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Why 2018 Is the Year to Buy Capital Equipment

In early 2018, the United States Congress passed the first major tax reform since 1986, reducing the corporate tax rate from 35% to 21%. Find out why this is good news for businesses looking to purchase capital equipment this year.

Posted On May 07, 2018 10:49 AM

When You Don’t Take Advantage of Software Updates

As anyone with a smartphone is aware, software developers are constantly improving their software with periodic updates for a variety of reasons. Major phone companies release updates at least once a year, and in between the major updates, they push out smaller bug fixes and patches as flaws are inevitably found in the program, application, or operating system. This same idea applies with Bluehill® Software.

Posted By Ian Kirk OnMay 24, 2017 10:32 AM

Have You Thought About The Implications If The Material for Airbags Responds Poorly?

Fulfilling the requirements of industry standards and being competitive on the market are keys to success in the automotive sector. In the automotive industry, design and performance are equally important. A manufacturer of car interiors contacted Instron® to check the quality of leather used to cover airbags, including its behavior after sunlight and climate changes. Estimating the performance of a material covering airbags involves many factors around costs and benefits.

Posted On May 28, 2015 03:30 PM

ComplianceBuilder: Electronic Documentation for FDA

Instron understands that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requires biomedical testing results generated through software to comply with 21 CFR Part 11. Knowing this, Instron provides ComplianceBuilder as a solution to manage your electric records. Xybion, creator of ComplianceBuilder, discusses its features.

Posted By Elayne Schneebacher OnMay 15, 2014 10:10 AM

Wedge Action Grips: Which is Moving?

Wedge action grips are a very popular choice for gripping high-strength materials, such as metals and composites, because the strong clamping force ensures that specimen slippage is eliminated. All wedge grips work by multiplying a relatively small input force into a higher clamping force. In all wedge grips, the opening and closing of the jaw faces are achieved by the relative motion between the grip body and the jaw faces. However, there are two distinct wedge grip designs – “moving jaw face” and “moving grip body”. Their difference lies in which component is kept stationary and which is moving.

Posted By Janice Tan OnMay 12, 2014 10:10 AM

Posted On May 08, 2013 10:10 AM