Tinius Olsen Webinar – Materials Testing

9 Apr 2020
Online Webinar

IOM3 organised on behalf of Tinius Olsen

Tinius Olsen Webinar – Material Testing: What's happening in the world of multinational standards development

3pm BST

Shawn Byrd and Robert Thorpe of Tinius Olsen will be looking at developments in standards in the world of materials testing and discussing what they might mean for your business. There will be a short explanation of what the different standards (ASTM, ISO, GB etc) mean and a general overview of recent changes. 

They will then be looking at some specific examples, including within children’s clothing – what brought about the changes and how they were implemented. They will then answer questions sent in by webinar attendees before opening up the discussion for a general Q+A

People Taking Part:

Shawn Byrd

Tinius Olsen Testing Machine Company –Technical Manager ASTM -SME: Subject Material Expert, Mechanical Testing-Metals As technical manager at Tinius Olsen Shawn’s primary focus is on materials testing and the application of various standards using different testing platforms to assist in the evaluation of materials and products. Shawn has the responsibly at Tinius Olsen to ensure the personnel and internal procedures for calibration comply with and are in accordance to ISO 17025 and any other requested requirements.

Shawn is also a member of the following ASTM International Committees, A01 on Steel,Stainless Steel and related Alloys, D30 on Composite materials, C09 on Concrete and Aggregates, E28 on Mechanical Testing and F16 on Fasteners. These groups have over 1000 members combined and are responsible for over 250 standards. Shawn provides training on various platforms of mechanical testing to assist clients and students.

Shawn has been involved in testing labs in the US, UK, China, India and Singapore. 

Robert Thorpe

Tinius Olsen Testing Machine Company – Mechanical Design Engineer

Robert Thorpe is a Design Engineer for Tinius Olsen in the UK. He is responsible fort he design of grips and attachments to meet standards and custom requirements. He sits on standards Committee TC1/066/0-/02 Safety of Children's Clothing. 


Venue and booking

Event Location: 
Online Webinar
United Kingdom

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