For over 70 years, Instron has supplied more than 75,000 testing systems to the world’s leading manufacturers, and educational, scientific, and research institutions. Instron customers range from start-ups to 96% of the world’s largest manufacturing companies according to Fortune’s 100 list. Instron’s ubiquity in the research, engineering, and scientific community is demonstrated by being referenced in over 18,000 worldwide patents by thousands of different companies. While it is not possible to share many of our customer stories due to non-disclosure agreements, the following companies have offered to share their experience in choosing Instron as a partner.
SMTL at Princess of Wales Hospital in Bridgend Wales, encountered a problem with their Instron 3345 system that was testing PPE for the staff at the hospital. They had a temporary fix, but the system wasn’t stable enough for the continuous testing of medical gloves that the hospital needed to keep their healthcare workers safe during the escalating COVID-19 crisis.
In November 2016, TÜV SÜD Czech opened its new DYCOT (Dynamic Component Testing) development laboratory in Mlada Boleslav. At the heart of the new testing center is an acceleration sled supplied by Instron, which simulates crash situations. Read more about how the Instron CSA is significant to meet present and future challenges in the automotive sector.
Realtest GmbH, based in Blaubeuren, Germany, is an independent company offering advanced test and measuring technologies. The company conducts experimental fatigue life verification on components, assemblies and structures according to customer specifications. Read more about how Instrons Software helps to meet these requirements.
With its new development center in Shanghai, ZF has extended its development competences in the Chinese and Asiatic markets, thus being able to respond to specific market challenges more quickly. One of the highlights in the new development center is the Hydropuls® axle test rig. Read more about how ZF is using the Hydropuls® axle test rig to expand their markets.
One of the main tests INNOPROOF - a German start-up company - specializes in is breast implant testing: this test can be demanding on dynamic testing machines because it is a load-control requirement, while operating on a very compliant specimen - this requires good controller performance and a large actuator stroke. Find out how the ElectroPuls solved this challenge.
Mechanical testing tissue microstructure is becoming an increasingly active area of research, especially in oncology. Investigating the mechanical properties of the microenvironment is key to creating a biomechanical model of tumor growth. Learn how the ElectroPuls helped to achieve this.
Baowu Steel Group
Long-term mechanical property of materials under variable frequency and amplitude will be a trend in the future. For traditional servo-hydraulic machine, its frequency range is too small, the maintenance costs is higher and also too much noisy when running. And also if we want to do the fatigue test of ultra thin steels, traditional electromagnetic resonance high-frequency fatigue testing machines are found difficult to dither. Both challenges urge us to find new solutions.
One of the challenges the bioMMeda lab - focused on biofluid, tissue, and solid mechanics for medical applications - faces is the need for flexible testing equipment that enables a multitude of tests in order to validate model simulations. The testing lab requires testing specimens in unique positions and orientations, in addition to testing at non-ambient temperatures and in fluid baths to simulate conditions in the human body. Learn how they overcame these challenges.
With an increasing demand from customers and new regulatory requirements that spanned across the globe, Samyang Biopharm needed an automated solution to remove the external factors that no longer suited their needs as a lab. See the changes they made with automation.