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!