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Smithers adds high load universal testing machine to Akron testing laboratory

Smithers announces the addition of an Instron 5985 universal testing system to its materials physical testing laboratory in Akron, OH.
The machine offers expanded testing capabilities and parameters for tensile, compression, bend, peel, shear, tear and cyclic tests. Its high-force load frame has a load capacity up to 250 kN and vertical test space of 1,430 millimeters (56.3 inches).

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Smithers adds business development manager for product testing

Smithers announces the hire of Christine Bythewood to the role of business development manager for product testing.
In her new role, Bythewood will direct and support business development efforts for the Smithers product testing laboratories in Akron, OH, and Lansing, MI. She will connect clients to durability and performance testing for a wide variety of products and components.

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