Key Life Testing – Accelerated Design Evaluation

March 9, 2018

Key life testing is carried out to help evaluate the design life of a vehicle component at an accelerated pace. The basis of key life testing is the determination of the anticipated real-life operating conditions for the vehicle, and then...

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Ballistics Testing

February 26, 2018

Ballistics testing is an essential part of the production of a variety of products. What is ballistics testing, what is it used for and how is it applied? What Is Ballistics Testing? Ballistics is defined as the study and science...

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NIJ Body Armor Standard and Threats Specification Now Available for Public Comment

February 23, 2018

The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) has issued draft documents for the proposed revision to NIJ Standard 0101.06, Ballistic Resistance of Body Armor, and for the proposed Threat Levels and Associated Ammunition to Test Equipment Intended to Protect U.S. Law...

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NTS Lightning Laboratory Featured on Discovery Channel

February 14, 2018

At the NTS laboratory in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, industry-leading engineers and technicians are able to generate 2.4 million volts and 250,000 amperes to test the effects of lightning on commercial products. That’s why the Discovery Channel turned to NTS, the undisputed...

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NTS Renews CBTL Approval for Medical EMC Testing

February 1, 2018

NTS Longmont is one of the few CB Testing Laboratories (CBTL) for electromagnetic compatibility in the US. NTS Longmont has long been a leader in EMC testing for medical products to the CE, FDA and JFDA specifications. The CBTL approval...

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Football Helmet Testing

January 29, 2018

CTE — a degenerative brain condition caused by repeated impacts to the head — is changing the game of football as we know it. Since the first instances of damaging plaque were uncovered during autopsies performed on former NFL players,...

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8 Updates You Need to Know for DO-160G

December 27, 2017

DO-160 outlines current Radio Technical Commission for Aeronautics (RTCA) standards for the environmental testing of avionics hardware. The RTCA published the document’s most recent update, DO-160G, in 2010. Here’s a brief overview of some of its most important changes. Section...

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Coming soon – The “Monster Machine” Massive Wave Simulator

December 11, 2017

From our underwater shot test quarry facility in Virginia to our 25 foot centrifuge in California, NTS has a tradition of “going big” when it comes to new test equipment. The engineers at our Huntsville, Alabama facility are keeping up...

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FAA Fire Testing at NTS

November 30, 2017

Fire and flammability testing is required for products used in a wide range of industries, NTS fire and flammability testing services typically fall into two categories: 1) ignition and flame spread, and 2) fire resistance. The Federal Aviation Administration calls...

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Package Testing

November 3, 2017

Package testing is a way of simulating the conditions a package can be expected to encounter during transit. In today’s increasingly global supply chains, packages and products will often cross wide geographic distances to get to market, moving through multiple...

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