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What adhesive is so strong that it sets wet? That's right: naturally produced oyster glue.
Chemist Jonathan Wilker from Purdue University focuses his research on this cement that allows oysters to attach to surfaces and each other, even throughout storms.
Aug 21, 2014 10:10 AM
Nitinol wire is a superelastic alloy with unique shape-memory properties that render it especially useful for a variety of different applications across industries. As nitinol requires a great deal of motion and flexibility in its applications, mechanical testing of nitinol must reach very high fatigue strains.
Sarah Jastram OnAug 13, 2014 10:10 AM
Consumer Reports sought to test LG's G Flex smartphone, which claims to bend to life's curves. The material properties of rigid plastic, aluminum, and glass typically are used in mobile devices, and one might assume they would be difficult to bend.
Aug 07, 2014 10:10 AM
Whether you use bathroom scales, digital kitchen scales, spring scales – or any other measuring instrument, for that matter – you know the importance of zeroing it before it’s used. Failure to do so results in a shift in weight and thus, an incorrect reading on the scale. Now let’s think about the load cell in your testing system, which is just like a scale …
Elena Mangano OnAug 05, 2014 10:10 AM
Q. What is the Best Way to Grip Thin-walled Steel Tubes for Tension Testing?
Aug 04, 2014 10:10 AM
At Worcester Polytechnic Institute's Biomedical Engineering Symposium, biomedical engineering students presented their research on anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) grafts. With an Instron electromechanical testing system, the students were able to analyze stress relaxation and creep techniques used for pretensioning before attaching ACL grafts in reconstructive surgery.
Aug 03, 2014 10:10 AM
Some of our customers are frustrated when they experience slippage of their strain gauge extensometers. Close examination of their extensometer knife-edges often reveals wear that has rounded the edge, increasing the likelihood of slippage.
Aug 01, 2014 10:10 AM
Working alongside our friends at AZOM, they developed a series of engaging interviews with a few of our global colleagues. In the recent series, I was able to discuss metals testing requirements with a focus on the latest European metals standard, ISO 6892 and high precision strain measurement with the AutoX750.
David Fry OnAug 15, 2013 10:10 AM