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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 Rob Kolmin

 Jun 15, 2016

What is a Texture Analyzer?

Texture analyzers have long been used exclusively by the food industry.  However, now they are showing use in other spaces.  Just what is a texture analyzer anyway?

Posted On Jun 03, 2015

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Women in the Plastics Industry: Elena Mangano

We are proud to share the British Plastics & Rubber interview with our own Elena Mangano, Market Development Specialist. In their new series, Women in Plastics, they take a look at her career path:

Posted On Jun 01, 2015

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Digital Image Correlation for Measuring Full-field Strain and Displacement

With Digital Image Correlation (DIC) on the rise to measure full-field strain and displacement, Instron talks with Advanced Materials & Processes (AM&P) on this optical technique.

Posted On Jun 27, 2014

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Challenges of Rebar Testing

The following presentation provides an overview of recent changes and challenges facing rebar manufacturers, suppliers, and consumers when testing the properties of this durable material.

Posted On Jun 25, 2014

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Composites on the Move

Composites are now a broad and well-established family of materials, but industry press releases frequently discuss “new and exciting” developments and opportunities. It should be remembered that there has been a commercial market in high performance, structural composites for well over 30 years, and European automotive manufacturers have made considerable use of lower performance glass fiber reinforced polyester (GFRP) bodywork since the 1950s.

Posted On Jun 23, 2014

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Reducing Variablity in Plastics Testing

Although you may be testing to specifications that would allow you to comply with international standards, many factors can cause variability in your plastics testing results. The following presentation provides a summary of the most common explanations for test data variability, including specimen alignment and method setup:

Posted On Jun 22, 2014

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Instron Awarded by the United Way

We are proud to announce that our Community Connection Committee (C3) has been awarded the Campaign Coordinator Award for the fourth year in a row by the United Way of Tri-County. This honor is in recognition of a successful 2013 United Way Campaign to advance the local community through service and support.

Posted On Jun 13, 2014

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Webinar Archive Hosts Recordings

Instron live webinars provide the opportunity to hear updates from experts on industry news and testing techniques. If you happen to miss the webinars, our library hosts the recordings.

Posted On Jun 11, 2014

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Plastics Testing: Increasing Laboratory Efficiency & Throughput

The following presentation suggests ways that laboratories can operate more efficiently when testing plastics, including improving set up times and methods.

Posted On Jun 10, 2014

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Reminder to Not Let Your Standards Slip

You most likely understand the importance of regularly calibrating your testing and measuring equipment and making sure it is maintained to the highest standards to ensure the data that you capture is as accurate as possible. But do you regularly review your testing standards?