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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 By Sarah Jastram OnDec 12, 2013 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

A New Long-Term Bypass Solution

Today, heart disease is so common that it’s a fair statement to make that you or someone you know has been affected by this illness. It’s estimated that more than 17 million people around the world lose their lives to heart disease every year, according to the World Health Organization. And in the US alone, more than 500,000 of those patients undergo bypass surgery. Most surgeons will “borrow” blood vessels from another part of the patient, such as the mammary artery or saphenous vein; another option is to use a prosthetic graft material. Tissue Engineering will soon provide the superior option, replacement parts made from the patient’s own cells.

Posted On Jun 14, 2013 10:10 AM

Google for Test Results

There are many situations where we need to analyze test results, not just from one sample file, but results that are spread across different sample files that were tested at different times with slight differences in setup or calculations.

Posted On Jun 14, 2013 10:10 AM

Question from a Customer

Q: Do you have the necessary equipment and expertise to adjust and verify Instron equipment to accuracy levels demanded by national and international standards such as ISO and ASTM? Do your verification/calibration certificates report measurement uncertainty for each measurement taken?

Posted On Jun 14, 2013 10:10 AM

Analysis at Every Stage of the Plastics Lifecycle

In their April Issue, Plastics Engineering has shared insight on Instron’s investment of analysis for every stage in the plastics lifecycle. As Instron develops new products, a heavy emphasis is being placed on improving efficiency and increasing production without sacrificing quality. Automation, among other things, helps to remove manual errors and in turn, provide more consistency and repeatability.

Posted On Apr 25, 2013 10:10 AM

Industry Insights Series with Marco Bronzoni

Working alongside our friends at AZOM, they developed a series of engaging interviews with a few of our global colleagues. The first in the series features Marco Bronzoni, Instron Product Manager and Market Manager (CEAST division), where they discuss rheology systems and the importance of thermoplastic testing.

Posted On Feb 07, 2013 10:10 AM

Simulating a Physiological Environment

In the biomedical world, testing at body temperature and mimicking fatigue felt over time is crucial to ensure the longevity of medical devices. When Director of Medical Devices and Biomaterials Jim Ritchey was at MD&M East, he demonstrated how the BioBox and ElectroPuls help with this need for practical solutions:

Posted On Feb 01, 2013 10:10 AM