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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 additive manufacturing equipment.   Challenge   SabeRex, Austin Reliability Lab’s sister company, wanted to evaluate a 3D printer they were considering purchasing.    Process   Austin Reliability Labs and its other sister

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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 failure (or near to failure), and then determining the root behind the failure. While this

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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 the product while being appropriate, useful, and comprehensive. Sometimes, there’s not a ready-to-use testing method

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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 share of drop testing to ensure their packaging would survive the rough world of transit.

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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.

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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

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

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

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