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Posted On Dec 08, 2016

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Growth of ITW Young Professionals Network in Europe

Instron Applications Engineers Maeve Higham and Alessandro Zazzarelli sat down for an interview to share their great work for Europe’s Young Professionals Network. This newly established cohort is gathering across Europe and supporting the rising talent of Illinois Tool Works (ITW), Instron’s parent company.

Posted On Dec 04, 2016

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Today’s Biomaterials Testing and Characterization

Instron Biomedical Market Manager Elayne Gordonov recently reviewed the state of biomaterials testing and characterization with Advanced Materials & Processes (AM&P) Magazine.

Posted On Dec 01, 2016

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Gage Repeatability and Reliability: Ensuring Accurate Test Results for Measurement Systems

In a recent Quality Magazine article, Instron Applications Manager Morgan Galaznik and Biomedical Market Manager Elayne Gordonov discuss the importance of material selection when designing a GR&R study.

Posted On Dec 08, 2015

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Increase Efficiency Without Sacrificing Safety

An Instron geotextile customer was conducting materials testing nearly around the clock. They were not able to keep up with demand and were building another plant to respond to the market. The company had a positive experience with their current Instron testing system and wanted to invest in another for the new plant, but with shorter test intervals.

Posted By Denise Czerpak

 Dec 30, 2013

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Instron Year in Review

We've created a Year in Review to highlight exciting moments of 2013.

Posted By David Fry

 Dec 30, 2013

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Metals Tensile Testing Standards: ISO 6892-1, ASTM E8/8M for Strain Control

Brief introduction into some of the changes and updates to both the ISO 6892-1 and ASTM E8/8M tensile testing standards for metals and ambient temperature.

Posted On Dec 26, 2013

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Testing Metals to ASTM E8 with an Automatic Contacting Extensometer

The ASTM E8 standard describes tensile testing methods to determine yield strength, yield point elongation, tensile strength, elongation, and reduction of area for metals. It applies to metallic materials in any form: sheet, plate, wire, rod, bar, pipe, and tube.

Posted By Sarah Jastram

 Dec 12, 2013

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Energy-Controlled Impulse Testing of Shoes

Shoe and shoe material manufacturers alike must be able to prove that their products will withstand a substantial amount of wear and tear before releasing them to market. Useful in this analysis is the ability to simulate the impact of a runner on the sole of a shoe. During a typical gait cycle, these impacts can be higher than 3kN for an adult runner. In addition to controlling the load with which an impact is generated, researchers may also wish to control the energy which is generated as a result of the impact. A testing machine, which can successfully cater to these requirements, must be able to create and maintain a repeatable impact of a certain energy over a prolonged number of cycles.

Posted On Dec 27, 2012

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What is R-Value?

R-value (also known as “Plastic Strain Ratio”) is a measurement of the drawability of a sheet metal. Simply put, it measures the resistance of a material to thinning or thickening when put tension or compression. R-value is a very important material property to understand for materials that will be formed into various shapes in their end use. When testing in accordance to popular standards such as ISO 10113 or ASTM E517, R-value is required.