- When: Thursday, July 19, 2022
- Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm (New York) / 15:00pm - 16:00pm (GMT)
- Cost: Free to Attend
- Registration: Register to attend the webinar
When physically testing a material or component, the ability to apply load to a test specimen is important—but having the ability to apply that load correctly is just as crucial. Grip & Fixture selection can make or break a test, as an incorrectly gripped specimen will yield invalid results. For a test to work, the test system needs to properly interface with its specimen.
In addition to the repeatability and consistency of the test system, one should make certain that
- Grips and fixtures do not allow the specimen to slip,
- The specimen does not move, wiggle, shake or wobble during the test, and
- See to it that all operators fixture the specimen the exact same way every time.
This webinar will focus on the importance that grip and fixture selection has on your test results, as well as some of the most commonly used grips and fixtures and applications they’re used in. We’ll also briefly touch on custom- and 3D-printed grips & fixtures.
This will be held virtually via GoToWebinar and is free to attend.
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Webinar course outline:
- Critical Elements of Repeatability and Consistency
- Importance of Grips & Fixtures in Testing
- Which Grip/Fixture to Use & Why
- Compression Testing Grips, Plate and Probes
- Tensile Testing Grips and Fixtures
- Custom and 3D printed Grips & Fixtures
Register to attend Grips & Fixtures used on Force & Torque Testers webinar
Mecmesin webinar: Fundamentals of compression testing
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Force and torque testing methods used to assess the quality and performance of syringes
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Mecmesin webinar: T-Peel (adhesion strength) testing
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Testing of chemicals and adhesives
Chemicals, adhesives and coatings play a crucial role in almost every area of our lives, so testing their performance is vital. If they are designed to peel, they should do so consistently and predictably. If they are designed not to fail, then their behaviour before and at failure, in adhesion and cohesion, also matter.
Testing gels and hydrocolloids
Gels and hydrocolloids such as agar, gelatin, xanthan and guar gum, etc. are widely used in the food, cosmetics/personal care, and medical/pharmaceutical industries. Mecmesin force and torque testing systems are used to precisely quantify textural characteristics such as gel strength, elasticity and rupture force, which are all key to controlling the function and quality of these ingredients.
Mecmesin webinar: Tensile testing: Basics, tips and trends
Join us on Wednesday 14th October for our free webinar “Tensile Testing: Basics, Tips and Trends”. Aimed at a foundation knowledge level, we will be looking at the importance of pull or tensile testing in everyday life and the methods and solutions used by manufacturers to ensure safety and quality.
Mecmesin OmniTest machine demo by the Duchess of Sussex at University of Chichester Tech Park opening
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex officially opened the University of Chichester’s new Engineering and Digital Technology Park on 3rd October 2018. Part of the tour of the £35million development, based at the Bognor Regis campus, was a visit to the Department of Engineering and Design. The laboratory features several Mecmesin force measurement machines, notably a 50 kN OmniTest Universal Testing Machine (UTM); a state-of-the-art software-controlled materials testing system.
Mecmesin Ltd, global leader in force and torque test and measurement, acquired by Battery Ventures
Mecmesin, a 41 year old British company specialising in the design and manufacture of force and torque testing equipment for quality control, has been acquired by PPT Holdings, a Battery Ventures company. Battery Ventures is a global investment firm focused on technology and innovation worldwide that has raised $6.9 billion since inception.
Mecmesin sponsors Millais School through the Learning Partnership
Mecmesin is sponsoring Millais School in Horsham, for the Race For The Line challenge run through The Learning Partnership. The initiative is intended to inspire tomorrow's engineers and scientists with a national competition involving around 70,000 students.
Siemens includes Mecmesin design for the new SE 2019 release
Mecmesin’s ABC-t Automated Bottle Closure Tester featured as the lead case study in the launch of Siemens Solid Edge 2019 3D CAD software at the PLM Connections event in Phoenix, Arizona. Tools available with SE out of the box are able to perform the Finite Element Analysis and volumetric calculations necessary to avoid having to manufacture expensive prototype parts.
Testing food packaging - quality assurance questions and answers
The packaging of food presents a unique challenge in the sector due to the conflicting objective requirements of functionality and legislation and the subjective, emotional and sensory judgement of aesthetics, ease of use and ultimately the product contained.
Testing beauty product packaging – ensuring functionality and form
Beauty may be more than skin deep, however brand reputation and loyalty in this market can very much depend on the outer packaging - failure to open, inform, dispense or re-seal with the expected qualities, may discourage the customer from experiencing the product within. For such a design-led industry, guaranteeing optimum functionality and form requires quantifiable test methods to measure these attributes.
Methods of force and torque testing for food packaging quality
Packaging solutions for food are incredibly diverse; in all aspects of physical design, mechanical function and aesthetic appeal. Their purpose is more straightforward: be safe, secure, yet easy to open, close or reliably re-seal; dispense cleanly and efficiently; minimise loss and waste; maximise shelf life; be cost-effective to manufacture and ultimately recycle or dispose of. Add to that, the consumer desire for attractive and innovative new designs, and the straightforward ultimate purpose can become quite involved in terms of meeting each individual challenge.
Mecmesin white paper: Force testing in medical tubing
Plastic medical tubing is central to the provision of effective health care in the 21st century. It is essential for the delivery of blood, nutrients and gases to the patient, and for the execution of minimally invasive surgical procedures such as cardiac angioplasty, which have proliferated widely over recent years. This article examines four force testing procedures for plastic medical tubing and explores the benefits and methodological considerations of each.
Mecmesin celebrates 40 years of testing packaging to perfection
The importance of visually-appealing packaging is obvious, but just as important are the quality, functionality and integrity of the utilised materials for consumer confidence and brand reputation. We caught up with Declan Tierney, Sales Director at Mecmesin, to learn about the key role their equipment plays in ensuring your packaging stands up to the test.
Motor-driven torque testing systems
Mecmesin can offer torque test stands to suit any requirement, from higher-torque PC-controlled systems, to touch-screen testers suited to production areas, high-precision torque testers, and more basic motorised stands for flexible use with a digital gauge and torque sensor.
Universal testing machine range (0.5 - 5 kN)
Mecmesin offers a wide range of universal testing machines (UTM) for tension and compression testing. At the top end, our MultiTest-i systems are driven by the powerful Emperor™ control and analysis software on a separate PC, while our production-level testers in the MultiTest-xt series offer touch-screen ease of use and rapid processing. All of these systems give fully programmed control and accurate, repeatable testing, with test libraries for instant recall.
Universal testing machine range (10 - 50 kN)
Mecmesin offers a wide range of universal testing machines (UTM) for tension and compression testing, including high loading for larger containers and packaging. At the top end, our MultiTest-i systems are driven by the powerful Emperor™ control and analysis software on a separate PC, while our production-level testers in the MultiTest-xt series offer touch-screen ease of use and rapid processing.
Mecmesin announces ‘Helixa’ precision torque tester
New from Mecmesin, the Helixa precision torque tester has been designed for achieving precise alignment when using the most sensitive torque sensors. It is a significant development in the torque testing of medical devices. Designers and engineers of the smallest rotary controls, the lightest springs, the finest bearings, and the most precise rotating connectors are already adopting the Helixa for its leading-edge features.
Mecmesin announces new friction, peel and tear tester
Leading testing instruments manufacturer Mecmesin has introduced its latest model, the FPT-H1 horizontal friction peel and tear tester. Designed for ease of use and supplied pre-programmed for all the main industry standard friction-testing methods for plastic films, paper and board. With fixtures also for peel and tear testing, it is ideally suited to the packaging industry, and for manufacturers, converters and users of sheet materials.
- Jo Webb
- Company News
- Created 12 Jul 2022
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