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Steel Reinforcement Bar: A Tensile Testing Guide

Jeff Shaffer, Manager of Product Marketing and Management for the Instron® Industrial Products Group, talks with Advanced Materials & Processes (AM&P) about how critical understanding the basics of tensile testing is to ensure product quality of steel reinforcing bar, or rebar.

Posted On Jul 28, 2015 12:30 PM

Updates to Metals Testing Standards

Discover how and why recent updates to testing standards for metals, including ISO 6892-1 and ASTM E8/8M, have occurred for measuring strain.

Posted On Jul 01, 2015 01:00 PM

Additive Manufacturing Contest at the SAMPE Seattle Conference

A 57.15 mm tall and .0193 kg vertical support column withstood 4413.9 pound force at the SAMPE Seattle 2014 Conference, where Instron provided a 5969 Dual Column Testing System for the Student Additive Manufacturing Contest.

Posted On Jul 28, 2014 10:10 AM

Looking for Ways to Keep Bent Test Specimens Securely Aligned?

Gripping bent specimens is challenging, but there are a few things you do. One, flatten the tabs with a small press prior to inserting into normal grip jaws meant for flat specimens. Two, use a combination of convex and concave grip jaws to eliminate the need to flatten the specimens. Three, use a set of dual side-acting grips that will basically flatten the ends when the grips are closed.

Posted On Jul 18, 2014 10:10 AM

Concerned about Fatigue Specimens Overheating?

Fatigue testing of composite materials is becoming increasingly important as they find use in a wider range of critical structural applications with the expectation of long service life. It is now widely recognized that these materials do accumulate damage over long periods of cyclic loading, even if the failure mode and mechanisms are radically different to conventional metallic fatigue.

Posted On Jul 17, 2014 10:10 AM

Being a Female Engineer at Instron

Mechanical Project Engineer Audrey Briodeau-Line speaks with the Women's Engineering Society about working at Instron in the male-dominated engineering industry. The article tells Audrey's story of working at Instron, beginning while at an engineering university in France. In discussing her career choices, she reveals the benefits of being a female engineer, especially in a company like Instron that provides assistance for women.

Posted On Jul 07, 2014 10:10 AM