NTS, IPC Authorized Training Center, Offers IPC Certification Programs

October 2, 2015

Reliability is key for your company to be competitive in the electronic supply chain for high reliability products, but superior reliability doesn’t happen with complacency. Demonstrate your commitment to reliability and customer requirements—get your team trained on the latest IPC standards...

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Self-Destructing Devices: The Future of Electronics?

October 1, 2015

By Michael Connors, Chemist, NTS Chicago It’s a common trope used in many spy movies and books: The hero gets his mission briefing on a tape recorder that ends with “This message will self-destruct in five seconds”. Then our super...

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Greener Skies – Green Innovation in Aviation: Part II

August 31, 2015

by Michael Connors, Chemist at NTS Chicago Throughout the years since the first flight in 1903, aircraft body and engine designs have changed many times over. From the Wright Flyer with an inline aeroengine to current jumbo jet with turbine...

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Greener Skies – Green Innovation in Aviation: Part I

August 19, 2015

by Michael Connors, Chemist at NTS Chicago Mankind has always looked to the sky, with minds full of hopes and dreams. Up until 1903, dreams of the sky were only that: dreams. However, two dreamers made their vision of soaring into the...

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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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From iPhone to iFertilizer: Biodegradable Computer Chips

July 23, 2015

by Michael Connors, Chemist, NTS Chicago As the lineup for the newest iPhone, Android, tablet or smart watch is released, we often think about the new technology we all can’t wait to get our hand on. But what happens to the old...

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International Approvals Update – Argentina

July 2, 2015

Argentina has recently created a new government agency, Autoridad Federal de Tecnologías de la Información y las Comunicaciones or AFTIC (English: Federal Authority for Information and Communications Technologies). AFTIC will control or absorb all Comisión Nacional de Comunicaciones or CNC...

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Solar Testing Explained: MIL-STD-810 and Commercial

June 23, 2015

The first question a customer always asks is: “Why should I do solar testing and which test should I use?” The answer to the first part is relatively simple. You should perform solar testing if your product will be exposed...

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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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NTS Huntsville: Recent Accreditations and On-Site Calibration

May 14, 2015

NTS Huntsville, AL was officially accredited as an USCG accepted independent laboratory for testing of materials and equipment. We can now assist manufacturers of commercial and recreational safety equipment and material with USCG Type Approval for the following fourteen series...

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