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Modeling of Ordnance-Induced Pyrotechnic Shock Testing

August 1, 2016

Authors: Logan McLeod and Santina Tatum Design of an ordnance-induced pyrotechnic shock test to meet a specific acceleration based Shock Response Spectrum (SRS) test requirement for a given test article has traditionally been an empirical process. Based on experience, the...

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Explicit Finite Element Modeling Capability Enables Pyrotechnic Shock Test Design at NTS

May 17, 2016

For our customers in the space launch industry the requirement to perform pyrotechnic shock testing in the course of qualifying major subsystems and critical components of a space craft or payload is often a daunting prospect. This is due to...

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Testing to the Extreme: NTS Designs and Builds Custom Pneumatic Test Setups in Support of Customers’ R&D Needs

May 15, 2016

NTS Santa Clarita is home to our largest pneumatics test capabilities. The pneumatics test facilities are designed to conduct testing of air flow, pressure and temperature management subsystems and components requiring compressed air in a controlled environment. Other environments which...

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Q & A: Do I need a fixture for vibration testing?

April 13, 2016

Question: One of the Qualification test requirements for my product includes vibration testing. Do I need to provide a test fixture in order to perform the vibration test? Answer: The primary purpose of a vibration test fixture is to adapt the service...

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Vibration Fixture Basics

March 30, 2016

By Randall Cobb, P.E.  Inside Sales Manager, NTS Detroit. Vibration testing is a necessary part of many programs, and there are a wide variety of vibration types, but the one thing every test has in common is that the energy...

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Breaking Ground at NTS Chicago!

March 1, 2016

We are pleased to announce that work has started on NTS Chicago’s new facility in Mount Prospect, Illinois. Opening this summer, the new location will accommodate the aggressive expansion of our capabilities to include advanced electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) testing, additional...

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Ensuring the Reliability of Products with Environmental Stress Screening

November 23, 2015

ESS is a series of tests aimed at the identification of potential manufacturing flaws. By utilizing more intense versions of temperature and vibration test methods, ESS is able to accelerate failure at weak points. This allows manufacturers eliminate units more...

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NTS is now in Orlando, Florida!

August 12, 2015

We are pleased to announce that Qualtest of Orlando, Florida is now NTS Orlando! Qualtest was established in 1986 and is an internationally accredited, full-service testing provider with two testing facilities in the greater-Orlando area. The environmental facility offers an...

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For Airplanes, It’s One Test After Another

May 5, 2015

Aerospace engineers and everyday passengers alike have confidence when getting on an airliner that it’s safe to fly. But few people actually appreciate all the testing that goes into ensuring their airplane can withstand many different conditions and events that...

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Extreme Cold Testing

January 8, 2015

  Environmental testing has been a major component of NTS services since our founding in 1961. Military and commercial standards such as MIL-STD-810 and RTCA/DO-160 include sections for thermal shock, icing, freezing rain, and hail impact. Thermal shock testing  lies...

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