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Tinius Olsen at Arab Lab 2015, Dubai PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 25 March 2015 02:05

Tinius Olsen Regional Sales Manager Tahir Naseer is representing Tinius Olsen Ltd in Arab Lab 2015. For the first time in the history of Arab Lab, Tinius Olsen has put an independent booth. Before this the booth was shared with our Saudi distributor Sigma. Arab Lab 2015, a major attraction for visitor from across the Middle East region, was opened on 23rd March 2015 at Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Centre and will be concluding on 26th March 2015.



















Tinius Olsen booth is well equipped with all range of machines & equipment. On display are Compression tester and Marshall Apparatus from Civil Engineering, Universal Hardness Tester, the very famous model of Melt Indexers, MP1200; and brand new 5ST, benchtop tension compression testing machine.







3D Printed Products Testing PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 27 February 2015 03:41


3D printing has evolved from science fiction to science fact and promises to be an exciting and rapidly expanding market. 3D printing enables engineers to check the fit of different parts long before they commit to costly production; architects to show detailed and relatively low-cost scale models to their clients; and, perhaps most exciting, allows medical professionals to handle full-size, 3D objects printed from 3D scan data. There are also a wide range of educational uses. To date such products include automobiles, trainers, jewellery, plastic toys, coffee makers, and all sorts of plastic bottles, packaging and containers. Some dental labs have been using 3D printers to help create appliances for use in the creation of crowns, bridges and temporaries.

3D printing (also called Additive Manufacturing) uses successive layers of material which are laid down under computer control. The term's original sense refers to processes that sequentially deposit material onto a powder bed with inkjet printer heads. More recently the term’s meaning of the term has expanded to encompass a wider variety of techniques such as extrusion and sintering based processes and can use polymers or metals as the printed product.

As 3D products are becoming more common, one concern rises from the strength of the finished product and its ability to withstand tensile, compression, or impact forces of the real world applications. These properties are especially critical when they involve medical applications. To address this concern,  a recent start-up company has taken the proverbial bull by the horns and invested in an impact tester,  Tinius Olsen model  IT504, to ensure that the products they print can withstand the impact of daily life.

Tinius Olsen in MDM West 2015 PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 12 February 2015 03:19


Tinius Olsen Regional Sales Manager for Eastern United States, Mr. Kevin Gerow along with Western Hemisphere Regional Manager, Mr. John Kraus is representing Tinius Olsen in MDM West Trade Show at Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California USA from 10th to 12th February 2015. This show also marks 30th Anniversary of Medtech Innovation.

Tinius Olsen booth is equipped with MP1200, brand new 5ST Machine and Horizon software and HMC Controller, which is a highly appreciated unit by the crowd. You can catch these machines live in action by Tinius Olsen people in our booth# 2485.


How foam testing helps Automotive Companies PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 27 February 2015 03:31

Foams are widely used in the automotive industry to prevent injuries to passengers in the event of a collision. The use of foamed material results in a significant improvement in the passive safety of the vehicle, owing to their excellent energy absorption and dissipation properties. Additionally, they are relatively cheap and allow great design flexibility, as they can be easily modeled in complex geometric parts. Typical applications include door panels, instrument panels, armrest, inserts, glove box, seat backs, pillars, consoles, knee bolsters, water shields, air ducts and boot covers.


 Benefits of foam in automotive applications:

  • Product flexibility
  • Wide thickness range
  • Flame retardant characteristics
  • High property values at low densities
  • Special vacuum forming and press moulding characteristics
  • Thermal Stability

Foam being an integral part of human safety needs to be of efficient quality to sustain the damages. Compressive strength of foam is the most important factor which determines the sustainability of foam. One of the global players from eastern America has recently started using the Tinius Olsen H5KT machine to test the compressive strength of foams.



PlastIndia 2015 PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 06 February 2015 04:11



Tinius Olsen with its Indian Distributor Aimil Ltd exhibits in the PlastIndia 2015 Show, February 5-10, 2015 at Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India. You can stop by the Tinius Olsen Booth # A08, our Regional Sales Manager for India, Mr. Sangwon Ryu, and Aimil Team will be happy to answer technical and application questions and demonstrate the Tinius Olsen equipment on display.


Tinius Olsen has a recently launched model 5ST tensile tester, complete with an advanced Video Extensometer, and a model MP1200 melt indexer, all connected to Tinius Olsen's powerful Horizon data analysis software. PlastIndia 2015 is the first time that the new model 5ST is being displayed and demonstrated. This 5kN (1,000lbf) electromechanical tensile testing machine has advanced test control features, with several interface options, several unique features such as local pneumatic ports for grip operation, Bluetooth capabilities and multiple T-slot channels in the frame for simple accessory mounting. Be sure to stop by the Tinius Olsen booth (A08) and see the equipment for yourself.




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