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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

AZoM Interview: 3 Challenges of Plastics Testing

Our own Richard Goshgarian, Market Manager for the Global Plastics Testing Market, talks with AZoM about the three main challenges encouraged when testing plastics.

Posted On Apr 28, 2015 12:00 PM

Contrasting Composites vs. Metals in Aerospace

Ian McEnteggart, Composites Market Manager talks with Aerospace Manufacturing on the comparison between composites and metals for aerospace design. The material properties of the two contrast greatly in their testing requirements because of their varying reactions to the same conditions.

Posted On Apr 21, 2015 10:10 AM

Stronger than Steel and more Elastic than Rubber

As we enter spring, spiders are becoming a nuisance as they make their silky homes on our patios and porches. However, not all byproducts of spiders are considered a nuisance. Not only does Spider-Man boast the super strength of spider silk, but the textile Kevlar® was developed with properties that compare to the fiber. Now, scientists have uncovered fascinating new facts about this material that offer intriguing possibilities for the future. Learn more about these discoveries and the growing repertoire of spider silk uses

Posted On Apr 27, 2012 10:10 AM

Bamboo Bikes - A "Growth" Industry

Bamboo is a natural composite material comprising cellulose fibers embedded in a lignin matrix. The cellulose fibers are aligned along the length of the bamboo providing maximum tensile strength and rigidity in that direction. Moreover, the fibers are most abundant on the outermost part of the bamboo stem while the inner part of the stem is hollow, meaning that bamboo is strong, stiff, and light.

Posted On Apr 19, 2012 10:10 AM

Testing Uncovers Titanic Mystery

In light of the 100 year anniversary of the Titanic this weekend, we're sharing a story found on

Posted On Apr 13, 2012 10:10 AM

Doing Their Part to Ensure Safety on the Playing Field

We were approached by several visitors at NPE whose companies were interested in learning more about impact testing of helmets as it relates to increased safety. Many of us that are sports enthusiasts are reading more and more about concussions and the potentially devastating effects they can have on athletes as they occur on the field – and their long-lasting effects later on in life. There is a growing urgency to enhance the safety of athletes – especially in football and hockey.

Not only are our customers focusing on safety, I found this interesting article about two high school althetes who, after witnessing a sports-related injury, decided to enter the Rhode Island Science & Engineering Fair with their findings on impact testing of head gear. I won't spoil their results, but I will mention that they went on to receive blue ribbons for their project!

Posted On Apr 10, 2012 10:10 AM

Fatigue Testing of Stents and Stent Materials

It seems we've been focusing a lot on the medical and biomaterials markets lately, but it's an industry that is growing with new techniques, standards, and more.

Posted On Apr 06, 2012 10:10 AM

What is the Buzz from Orlando?

With NPE well underway in sunny Orlando, FL, we've heard from our colleagues in the booth about the excitement and energy that's filling the 920,000 square feet of exhibiting space. Also, one note of surprise is that a lot of the attendees who stop by the booth are not aware that CEAST products are a valuable part of the Instron line.

Posted On Apr 04, 2012 10:10 AM