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Reliability Testing in the Commercial Space Industry

Reliability Lab Manager Tom Sneath sat down to share the challenges the commercial space industry faces today based on his experience working for companies such as Blue Origin and satellite launch provider, Firefly. Later we’ll discuss some of the critical tests ARL performs for those in aerospace or commercial space. More than any other industry, the commercial

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Interview with Tom Sneath

Recently ARL added Tom Sneath, a new reliability test manager, to its staff. We sat down with Tom to get to know him better. Tom, welcome to the TyRex Technology Family. Tom, welcome to the TyRex Technology Family. We’d like to get to know you a little, so first, where’d you grow up? How long

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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 a material. These test results are used for material selection, quality control and for predicting

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Why ARL is Built to Last

Home to over 22 test chambers, Austin Reliability Labs (ARL) is recognized as one of the top product reliability labs in the country with a unique balance of testing, consulting and on-site staffing services. Our expert team will help evaluate your qualification and reliability test plan to make sure the tests you’re running are the best for your unique product

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Can your product survive delivery? Save your products with package testing.

ARL’s package testing ensures your product arrives the way it shipped. Mechanics have been around since the first hominid started using stone tools. It is a complex, detail-oriented science, and it takes knowledgeable, detail-oriented people to properly test. At ARL we have years of experience in Mechanical Testing and can help you isolate problems or verify

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Ask The Expert: Why Test For Reliability?

This “Bathtub Curve” represents the failure rate throughout a product’s lifetime. Without proper testing and evaluation of your products, they can fault, resulting in a product recall or failure in the field. Quality is infused by finding every flaw in a product and methodically removing each one until the product shines. Only a thorough, comprehensive

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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 certainty and reliability to the levels of traditional manufacturing. To celebrate this new initiative, we’ll be

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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 of the industry that provides so much promise has led to an issue of consistency

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Vibration Testing Ask the Expert

Electrodynamic vs Hydraulic Shakers: Which is best for your product?

Vibration testing is useful in designing high-quality, cost-effective products and shipping containers by accurately measuring sensitivity to sine or random vibrations. This testing is beneficial during product design, regulatory qualification, and production, helping to determine what degree items can physically and functionally withstand forces encountered in handling, transportation and service environments. Two different types of shakers

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ARL Receives Community Citizenship Award at TyRex Founders Day 2019

At the first of every business year, the entire TyRex Technology Family celebrates its birthday with the annual Founders Day Birthday Celebration. Special guests, family members and every TyRex employee gathered yet again in 2019 to honor employees, catch up on all the exciting programs the TyRex companies have continued to develop, and to reaffirm the

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