Additive Manufacturing Testing Service Spotlight

Additive Manufacturing Testing

More and more, prototypes as well as production parts and products are now being produced using additive manufacturing instead of traditional injection molding. With that being said, tests of these 3D printed items are essential for comprehensive product design and improvement. Physical characteristics must be determined for each material used by a 3D printer for a project, each 3D printer that uses that material, and for each orientation of the print. Additive manufacturing testing is key to provide the knowledge of how materials work and how designs can be improved for more reliable products. To that end, ARL is here to help with your additive manufacturing projects.

ARL’s Additive Manufacturing Tests include General ReliabilityDeflection, HALT/HASSShock & VibeSalt FogIEC 60529 StandardAltitudeTemperature & Humidity and UV & Solar.

While our lab has a wide range of equipment to support all of the tests listed above and more, ARL also features specific equipment to meet your additive manufacturing testing needs, including the MARK-10 ESM750S Tensile Tester. The MARK-10 Tensile Tester is a single-column force tester configurable for tension and compression measurement. Tensile Testing is a fundamental materials science test in which a sample is subjected to a controlled tension until failure. For 3D printed products, the tests performed using the MARK-10 are commonly used to select a material for an application, for quality control and to predict how a material will react under other types of forces.

So when it comes to testing your 3D printed items, think of ARL for your additive manufacturing testing needs. Contact our staff today and let us determine the most appropriate testing profile for your product.

Our lab can fully test your 3D printed items for the following:

  • Ultimate Tensile Strength
  • Yield Point
  • Young’s Modulus
  • Failure at Bend
  • Failure at Compression
  • Coefficient of Friction
  • Aging
  • Deflection
  • Creep
  • Shear
  • Hardness
  • Surface Texture
  • 3D Scanning
  • 3D Metrology

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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.