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Plastics Analysis for Automotive Applications

How do we select the right material that provides the best perfomance and the highest quality? Instron recently published an article in Quality Magazine highlighting plastics testing and how it relates to Automotive applications.

Posted On Sep 21, 2016 10:26 AM

Why Measure Strain Optically?

Published in Quality Magazine, read our article on the advantages of optical strain measurement.

Posted On Sep 07, 2016 01:04 PM

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

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

What is a Texture Analyzer?

Texture analyzers have long been used exclusively by the food industry.  However, now they are showing use in other spaces.  Just what is a texture analyzer anyway?

Posted By Rob Kolmin OnJun 15, 2016 10:10 AM

Living United: Instron Honored by the United Way

The Instron Community Connection Committee (C3) was awarded by the United Way of Tri-Country at its annual recognition event for the company’s efforts in 2015. The focus of the United Way event is to acknowledge volunteers, community groups and organizations who actively support the mission of United Way.

Posted On Apr 15, 2016 01:45 PM

Quick Gripping Tips

Q: When I grip a specimen it seems that some force is already being applied. Is there a way to avoid that?

Posted On Feb 23, 2012 10:10 AM