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March 27, 2007

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Knight Mechanical Testing Selects MTS for Biomedical Testing Systems

Eden Prairie, Minn. – March 27, 2007 – MTS Systems Corporation (NASDAQ: MTSC) today announced a contract with Knight Mechanical Testing to provide multiple servohydraulic testing systems for a broad array of biomedical testing applications. The systems, which include four Model 810 load frames, FlexTest® GT controls, and a SilentFloTM hydraulic power unit, will be deployed at Knight’s Fort Wayne, Indiana contract test lab to perform testing of implants, instruments, and other medical devices.

“We chose MTS for their high-performance test equipment, decades of testing expertise and superior service and support organization, said Kevin Knight, president of Knight Mechanical Testing. “These new systems will enhance our ability to provide our customers with the meaningful, high-quality test data they need for successfully pursuing medical product approval, production and continued development. Though we focus on serving the growing medical device industry, the Model 810 load frames with the FlexTest GT controls give us the flexibility to serve the wide mix of customers in our region, from automotive to orthopaedic.”

Knight Mechanical Testing is a state-of-the-art contract test lab that focuses on fatigue and static testing of implants, instruments, and other medical devices per ASTM and ISO standards. With extensive OEM laboratory experience, Knight’s full-service test staff has the knowledge and capability to meet a full spectrum of mechanical test requirements, and provide expert support for the design and fabrication of a broad range of specialty fixturing.

“We are delighted to count Knight Mechanical Testing among our growing base of biomedical testing customers,” said Luther Johnson, MTS Bionix product manager. “Manufacturers and developers worldwide rely on MTS testing solutions to shorten development cycles, improve quality control processes, and ensure regulatory compliance for a variety of biomedical products, including orthopaedic devices, biomaterials, medical devices, and medical packaging and consumables.”

About MTS Systems Corporation
MTS Systems Corporation is a leading global supplier of test systems and industrial position sensors. The Company’s testing hardware, software, and service solutions help customers accelerate and improve their design, development, and manufacturing processes and are used for determining the mechanical behavior of materials, products and structures. MTS’ high-performance position sensors enhance control to improve the productivity and safety of fixed and mobile industrial equipment. MTS had 1,510 employees and revenue of $397 million for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2006. Additional information on MTS can be found on the worldwide web at