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As Seen In Plastics Technology

Microspec medical tubing

A Culture Built on Innovation in Medical Tubing Extrusion
Microspec was born out of innovation, and 28 years later continues to set the global standard in medical tubing by developing high-precision multi-lumen catheters—among other tubing products—by refusing to believe “it can’t be done.”

TESTING: HDT & Vicat Testers Have Increased Efficiency
Instron's new HV Series is designed to reduce workload and boost efficiency.

Instron Celebrates 70th Anniversary
Starting with a material testing prototype in an MIT lab, Instron has made its mark with innovations in testing instruments for evaluating mechanical properties of plastics and components.

TESTING: Automated Tensile and Flex Testers with Compactness and Lower Cost
Instron's new automated testers have both a smaller footprint and are much more affordable.

Sandretto’s 3D Printer Highlights MilanPlast Show
A second injection press supplier throws its hat into the 3D ring. Meantime, several Italian suppliers’ growth plans target North America.

AUXILIARIES AT NPE: More Control, Flexibility, And Efficiency
These are key trends in the many kinds of auxiliary equipment displayed at this month’s show. You’ll also see equipment designed to be virtually ‘foolproof.’

TESTING: Advanced Video Extensometer Meets Rigorous Test Standards
Instron will debut its new advanced video extensometer for strain measurement at NPE 2015.

Surgical component micro injection molded by MTD Micro Molding.

Micro Molder & Mold Maker Succeeds by Specializing
 How small is small? How small is micro? How about parts weighing as little as 0.00012 g and measuring no more than 0.038 in. (1 mm) long?

K 2010 Preview, Auxiliaries: Equipment of All Types Debuts This Month at K 2010
From materials drying, feeding, and blending to process heating/cooling, scrap reclaiming, testing, welding, and decorating—the K 2010 show this month in Dusseldorf, Germany, will have news in all categories of auxiliary equipment.

CEAST Moves Offices
WEB EXCLUSIVE: Last month, CEAST USA moved its operations from Charlotte, N.C., to the headquarters of Instron in Norwood, Mass.

Drop-Tower Impact Tester For Finished Parts

Drop-Tower Impact Tester For Finished Parts
A new drop-tower impact tester measures energy absorption and impact properties of polymers, composites, and component assemblies.

Universal Tester Is Ready To Go 'Out of the Box'
A complete "out-of-the-box" system for tension and compression testing is newly available from Instron Corp., Norwood, Mass.

New Software Upgrades Universal Testers
Armed with enhanced software drivers, a well-known series of universal testing machines reportedly allows users to develop complex testing sequences beyond the scope of standard software.

Video Extensometer Comes With Integrated Software
For mechanical testing instruments, a new non-contacting extensometer with integrated software is said to match or exceed the performance of traditional contacting extensometers.

Rheometer VTM

NPE 2006 News Wrap-Up: Testing and QC--New Lab Instruments Stress Affordability and Convenience
Thermal and mechanical testers, color and appearance sensors, vision inspection devices and CMMs—the NPE had them all in more compact, economical, and easy-to-use models.

New affordable testing package

What to See at NPE 2006:Testing and QC
There’s never been a better time to outfit your lab or QC inspectors with testing and measuring instruments.

Extensometer for Stretchy Plastics and Elastomers
A new extensometer for electromechanical testing instruments is designed to measure strain to rupture in highly extensible materials.

Universal testing machines

How to Buy Universal Testing Machines
More processors today are buyingso-called ‘universal’ testers to measure tensile, flexural, compressive, and shear properties for materials evaluation, application development, and quality control. Advanced electronics have improved these instruments’ performance and ease of use—and even led to lower prices.

Product Categories of Instron

Computer and Automation Testing Auxiliaries
Other Testing/Analysis Equipment
Physical/Mechanical Properties Testers