Category: Reliability Testing

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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

Testing Spotlight: Fluids Testing

The use cases that require fluids testing can be as fluid as the test subjects themselves. To help us unpack where this specific part of the testing industry is heading, we chatted with our Reliability Lab Manager, Tom Sneath. … [...] Read more
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Temperature Testing: Can Your Product Defeat the Heat?

Temperature is a stress that almost every product experiences – and some products experience more temperature stress than others. Ever consider the surface temperature of electronics sitting on the dashboard of your car during the heat of summer? Would 170°F … [...] Read more
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Vibration Testing: Tell Me Where It Hurts

We have all heard the story of a guy who goes to his doctor and says, “It hurts when I do this,” and the doctor tells him to stop doing that. Well that might work for the guy, but not … [...] Read more