ADMET, a manufacturer of materialstesting machines, today announced that it is accepting entries from educationalinstitutions for a contest to win an eX5M Manual Mechanical Force/Stress TestingSystem.
ADMET has launched the contest to celebrate the company’s 25thanniversary and it is open to all schools of any size, including secondary schools,technical schools, colleges, and universities. The materials testing system, valuedat up to $5,000, will be equipped with a digital indicator and include the necessarygrips and fixtures for the planned application.
All entries must be received by May31; the contest winner will be announced on June 30, 2014.“We are proud to celebrate the 25th anniversary of ADMET. Our success is drivenby our dedicated team deploying our unique technology to solve material testingrequirements. We think the best way to celebrate is to provide a tool that can helpthe next generation of engineers learn about the mechanical properties ofmaterials,” says Richard Gedney, CEO, ADMET.
“We are gifting an eX5M ManualTester to a school who proposes to use the tester in a way that provides the mosteffective means of teaching students about the properties of materials andstructures.”
ADMET has been popular with educational institutions for many years due to itsquality of engineering, price point, and ease of use. The recent launch of theeX5M Education Tester was specifically aimed at the needs of educators toinstruct and demonstrate engineering concepts in a classroom setting.
The eX5M can perform a variety of tests, including tensile pull-to-break,compression, bend, adhesive peel, shear, and pull out. With these capabilities,users are able to determine a wide range of mechanical properties such asstrength, stiffness, toughness, adhesive strength, resistance to sliding, strain ratesensitivity, and ductility.
“In the last decade, we have seen a marked increase in the number of newmaterials introduced into the marketplace. We expect that trend to accelerate,making it an exciting time to be involved in new material development,” saysGedney. “ADMET’s goal with the eX5M is to provide an economical way forbudding materials scientists and engineers to learn about the mechanicalproperties of materials, thus making it more accessible to a wider group ofstudents.”