Category: Additive Manufacturing Testing

Rockwell Hardness Tester and Gauge

Between a Rockwell and a Hard Place: The State of Hardness Testing

Given that the Rockwell hardness tester recently celebrated its 100th anniversary, we checked in with our team to chat about both the present and future of hardness testing. … [...] Read more
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Kiosk Reliability Testing: What to Know

The coronavirus pandemic has accelerated many changes throughout the world and manufacturing is no exception. Just a decade ago, self-service kiosks were a rare sight, but they’ve steadily made their way into more and more of our everyday landscape from … [...] Read more

Equipment Spotlight: Tensile Testing Machine

Tensile Testing is a fundamental part of mechanical testing in which a sample is subjected to an applied force until failure. The most common use of a tensile test is to determine the young modulus, or modulus of elasticity, of … [...] Read more

Raising the Standards: Flex and Tensile Testing

To better support the industry, ARL has launched the first in a series of tests as part of our “Raising the Standards” initiative. Our hope is to harness the unique solutions additive manufacturing promises and raise the expectation of … [...] Read more

Why Test Your 3D Print Materials?

In our years of working in the additive manufacturing space, Austin Reliability Labs – and more generally, the TyRex Technology Family to which it belongs – has noticed an increasingly important issue within the industry. The dynamism and ever-evolving nature … [...] Read more

Key Benefits of 3D Scanning

3D Scanning is a process of digitally collecting information on the shape of an object using either white light or laser light, with collected data utilized to create three-dimensional models. Numerous varieties of 3D scanning and Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM) … [...] Read more
3D Scanning Ask the Expert

Equipment Spotlight: Hexagon Romer 3D Scanner

3D Scanning is a process of digitally collecting information on the shape of an object using a line of laser light, with collected data used to create three-dimensional models. 3D scanning can be used for product benchmarking, rapid prototyping, CAD … [...] Read more
Hardness Testing

Equipment Spotlight: Rockwell Hardness Tester

Hardness is a material’s resistance to indentation. The Rockwell hardness test method measures the permanent depth of an indentation created by a load applied to a material. Different indenters, such as diamond and ball indenters, can be used during this … [...] Read more
Tensile Testing Sherpa Shorts

Sherpa Shorts: Tensile Testing

Sherpa Shorts is our new video series featuring Martin Johnson, Executive Vice President of TyRex and additive manufacturing expert. The series is called Sherpa Shorts because like a Sherpa who leads someone up a mountain, our job is to … [...] Read more
Additive Manufacturing Testing Q&A Pt 2

Additive Manufacturing Testing Q&A – Part 2

In part two of our Additive Manufacturing Testing Q&A, Austin Reliability Labs (ARL) Reliability Engineer Ben Jones answers additional questions on additive manufacturing and the process of testing 3D printed items.   Q: What material characteristics of 3D printed … [...] Read more