solution.

Posted By Francesca Pinto

 Jan 05, 2022

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5 steps to selecting hammers for your pendulum impact testing machine

The hammer is a critical component of a pendulum impact testing machine. There is now a wide range of hammers to choose from, covering a broad energy spectrum. Selecting the correct device is key to ensuring repeatable pendulum hammer impact test results. Here are some key considerations and features to look out for to maximize efficiency, safety and accuracy.

Posted By Francesca Pinto

 Nov 24, 2021

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How is an Impact Drop Tower used in Testing Automotive Parts

Why Impact Testing is Important to Automotive Manufacturing With safety being a major priority in the automotive sector, it is vital that manufacturers have accurate information about how automotive components will perform under different conditions. Impact resistance is one of the most important properties for parts designers to consider, as well as the most difficult to quantify. Estimating the performance of a material directly benefits the production costs and improves the value of the final product.

Posted By Francesca Pinto

 Oct 27, 2021

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Wedge Peel Impact Test on Adhesives

ISO 11343 is a standardized Wedge Peel Impact test method used to measure the resistance of high-strength structural adhesives. 

Posted By Francesca Pinto

 Oct 01, 2021

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Pendulum Impact Testing Machine or Drop Tower

How to choose the correct Impact Testing Equipment for the application

Posted On Aug 23, 2021

Component Test Plate Video

Product Spotlight: Component Test Plate

In this video Instron Applications Engineer, Sammi Sadler, discusses a variety of ways the component test plate can be used to increase the versatility of your single and dual column universal testing systems. The component test plate is a drilled and tapped metal plate that gets mounted to the base of the testing frame. The entire surface is covered by an array of M6 threaded holes that make it ideal for performing tensile, compression, flexure, peel, and puncture testing on components and end products. It's also commonly used to mount standard and custom grips and fixtures off-center.

Posted By Francesca Pinto

 Jul 19, 2021

9450 with origami structure

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.