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Welcome to our new Instron Community Blog hosted by Instron. It is a compilation of the freshest, brightest, most-talented minds that Instron has to offer. The world of materials science is so vast and encompasses the broadest range of industries, materials, and challenges that no one person can possibly possess all the knowledge required to be the resident expert – or master of materials science. It takes a small army behind the scenes collaborating and sharing technical know-how, experiences, and ideas to present the most accurate, relevant, and timely information to you – our readers. 

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Penn State Students Receive a Behind-the-Scenes Tour

At the end of last year, Instron® mechanical engineers at our Grove City Manufacturing Facility had the privilege of hosting mechanical engineering undergraduates from Penn State Behrend School of Engineering. Their professor wanted to provide an applied learning experience, where the students could see classroom lessons in practice.

Posted On Feb 19, 2016 10:05 AM

Today’s Biomaterials Testing and Characterization

Instron Biomedical Market Manager Elayne Gordonov recently reviewed the state of biomaterials testing and characterization with Advanced Materials & Processes (AM&P) Magazine.

Posted On Dec 04, 2016 02:13 PM

Growth of ITW Young Professionals Network in Europe

Instron Applications Engineers Maeve Higham and Alessandro Zazzarelli sat down for an interview to share their great work for Europe’s Young Professionals Network. This newly established cohort is gathering across Europe and supporting the rising talent of Illinois Tool Works (ITW), Instron’s parent company.

Posted On Dec 08, 2016 10:14 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

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

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