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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.

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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 parking lots to grocery stores and beyond. This is in large part due to the

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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 standards that define them, our Chief Technology Officer Larry Legler gives us the dirt on dust

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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 of Antarctica for well over a decade now. These stations not only measure the weather and

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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 as we prepare for 2021. Be sure to click on each TyRex Technology Family snow globe

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Built to Last

How do you ensure your company survives 3 recessions and a global pandemic? You make sure it’s built to last from the very foundation. TyRex began in a small cubicle in 1995. Founded by John Bosch, Jr. and Andrew Cooper, with the dream of building a world-class organization that, founded on sound business and ethical

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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 bit, well, foggy. To unpack the uses of salt fog tests and how ARL conducts

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ARL’s Dinosaur Mascot – the Andrewsarchus

Austin Reliability Labs is one arm of the TyRex Technology Family – the group of companies collectively provide any manufacturer the services they need to go from prototype to full production, including reliability testing. Along with shared company values, a forward-thinking vision binds the TyRex companies together and the “evolution” of manufacturing and product development

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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. Tom’s passion for fluids testing began over two decades ago and has taken him to companies

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Ask the Expert: Shock and Vibration Testing

We recently spoke with our Reliability Lab Manager, Tom Sneath, who gave us an in depth look into shock and vibration testing: what it is, why use it, and when to use it.   What is Shock and Vibration Testing?  Vibration testing, like most reliability tests, recreates in a short amount of time a lifetime

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