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What Value Does ISO 9001 Add?

At Instron®, we recognize the importance and the impact of your test results.  When used in an R&D application, our equipment is helping you make business decisions about new processes or new materials.  In a QC setting, we understand that our customers sometimes use our equipment for acceptance testing on an entire lot of production material.  If the results from our equipment is not accurate, or if our equipment does not perform as expected, we understand the impact on your business.  With this understanding and our desire to exceed your expectations, Instron’s quality management system stands above our competitors.

Posted By Courtney Coyle OnAug 31, 2016 11:04 AM

Custom Fixture for Plastic Drinkware

To test true-to-use situations, leading plastics manufacturer seeks custom solution for testing plastic drinkware.

Posted On Aug 25, 2016 10:10 AM

Olympic Edge: Optimizing Athletic Equipment

With the 2016 Rio Olympics underway, Elayne Gordonov, Biomedical Market Manager, recently published an article in AM&P Magazine highlighting mechanical testing and how it relates to athletic equipment and biomaterials.

Posted On Aug 17, 2016 10:11 AM

Non-Contacting Strain Measurement Techniques in Fatigue Testing of Polymer Matrix Composites

This article presents a short investigation of the benefits of non-contact strain measurement for monitoring and control of fatigue tests on composites. Recent developments in measurement technology offer the means to effectively measure both axial and transverse strain, instantly, throughout cyclic and highly dynamic tests. Several test scenarios are examined which demonstrate potential benefits of current state-of-the-art video extensometry, for strain controlled fatigue tests on thermoplastic composites.

Posted On Aug 01, 2016 10:51 AM

Importance of Medical Packaging Standards

"The integrity of medical packaging is often evaluated with equal attention and rigor as the medical device itself, and should not be considered secondary to the device when it comes to qualification testing. Ultimately, the packaging is a vessel for the drug, device, or product and needs to contain and protect what is inside."

Posted On Aug 27, 2015 01:29 PM

An Introduction to Digital Image Correlation

The benefits of Digital Image Correlation (DIC) include measuring strain without requiring physical contact, viewing full-field data (like thousands of tiny extensometers), and not needing to know where to place the strain gauge/extensometer before a test starts. The following presentation gives an introduction to this optical technique.

Posted On Aug 24, 2015 09:28 AM

WPI Students Test ACL Graft Pretension Methods

At Worcester Polytechnic Institute's Biomedical Engineering Symposium, biomedical engineering students presented their research on anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) grafts. With an Instron electromechanical testing system, the students were able to analyze stress relaxation and creep techniques used for pretensioning before attaching ACL grafts in reconstructive surgery.

Posted On Aug 03, 2014 10:10 AM

Industry Insights Series with David Fry

Working alongside our friends at AZOM, they developed a series of engaging interviews with a few of our global colleagues. In the recent series, I was able to discuss metals testing requirements with a focus on the latest European metals standard, ISO 6892 and high precision strain measurement with the AutoX750.

Posted By David Fry OnAug 15, 2013 10:10 AM