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Aerospace Industry Update: AS91XX Series of Standards Transition Deadline Approaching

August 1, 2017

As I’m sure our Aerospace industry clients are aware the AS91XX:2016 series of standards (AS9100, AS9120 and AS9110) has undergone a major revision with release dates late last year. The aerospace standard AS9100 was published on 20th September 2016. AS9120...

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Don’t Reinvent the Wheel! Find an Expert! – Featured in the PCB Magazine

October 14, 2016

NTS Baltimore Operations Manager Keith Sellars monthly column in the PCB Magazine for October is titled “Don’t Reinvent the Wheel! – Find an Expert!” Check out the digital edition at the PCB Magazine. Then click here to Ask an NTS Expert...

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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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Using Programmable Logic Controllers for Test Automation and Process Control

July 28, 2015

Programmable Logic Controllers, or PLC’s, are basically a small computer with usable inputs and outputs. A PLC can be used to replace a set of relays, both time delay and regular, using counters and timers with input filtering and control....

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MS Project: A Simple Way to Streamline the Testing Process

May 18, 2015

At our Rustburg, VA EMI/EMC testing facility, customers have the opportunity to work closely with our tight-knit team; managers and engineers to technicians and administrative staff. To ensure every program runs smoothly from start to finish we utilize Microsoft Project to...

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Bring Your Computer Back From The Dead

May 14, 2009

Ever have a computer just totally die on you in the middle of testing? Of course, if you’re testing a new product, it’s not that uncommon to have it crash, and sometimes even corrupt the system. The problem is if...

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Using MSXML in your application? Double-check your installation.

April 15, 2009

Just a quick note, if you’re using MSXML (Microsoft XML Core Services), make sure you test and retest your installation routines. If your customers have upgraded to Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 3, you may run into issues. As of...

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Virtual Machines – Lots of browsers, lots of operating systems

April 13, 2009

When you’re trying to test your website with many different web browsers, you often run into problems. In particular, Windows really isn’t designed to have multiple versions of Microsoft Internet Explorer (MSIE) installed at the same time. You could setup...

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Carbon Copy Cloner – Ghosting for the Mac

April 1, 2009

If you’re performing testing on a Mac and looking for a simple application to ghost/image the hard drive, take a look at Carbon Copy Cloner. I know it seems like you should be able to just copy all the files...

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