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Training: Modern Practices in Intermediate Vibration Testing

January 24, 2017

NTS Santa Clarita is pleased to host the IEST for the course “Modern Practices in Intermediate Vibration Testing” on February 7, 2007. The purpose of this course is to offer a comprehensive familiarization with leading edge issues and best practices...

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Reusable Shopping Bag Mandates and Your Polymer Testing

January 19, 2017

Plastic bags have an undeniable impact on our environment, and it’s not for the better. Up to 300 million plastic bags find their way from the U.S. to the Atlantic Ocean each year, where they cause harm to countless sea...

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New and Upgraded Aerospace Test Capabilities in Santa Clarita

January 10, 2017

As part of our continual effort of improvement, the Santa Clarita laboratory has just opened a revamped acoustic test facility along with a brand new vibration facility. It features two oversized doors to easily accommodate large test items and staging/prep area with an...

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Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM), Energy Dispersize X-Ray Analyzer (EDS) Technology now in Anaheim, CA

January 10, 2017

We are pleased to announce the addition of Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) with fully integrated expanded Energy Dispersive X-Ray Analyzer (EDS) at our Anaheim, CA materials testing lab! This capability has been in place at our Baltimore, MD lab for...

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Tin Whisker Mitigation Strategies

January 9, 2017

There is no single, perfect strategy for preventing tin whisker formation. Mitigation practices include all sorts of strategies, from heat treatments/annealing, to conformal coatings/potting to matte versus bright tin finishes and others. Check out Keith Seller’s article in the January...

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Are you getting what you asked for?

January 9, 2017

No matter where you are in the supply chain, if you are receiving defective material or product and are not performing any supplier surveillance, then there is a 100% chance that you are passing said defective material/product on to your...

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California Plastic Bag Testing for SB 270

January 3, 2017

In November, voters in California approved Proposition 67 which bans single-use carryout plastic bags statewide, but allows Reusable Grocery Bags. Pursuant to the passage of Prop 67, the Reusable Grocery Bag Reporting System (RGBRS) was developed to facilitate submission of...

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NTS Awarded Research Grant from US Lacrosse Center for Sport Science

December 14, 2016

The US Lacrosse Center for Sports Science has awarded new research funding to three studies that will investigate issues related to lacrosse-specific sports medicine and performance. Research conducted by NTS Chesapeake will seek to measure lacrosse helmet performance degradation as...

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Howell Instruments of Forth Worth TX

December 2, 2016

NTS Plano had the pleasure of hosting Byron Jones of Howell Instruments to conduct environmental testing for Howell’s new Data Acquisition Units. Howell’s client, MD Helicopters, requested more rigorous testing than Howell is able to conduct internally and turned to...

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Shock or Cycling: What’s Right for You?

November 22, 2016

Using functional test on a PCBA after thermal shock to check for PCB failures Thermal Testing (without humidity) is typically broken into 2 categories (Shock and Cycling). Thermal Shock is performed using a 2 chamber system that rapidly moves product...

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