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Is This the Next Generation of Smartphone Cases?

In ASM International’s recent article, the publication discusses an exciting development happening at Yale University. The team researching mechanical engineering and materials science is in the middle of refining technology that may someday soon be in mass production.

Posted On Jan 21, 2015 12:00 AM

Grip it Right

Gripping a specimen correctly is important if you want to acquire accurate test data. To most test operators, this is second nature.

Posted On Jan 31, 2012 10:10 AM

Predicting the Properties of Virtual Materials

Historically, the properties of any new material have had to be determined empirically. It can take many years to transition a material from discovery to a commercial product, which is too slow, given the range of urgent problems that advanced materials can help us solve.

Posted On Jan 31, 2012 10:10 AM

Question from a Customer

Q. What is a “Virtual Measurement”?

A. Materials testing software uses two types of measurements to provide results or input for result calculations; physical measurements and virtual measurements.

Posted On Jan 31, 2012 10:10 AM

Creation of a New Generation of Testing Instruments: Part 2

Last week, we introduced a little bit of history into our blog by discussing the need to develop a testing instrument that could accurately test the new thermoplastic material of parachutes back in the 1940's .... Below, we finish the conversation by talking about the technology developed more than 50 years ago.

Posted On Jan 24, 2012 10:10 AM

Creation of a New Generation of Testing Instruments

Not too long ago, Joe Amaral presented at the ASTM week on the creation of testing systems and how Instron came to be. Taking his generous synopsis, I've broken it down into 2 parts. We'd enjoy hearing from you and your first experience testing on a system.

Posted On Jan 19, 2012 10:10 AM

Tennis and Composites – What’s the Connection?

Can you imagine playing tennis with a heavy wooden racquet? Well, back in the 14th century, when the first tennis racquets were used, this is exactly what players had to use. With a limited “sweet spot” and a heavier weight overall, these racquets were cumbersome to use

Posted On Jan 06, 2012 10:10 AM