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News & Events

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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Testing Spotlight: Ingress Testing

Home to over 22 test chambers, Austin Reliability Labs (ARL) is recognized as one of the top product reliability labs in the country. We offer 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

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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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