Matt Spiret

In 2009, ISO 6892-1 included stricter requirements for strain rates and more detailed guidance on how to achieve target strain rates. The implementation of these updates, along with how they could benefit your lab's test regime, were commonly misunderstood. ISO 6892-1:2016 provides clearer guidance with the introduction of Method A1 and Method A2. Join this webinar, with Matthew Spiret, to learn more about the changes to the standard and how they could affect your test lab.

An Introduction to Digital Image Correlation for New Product Development

Elayne SchneebacherIanM

Explore Digital Image Correlation (DIC) Software for testing composites in the automotive industry and testing medical devices for new product development. DIC is an optical technique, which compares images of a tested specimen’s surface by generating full-field strain and displacement maps. Instron experts will demonstrate practical applications of DIC, including analyzing advanced strain characteristics and cracks not visible to the unaided eye, even on irregularly-shaped specimen.


Pendulum Impact Testing: Tips & Tricks

Stephanie Williams

Discover techniques and aids to perform a test correctly and safely. Acquire knowledge on variables that cause unreliable test data and discuss ways to get repeatable data while improving variability and improving efficiency.


HDT Testing Improving Laboratory Efficiency

Learn more about HDT-Vicat testing. Discover techniques and aids to perform a test correctly and safely. Acquire knowledge on variables that cause unreliable test data and discuss ways to improve test efficiency. 

Effectively Searching, Analyzing and Sharing your Test Results

Elena Mangano

Whether you use an Instron for quality control, research, or new product development, having the right tools to analyze your test results is key. Imagine all of your Bluehill® test results in one robust and scalable database, accessible in seconds for quick spot-checks and trend analysis. Instron’s TrendTracker™ gives you this and more with easy-to-use search, display, and visualization tools to get you jump started on your analysis.

Introduction to Melt Flow Testing


Learn how and when to use a melt flow tester for your lab. Discuss test standards and procedures for melt flow testing. Determine ways to perform a test and get repeatable data while reducing variability. 

Basic Concepts of Polymer Rheology


Get introduced to concepts of rheology, viscosity and flow behavior of polymer materials. Learn techniques used to measure the flow properties of polymers. Understand how these concepts will help in achieving high quality finished plastic products. 

Product Life Cycle Support: 4500 Series Electromechanical Testing Systems

Frank Lio

Instron 4500 Systems are transitioning into Phase 4 – After Market/Best Efforts. Learn what this means for your lab and how to plan for the ultimate evolution of your testing system including pending changes, risks, and recommendations on how to move forward, such as trade-ups to newer technology and retrofits.

The 3 Challenges in Plastics Testing - Impact, Melt Flow, & HDT


In 2011, the plastics testing standards for Melt flow testing were updated to include more strict tolerances on temperature accuracy & calibration, whereas the HDT-VST testing standards now include alternative methods for the liquid baths. Watch this webinar with Shalmalee Vaidya to gather this useful information and also learn what could be the key factors that affect your MFI/HDT/VST/Impact results.

New Economical Fully-Automated Testing System

Lorenzo MajnoSuzanne Delemos-Williams

Everyone in the materials business knows that Quality Control requires constant testing. This testing can involve repetitive work, results that can be operator-dependent, safety issues, and ergonomic issues – to name a few. These reasons, along with many others, are increasing the demand for automated testing. Instron has recently developed a new member of its “Automation Continuum Family” – the AT3 Cartesian system. The AT3 is targeted primarily at plastics, but has the capability to handle other rigid tensile or flex specimens – for fully-automated testing with specimen identification, measurement, test initiation, testing, and disposal. In this presentation, Lorenzo Majno and Suzanne Delemos-Williams will discuss the Automation Continuum and focus on the new AT3 automated testing system – its features, advantages, benefits, and return on investment.

OvercomIng Challenges & PerceptIons of BI-AxIal TestIng for BIomedIcal ApplIcatIons

Elena ManganoElayne Schneebacher

Our Application Specialists discuss the common challenges associated with dual-axis testing and, through application-specific examples, will help uncover that torsion testing is not that scary after all.

Advanced Applications In Rheology

Ilaria Di Rienzo

As the second session of a two-webinar series based on advanced rheology testing, this webinar focuses on: 

  • Injection moulding processes and simulations
  • Advanced characterization of molten materials in capillary rheometers
  • Solutions for capillary rheology applications

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Matt Spiret

In 2009, the primary metals tensile testing standards were updated to include more strict requirements for strain rates and more detailed guidance on how to achieve target strain rates. The implementation of these updates, along with how they could benefit your laboratory's test regime, is commonly misunderstood. Watch this webinar, with Matt Spiret, to learn more about the implications of how strain rate control will benefit you.

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Advanced Polymer AnalysIs

Ilaria Di Rienzo

Are you a plastics manufacturer? Do you need to know the real material behavior during various plastics processing techniques? Then this webinar is for you. 

  • Brief recap of the fundamentals of rheology testing
  • Polymer melt theory
  • Advanced analysis of molten polymers
  • Capillary rheology as a QC and R&D tool
This is the first session of two webinars based on Advanced Rheology Testing. The Advanced Applications in Rheology Testing webinar is coming soon.

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How to EffIcIently Search, Analyze, and Share Test Data

Parasar Kodati

Do you have the right tools to analyze your test data and make decisions for your operations? Imagine all your test results in one robust and scalable database available to answer your questions in seconds. 

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FunctIonal TestIng and DesIgn ValIdatIon

Parasar Kodati

Testing products and components in a way that mimics their functional use is one of the most effective ways of ensuring quality while optimizing the product cost. Learn about how the newly redesigned TestProfiler module in Bluehill™ 3 testing software can help you:

  • Easily generate cyclical & conditional loading patterns in a way that precisely meets your testing requirements
  • Use the same test method to run different variations of a test by making simple choices at the test operation stage
  • Automate a test sequence by integrating external sensors and actuators with cross head motion

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AutomatIon – The Next Level of ProductIvIty and ConsIstency

Lorenzo MajnoSuzanne Delemos-Williams

Quality Assurance/Quality Control of material manufacturing processes often involve a large amount of mechanical testing – tensile and flex primarily. These tests are well defined by standards and demand a high level of consistency. They are also time-consuming and repetitive. Learn ways to help lab managers and technicians/operators identify pain points, experience solutions for improved efficiency and better use of skilled labor, and identify the truths of automated materials testing.

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Challenges of Rebar TestIng

Jeff Shaffter

Jeff Shaffer, Instron Product Manager & Application Specialist for the Industrial Products Group, presented a webinar to discuss rebar testing challenges and the impact to your testing program resulting from construction growth expectations. Jeff covered testing requirements related to product and testing standards including ASTM A370, A615, A706, A955, A1034; ISO 6935-2, 15630-1, 15835-1, 15835-2; and AC 133, CTM 670, as well as ways to improve testing efficiency and throughput while enhancing operator safety.

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The Fundamentals of Rheology TestIng

Ilaria Di Rienzo

Injection moulding, extrusion, film blowing, and blow moulding all have one thing in common: they use fluid polymer to form a product or component. This means that knowing the flow properties of a polymer is a critical component in developing polymer processing techniques and determining melt processability. Rheology tests measure these flow properties and provide information about how a fluid behaves when influenced by various mechanical stresses. Learn the basics of rheology and why it can be a critical component in a polymer testing laboratory.

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The Fundamentals of Melt Flow TestIng

Ilaria Di Rienzo

Melt Flow systems measure the ease of flow of a melted polymer. Despite being a relatively simple test, there are several variations on the testing procedure, and a number of factors that can influence the Melt Flow Rate (MFR) and Melt Flow Volume (MFV) results. During this webinar, you'll learn the basics of Melt Flow Testing and why it is an important part of a polymer laboratory.

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Challenges In PIpe and Tube TestIng

Mike Boyd

In addition to the increased demand for Oil Country Tubular Goods (OCTG), global product standards pertaining to pipe and tube testing — including ANSI/API Spec 5L, ISO 3183:2012, ISO 6892-1:2009, ASTM A370, and ASTM E8M — are evolving to facilitate global standardization, which creates a challenge for pipe and tube manufacturers. Michael Boyd, Business Development Manager for the Industrial Products Group discusses these challenges and possible solutions.

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Challenges In PlastIcs TestIng

Rich Goshgarian

Are you aware of the recent changes to various international standards? It is important to ensure that your system and test procedures are still compliant. Also, did you know that one of the most common causes for labs producing inconsistent results is due to differing interpretations of these standards?

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DIgItal Image CorrelatIon

Dan Bailey

Dan Bailey, PhD, Instron Product Manager for Digital Image Correlation (DIC), hosted or presented a webinar to discuss this well-established optical technique that compares images of a tested specimen’s surface to generate full-field strain and displacement maps.

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