Our History

  • 1933
    Instron purchased Wilson Instruments and Wolpert GmbH. Today Instron’s hardness product lines include Rockwell, micro-indentation, image analysis systems, Brinell, portable testers, and a wide range of accessories. To strengthen our commitment to providing the products and technical service to fulfill our customers’ most demanding material analysis applications, we are happy to announce that Wilson Instruments will be joining Buehler, a division of ITW and a leading manufacturer of scientific equipment and supplies for use materials analysis. This union of two ITW divisions combines brands with long histories and strong reputations of market-leading technology, material analysis support, and customer service.
  • 1996
    Instron purchased the structural testing business from Schenck Testing Systems, which expanded our portfolio of products that test automobile performance, and formed Instron Structural Testing (IST).
  • 1997
    Instron acquired Dynatup and went on to launch new models in the 8100 series of drop tower test systems. Combining the proven technologies of both Dynatup and Instron, the 8100 series is recognized as the industry standard for high-energy metals testing. The 8150 model is the largest standard drop tower manufactured, delivering 28,000 J (20,500 ft-lbs) of impact energy. In addition to drop tower testing systems, Dynatup also produces instrumented tups and fixtures for pendulum impact machines.
  • 1998
    Instron purchased SATEC Systems, Inc. Since then, Instron has developed a new line of static hydraulic universal testing machines, including the LX, DX, and KPX models, all of which utilize the powerful Instron control system. Today, the SATEC brand is known as the Industrial Series for Instron’s hydraulically powered universal materials testing machines.
  • 2008
    At the end of 2008 Instron acquired CEAST, the Italian based provider of comprehensive testing equipment for impact, rheology and thermo-mechanical properties of all polymer types. The combined experience of Dynatup and CEAST in material and structural testing markets lead to a series of developments in Instron’s impact systems, software specifications, and features, taking the best from both companies’ product lines. The result is the new CEAST 9300 series drop tower systems and the CEAST 9000 series pendulum systems.
  • 2013
    Instron acquired Tissue Growth Technologies (TGT), a premier supplier of commercial bioreactors to grow and stimulate developing tissues. TGT brings expertise with their LumeGen, CartiGen, LigaGen, CardioGen and OsteoGen technologies designed for the Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine.

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