Environmental Testing Ask the Expert

Sherpa Shorts: Environmental Testing

ARL performs a wide range of environmental testing (also known as climatic testing) to verify that your part or product can withstand harsh environmental conditions it may encounter. When creating a 3D printed part or product, it’s vital to consider the environment that the part will need to function in. Different types of filament have unique properties that are necessary to consider during the design and development process. Does the material need to be UV-stable in order to be used outdoors? Will the appearance of the product show signs of deterioration in color or strength from solar radiation? Could humidity and moisture cause a part to warp and lose its functionality?

In our latest Sherpa Shorts video, Executive Vice President of TyRex and additive manufacturing expert Martin Johnson discusses the importance of environmental testing of materials, designs, and production choices during the process of developing a 3D printed part or product.

Check out our latest Sherpa Shorts video on Environmental Testing below!


For additional information on how we can help with all your additive manufacturing needs, please feel free to contact our team for testing, our sister company SabeRex for production, or TekRex for design and development.

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About ARL

Recognized as one of the top product reliability labs in the country with a unique balance of testing, consulting and on-site staffing services, Austin Reliability Labs (ARL) is a place where we recognize the hard work and passion that goes into the design and development of your product and want to find any problems in an effort to perfect it. We also understand a reputation is something that builds over time, so we focus on establishing long-term partnerships with each of our clients. With that in mind, we not only specialize in writing and developing all of the tests that we perform, but, unlike other labs, we provide pass / fail reports on all of our tests and decipher the results for you in order to maximize your product’s success. In addition to our on-site staffing and consulting services, ARL’s full array of reliability testing services include: HALT / HASS, Battery Life Tests, Qualification Tests, Environmental Tests, Mechanical Tests, Additive Manufacturing Tests and Custom Tests.

We believe quality is infused by finding every flaw in a product and methodically removing each one until the product shines. As a result, only a thorough, comprehensive reliability test program, as provided by ARL, will allow a product to emerge that will earn or maintain an unsullied and clean brand reputation.