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Posted By Erica Deserti

 Jan 29, 2024

Bluehill Impact Pendulum

Bluehill Impact for Pendulum

The software at a glance

Posted By Nick Erickson

 Jun 23, 2023

Residual Seal Force Testing with AT2 Automated XY Stage

Mechanical Testing in the Biomedical Industry

The biomedical device industry is growing, driving demand for mechanical testing equipment. Manufacturers have had to scale their production to meet the rising demand for medical consumables and safety equipment, which tripled during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Posted By Nick Erickson

 Jun 12, 2023

Cobot Testing Auto Injectors

5 Steps to Effective Mechanical Testing Automation for Biomedical Labs in CDMOs

The production of auto-disable (AD) safe-injection devices is a core activity for many contract development and manufacturing organizations (CDMOs). Mechanical testing assesses the safety and efficacy of AD syringes before they go to market. With the AD device industry set to grow to over $13.3 billion by 2028, laboratories within CDMOs will perform more tests more frequently. Here we look at how cobot-based systems can help these labs cope with growing workloads by maximizing repeatability and efficiency.

Posted By Andrea Incardona

 Jan 30, 2023

Person performing test with Drop Tower

Ductile to Brittle Transition Temperature

How to achieve optimal accuracy and throughput with a drop weight impact testing machine 

Posted By Francesca Pinto

 Oct 03, 2022

pendulum impact tester with specimen dispenser

Top 5 Considerations When Selecting a Pendulum Impact Testing Machine

Most critical factors to look out for when selecting pendulum impact test equipment

Posted By Nick Erickson

 Jun 29, 2022

Spring Testing with Automated XY Stage

Top Benefits of Semi-Automation for Materials Testing

Learn how a semi-automated testing system can help labs achieve improved throughput, efficiency, repeatability, and safety.

Posted By Nick Erickson

 Jun 03, 2022

Specimen Protect Video

How To Decrease Variability in Test Results with Specimen Protect

Specimen Protect is a feature of 6800 Series universal testing systems and system retrofits that limits unwanted forces applied to the specimen during loading.

Posted By Francesca Pinto

 May 04, 2022

Drop weight impact test Bluehill Impact

Drop Weight Impact Test: Top Tips for Accurate Results

Drop weight impact test calculations measure the toughness of polymers and composites used in many automotive and aerospace applications. Ensuring that these calculations are as accurate as possible is critical. 

Posted By Nick Erickson

 Apr 18, 2022

AutoX750 Automatic Contacting Extensometer

Alignment Tips for the AutoX750 Extensometer

Alignment Tips for the AutoX750 Extensometer The AutoX750 automatic contacting extensometer is simultaneously capable of long travel, fast setup, reliable positioning, and sub-micron precision. For all its capabilities, it is still a complex machine requiring careful setup and maintenance. Different lab conditions may call for it to be repositioned or moved, which will require the AutoX750 to be realigned. If you’re thinking about doing this yourself, then this guide is for you.

Posted By Nick Erickson

 Mar 15, 2022

Three Jaw Chuck Video

Using a 3-Jaw Chuck for Materials Testing

In this video Instron Applications Engineer, Charlie Pryor, discusses how a 3-jaw chuck is a useful accessory to have in the lab for compression, tensile, torsion, rigidity, and tack testing applications. Compatible with Instron MT torsion testers, universal testing machines, and the torsion add-on, the 3-jaw chuck can be used to mount a variety of attachments, including probes, screwdriver bits, custom-made adapters, and can even be used to clamp directly onto specimens.

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

 Oct 01, 2021

impact pendulum charpy specimen

Pendulum Impact Testing Machine or Drop Tower

How to choose the correct Impact Testing Equipment for the application