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What the FOD? Foreign Object Debris Testing at NTS

October 24, 2017

“As defined in AC 150/5210-24, Foreign Object Debris (FOD) Management, FOD is any object, live or not, located in an inappropriate location in the airport environment that has the capacity to injure airport or air carrier personnel and damage aircraft.”...

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What Happens When Lightning Strikes a Plane?

September 29, 2017

Any electronic component is potentially susceptible to lightning damage. As sophisticated navigation and communication systems come to play a larger role in maintaining safe flight operations, lightning testing is an increasingly important part of quality control for both military contractors...

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One Year and Counting for our Colorado Environmental Lab!

September 19, 2017

It’s been a whole year since we welcomed our Longmont West location to the NTS family! Have you checked out the testing capabilities offered at our Colorado environmental and mechanical testing lab?  Check out the shakers like the one below,...

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Increasing Vibration Capabilities in Boxborough, MA

September 18, 2017

The already extensive dynamics testing capabilities at our Boxborough, MA location are about to get even better! We are eagerly awaiting the arrival of our new Unholtz Dickie T2000 – 3 – PB. This new shaker has a 3 inch...

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Essentials of Random Vibration and Shock Testing Training in Massachusetts

September 14, 2017

Join us in Boxborough, MA as we host the Equipment Reliability Institute for their “Essentials of Random Vibration and Shock” testing course. Learn the essentials of random vibration and shock testing with hands-on demonstrations! Who is this course for? This...

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Lightning Protection of Wind Turbines

September 12, 2017

Over the past decade, we’ve all watched the world’s energy markets shift towards cleaner, alternative sources. Technological advancements in renewable industries like wind, solar, and tidal, have enabled us to make these potential solutions a reality. As research and development...

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Love that muddy water? Slurry Testing at NTS Detroit

August 16, 2017

Slurry testing is a specialty at NTS Detroit testing laboratory. It is a great way to gauge the durability of products at the risk of failure due to various environmental operating conditions. Commonly used in the automotive industry to test...

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Review of the 2017 IPC Reliability Forum

August 16, 2017

The IPC held their inaugural Reliability Forum this April in Chicago and by all accounts, the event was a resounding success! NTS participated along side other industry experts from raw material and equipment suppliers, PCB fabricators, contract manufacturers and OEMs....

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EMC Essentials Training at NTS Longmont, CO Testing Laboratory

July 25, 2017

Learn how to design electronic products to comply with electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) requirements at the NTS Longmont, CO EMC test laboratory. This short course is a unique blend of theory, application and demonstration. Besides the excellent book, EMI Troubleshooting Cookbook...

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Non-Destructive Evaluations

July 19, 2017

Non-destructive evaluations (NDEs) are a critical first step in the failure analysis of a product or component. NDE testing looks closely at a device under test without altering it in any permanent way. This is the fastest and most economical...

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