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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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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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Hardness Testing

Equipment Spotlight: Rockwell Hardness Tester

Hardness is a material’s resistance to indentation. The Rockwell hardness test method measures the permanent depth of an indentation created by a load applied to a material. Different indenters, such as diamond and ball indenters, can be used during this process depending on the test material. The process of hardness testing using the Rockwell method begins with the […]

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Tensile Testing Sherpa Shorts

Sherpa Shorts: Tensile Testing

Sherpa Shorts is our new video series featuring Martin Johnson, Executive Vice President of TyRex and additive manufacturing expert. The series is called Sherpa Shorts because like a Sherpa who leads someone up a mountain, our job is to help lead you up your own 3D printing mountain. We will focus on 10 areas that […]

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Additive Manufacturing Testing Q&A Pt 2

Additive Manufacturing Testing Q&A – Part 2

In part two of our Additive Manufacturing Testing Q&A, Austin Reliability Labs (ARL) Reliability Engineer Ben Jones answers additional questions on additive manufacturing and the process of testing 3D printed items.   Q: What material characteristics of 3D printed parts are important to determine before production? Ben: “The same material characteristics that are important to […]

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Tensile Testing Ask the Expert

Tensile Testing 3D Printed Products

As additive manufacturing continues to change the manufacturing process with rapid design iterations and cost effective high volume mass-production, the same material characteristics that are important to consider during the design process remain vital to identify for 3D printed parts. Ultimate tensile strength is a test frequently used to aid in selecting a material for […]

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Additive Manufacturing Testing Q&A

Additive Manufacturing Testing Q&A

Additive manufacturing is an adaptable and cost effective way to produce a variety of parts, from one-off specialty prints to mass production projects. This manufacturing process allows for a new level of mass customization without the time delays and costs required for injection molding. However, it is vital for the process of additive manufacturing to […]

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Deployment Trajectory Test

Deployment Trajectory Test

ARL designed a customized deployment trajectory test using a high-speed video camera for a client’s satellite separation system. Read more below! At Austin Reliability Labs (ARL), we are proud to have the facilities, equipment and knowledge that allow us to perform a wide range of reliability testing to meet established benchmarks in a variety of […]

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