Are You Considering Purchasing a 10 kN Test Machine like the Instron 34TM-10 or the Instron 68TM-10?

Get the best value in 10 kN test systems!

Why you should consider TestResources instead:


34TM-10 or 68TM-10


140 or 311

Force Capacity 10 kN (2250 lbf)

10 kN (2250 lbf)

10 kN (2250 lbf)

Frame Styles
(affects test space,
versatility and the
footprint of the machine)

Dual column

 Dual column

Vertical Test Space

 2 size options

 Unlimited size options

Horizontal Test Space

 420 mm (16.5 in)

 up to 1220 mm (48 in)


We encourage you to compare us against your Instron quote, you will be pleasantly surprised with the price difference.

TestResources, Inc. products and services are not endorsed by, affiliated with or sponsored by Instron Corporation. Instron® is a registered trademark owned by Illinois Tool Works, Inc. Specifications are from Instron's website in 2021 and are subject to interpretation and change. If you have any questions about Instron's specification you should contact them to confirm specifications.

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You Get to Optimize Your Specs and Budget

Get exactly what you need without paying for features you will never use!

You get to optimize your system with different combinations of force, velocity and displacement configurations, including budget. You no longer have to pay for things that you will never need or use because those features come 'standard' with the mass-produced machines. Thanks to our modular design you have the power and flexibility to design and build a complete system that fits your unique application and budget. 

Software with Industry-Leading Flexibility

10 kN universal test machineJust like our machines, our software allows you to buy exactly what you need. From performance testing to specialized applications, you can do it all! Newton Test Machine controls allow you to:

Buy what you need when you need it

Add features and capabilities both now and in the future

From basic static tests to multichannel fatigue

Customize your test reports

Choose from 190+ pre-configured solutions to meet your specifications and budget.

See how our software compares

This Is How We Are Different

If you are looking for an affordable alternative to Instron you have come to the right place

We Do Business Differently

While the big guys are set up to mass-produce cookie-cutter test machines on a 'one-size-fits-all' basis our business is set up to provide custom solutions that are made to order. That's just what we do. Our business model utilizes a modular design, that we like to call 'Smart Design,' which enables us to inexpensively build a machine to your exact specification. Without sacrificing quality!

We Give You the Flexibility to Buy Only What You Need

We help you configure your test system with the functionality and features you want, at a price you can afford. This industry-leading approach gives you the freedom of choice, the power to control your budget and the security for future growth.

We Keep Our Expenses Low and Pass the Savings on to You

Our number one priority is to provide quality solutions that are also budget-friendly. Being cheaper was not exactly our goal... it just kinda happened that way. As a privately owned business, we understand that money doesn't grow on trees and budgets can be tight. We make every business decision with that in mind. We don't spend a bunch of money on salesmen that go door to door trying to sell machines. We don't splurge on big expensive office buildings with cafeterias and fitness centers. And we don't spend a bunch of money on fancy sales materials or advertising.


Here are the top reasons leading organizations and universities around the world are choosing TestResources:

Instron 10 kN Comparison 

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Expert Application Engineers

After thousands of applications in over 40 countries, we have seen a thing or two. Our application engineers have experience in all things testing. When you work with us, you get the best engineers to solve your testing challenges. That's just what we do.

Expansive Product Portfolio

While other companies offer a select few options, while we have a wide variety of solutions for all your testing needs. With our large number of standard products and a massive number of modular sub-assemblies, we can tweak an existing design quickly and economically. We have thousands of products and we are continuously adding new products based on our customer's needs.


With over 20 years of providing service around the world we have it figured out. TestResources is recognized globally for delivering reliable, low maintenance and budget-friendly solutions. It all starts with well-designed products and the right people. TestConnect, included as part of our Newton test machine controls support toolset, delivers powerful communication capabilities that bring our most experienced support engineers even closer to your organization and operators. Secure online screen share connection technology enables us to provide you with fast and straightforward technical support when you need it. TestConnect reduces wait times, shortens support times and saves you money.

What Our Customers Have to Say

We value our customers just as much as they value us. Leading organizations and universities around the world trust TestResources’ quality, versatile and affordable test machines. Our machines help determine the quality of products for a diverse clientele, ranging from aerospace exploration to medical innovation. From the big-names to start-ups, we provide creative solutions for every testing need.


“I am familiar with Instron, and you have really impressed me. You have the same quality and technical expertise as your big competitors, without the high cost.”

Professor and proud owner of 6 TestResources machines*

“I just wanted to say thank you to the rep at Testresources for helping me through the process and whittling down exactly what I needed. I feel like I have a much better sense of how my testing equipment will help me and my team engineer better products.”

Test Engineer *

TestResources, Inc. products and services are not endorsed by, affiliated with or sponsored by Instron Corporation. Instron® is a registered trademark owned by Illinois Tool Works, Inc.