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Lightning Protection of Wind Turbines

September 12, 2017

Over the past decade, we’ve all watched the world’s energy markets shift towards cleaner, alternative sources. Technological advancements in renewable industries like wind, solar, and tidal, have enabled us to make these potential solutions a reality. As research and development...

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Love that muddy water? Slurry Testing at NTS Detroit

August 16, 2017

Slurry testing is a specialty at NTS Detroit testing laboratory. It is a great way to gauge the durability of products at the risk of failure due to various environmental operating conditions. Commonly used in the automotive industry to test...

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Review of the 2017 IPC Reliability Forum

August 16, 2017

The IPC held their inaugural Reliability Forum this April in Chicago and by all accounts, the event was a resounding success! NTS participated along side other industry experts from raw material and equipment suppliers, PCB fabricators, contract manufacturers and OEMs....

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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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EMC Essentials Training at NTS Longmont, CO Testing Laboratory

July 25, 2017

Learn how to design electronic products to comply with electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) requirements at the NTS Longmont, CO EMC test laboratory. This short course is a unique blend of theory, application and demonstration. Besides the excellent book, EMI Troubleshooting Cookbook...

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Non-Destructive Evaluations

July 19, 2017

Non-destructive evaluations (NDEs) are a critical first step in the failure analysis of a product or component. NDE testing looks closely at a device under test without altering it in any permanent way. This is the fastest and most economical...

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How will MIL-DTL-901E affect your shock qualification?

July 14, 2017

For the past 30 years, MIL-S-901D has defined requirements for shock qualification of items installed on U.S. Navy Combatants. For the duration of this period, there have been rumors of a new and improved specification revision. That time has finally...

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Micro CT Scanning

July 12, 2017

Micro CT scanning — alternately known as micro-focus and nanosat imaging — is a form of non-destructive testing used to create a high-resolution 3D map of an object. The technology is similar to CAT scanning used in medical imaging, though...

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Hydrogen Vent Stack – Space Flight Hardware Testing

July 10, 2017

This unique test set up is our hydrogen vent stack in San Bernardino, CA. This hydrogen vent stack allows NTS to vent up to 8 lbs/s of GH2 for the testing of SLS components. It can handle -423°F LH2. This...

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Changes to Certification Process in Ecuador

June 30, 2017

ARCOTEL in Ecuador issued a new regulation about the homologation process. The biggest impact to the changes are highlighted below: No in-country testing is required. The changes have removed the requirement for testing, therefore no samples are required for submission/certification...

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