Composites Solutions for Mechanical Testing

Instron, a leading provider of testing equipment solutions designed to evaluate mechanical properties of materials and components, announces our new Composites team. Lead by Composites Marketing Managers Ian McEnteggart and Lorenzo Majno, this team specializes in composites solutions for mechanical testing. Areas of solutions for mechanical testing include: static, dynamic, impact, rheological, software, and services; all of which meet the demands of ASTM, ISO, AITM, Boeing, and other international standards.

Composite materials show a wide range of behaviors and are often challenging to test as tensile and compression testing properties are sensitive to gripping and alignment. Instron's high-precision, stiff and robust testing frames are built to withstand repeated shock loads from composite specimen failures while maintaining the highest levels of alignment demanded by the aerospace industry using adjustable AlignPRO(TM) alignment fixtures.

Another area Instron expertise is in determining the properties of composite materials over a range of temperatures. This demands accurate control of the specimen temperature along with grips and fixtures that perform reliably at various temperature settings and are easy to use. Instron provides temperature chambers, grips, test fixtures, and extensometers for testing over a range of temperatures from -70 to +250º C (-94 to +392º F). The testing systems are designed to make switching from a test performed at room temperature to a test performed at a specific temperature as well as changing the test type a quick and simple operation.

For further insight into composites testing for aerospace, wind energy, automotive, sporting equipment, biomedical, and many other applications, contact: or

About Instron®

Instron is a leading provider of test equipment for the material and structural testing markets. A global company providing single-source convenience, Instron manufactures and services products used to test the mechanical properties and performances of various materials, components and structures in a wide array of environments.

Instron systems evaluate materials ranging from the most fragile filament to advanced high-strength alloys, providing customers with comprehensive solutions for all their research, quality and service-life testing requirements. Additionally, Instron offers a broad range of service capabilities, including assistance with laboratory management, calibration expertise and customer training.

For more information, contact Instron, 825 University Ave, Norwood, MA 02062, USA. Toll-free: 1-800-564-8378; Fax: 1-781-575-5725; Email: or visit our website at


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