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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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Raising the Standards: Flex and Tensile Testing

To better support the industry, ARL has launched the first in a series of tests as part of our “Raising the Standards” initiative. Our hope is to harness the unique solutions additive manufacturing promises and raise the expectation of certainty and reliability to the levels of traditional manufacturing. To celebrate this new initiative, we’ll be

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Why Test Your 3D Print Materials?

In our years of working in the additive manufacturing space, Austin Reliability Labs – and more generally, the TyRex Technology Family to which it belongs – has noticed an increasingly important issue within the industry. The dynamism and ever-evolving nature of the industry that provides so much promise has led to an issue of consistency

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Vibration Testing Ask the Expert

Electrodynamic vs Hydraulic Shakers: Which is best for your product?

Vibration testing is useful in designing high-quality, cost-effective products and shipping containers by accurately measuring sensitivity to sine or random vibrations. This testing is beneficial during product design, regulatory qualification, and production, helping to determine what degree items can physically and functionally withstand forces encountered in handling, transportation and service environments. Two different types of shakers

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ARL Receives Community Citizenship Award at TyRex Founders Day 2019

At the first of every business year, the entire TyRex Technology Family celebrates its birthday with the annual Founders Day Birthday Celebration. Special guests, family members and every TyRex employee gathered yet again in 2019 to honor employees, catch up on all the exciting programs the TyRex companies have continued to develop, and to reaffirm the

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Battery Testing Q&A Ask The Expert

Battery Testing Q&A

Accelerated Battery Testing consists of repeated charge/discharge cycles under controlled conditions. Multiple samples are tested in several different environments in order to provide confidence in charge times, capacity and stability. This process identifies capacity loss as well as other possible weaknesses in the battery cell/pack, allowing you to bring battery technologies to market quickly and cost-effectively.

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Custom Vibration Test

Custom Vibration Test

Austin Reliability Labs (ARL) recently designed a custom vibration test, combining our expertise in mechanical, environmental and additive manufacturing testing to help a client during the product development process. ARL devised this test for a 3D printed auto part printed using three different materials and techniques. After printing, our team submerged each part in chemicals

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Key Benefits of 3D Scanning

3D Scanning is a process of digitally collecting information on the shape of an object using either white light or laser light, with collected data utilized to create three-dimensional models. Numerous varieties of 3D scanning and Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM) technology exist, including stationary 3D scanners, handheld 3D scanners and arm-based 3D scanners. Why utilize 3D

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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

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3D Scanning Ask the Expert

Equipment Spotlight: Hexagon Romer 3D Scanner

3D Scanning is a process of digitally collecting information on the shape of an object using a line of laser light, with collected data used to create three-dimensional models. 3D scanning can be used for product benchmarking, rapid prototyping, CAD to part comparison, reverse engineering, point-cloud inspection, virtual assembly, quality control processes, and additive manufacturing. The

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