ADMET sponsors a contest to recognize milestone

To celebrate its 25th anniversary, ADMET will donate a mechanical testing machine to a lucky school.

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ADMET (Norwood, Mass.), a manufacturer of materials testing machines, announced Feb. 27 that it is accepting entries from educational institutions for a contest to win an eX5M Manual Mechanical Force/Stress Testing System. ADMET has launched the contest to celebrate the company’s 25th anniversary and it is open to all schools of any size, including secondary schools, technical schools, colleges, and universities. The materials testing system, valued at up to $5,000, will be equipped with a digital indicator and include the necessary grips and fixtures for the planned application. All entries must be received by May 31; the contest winner will be announced on June 30, 2014.

“We are proud to celebrate the 25th anniversary of ADMET. We think the best way to celebrate is to provide a tool that can help the next generation of engineers learn about the mechanical properties of materials,” says Richard Gedney, company CEO. “We are gifting an eX5M Manual Tester to a school that proposes to use the tester in a way that provides the most effective means of teaching students about the properties of materials and structures.”

ADMET has been popular with educational institutions for many years due to its quality of engineering, price point, and ease of use. The recent launch of the eX5M Education Tester was specifically aimed at the needs of educators to instruct 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 as strength, stiffness, toughness, adhesive strength, resistance to sliding, strain rate sensitivity, and ductility.

“In the last decade, we have seen a marked increase in the number of new materials introduced into the marketplace. We expect that trend to accelerate, making it an exciting time to be involved in new material development,” says Gedney. “ADMET’s goal with the eX5M is to provide an economical way for budding materials scientists and engineers to learn about the mechanical properties of materials, thus making it more accessible to a wider group of students.”

For more information, or to download a contest application form, visit http://admet.com/contest.