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3D Printer Impact Testing

Verifying 3D Printers through Impact Testing

At ARL, we’ve written at length about the importance of testing your 3D printed products, usually from an end-use perspective. In this case, however, we’re focusing on how 3D print testing can be used to validate and verify … [...] Read more
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The Methods and Nuance of Failure Analysis

The world of reliability testing is full of terms that are both self-explanatory and yet also nuanced. Failure analysis is at the top of that list – as the name suggests, this family of tests involves bringing a product to … [...] Read more
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Tests Made Interesting: Keyboard Tester

Every test plan should reflect their product’s uniqueness. Austin Reliability Labs understands that different products require different types of reliability testing which is why our testing experts work closely with our clients to create a test plan that best serves … [...] Read more
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Don’t Drop the Ball, Do a Drop Test

We’ve all been there before, excited to receive a package only to find it completely smashed in transit and the product broken before we even got a chance to use it. Odds are the manufacturer did not do their fair … [...] Read more
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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
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Dust Ingress Testing: What to Know

If you have ever wondered about the difference between the terms “dust-proof” and “dust-resistant” then you have wondered about ingress protection, an aspect of reliability testing defined by the IP Code. To help us understand these terms and the … [...] Read more

ARL Brings Antarctica to Austin

The images conjured up when you think of Austin, Texas, seldom include penguins and glaciers, but that’s precisely what’s on the mind of engineer Ronald Ross of Austin-based Polar66.  Ross creates complex weather stations that have dotted the moonscapes … [...] Read more

TyRex Technology Family Best of 2020

While 2020 may not be anyone’s favorite year, it has proved that the TyRex Technology Family is Built to Last. We had a lot of great moments this year so it’s time to take a look back at our accomplishments … [...] Read more

Salt Fog Testing

Salt fog or salt spray testing is the most commonly used corrosion test, and one performed often by ARL. Despite its straightforward name and protocols, some of the specific details around salt fog testing and its applications can be a … [...] Read more