Cyclic Corrosion Lab Testing

The quality and durability of automotive exterior finishes has improved dramatically in the last 20 to 30 years. The dismal corrosion protection performance of the 70’s and 80’s still within the memory of many car owners today. In the past a new car owner, especially those in the North Eastern North America, could consider themselves[…]

product testing

Product Testing: Automobile Manufacturing Industry

Product Testing: Automobile Manufacturing Industry To manufacture vehicles which customers want to buy them is quite a demanding and highly competitive business. Manufacturers invest millions on research and development to enhance their vehicles and to gain a competitive edge over their competitors and they go extra miles (no pun intended) in their attempts to keep[…]

accelerated weathering

Accelerated Weathering with Temperature & Humidity Cycling

Accelerated Weathering with Temperature & Humidity Cycling In the past, there used to be adequate time for developing and testing outdoor weathering but today, the situation has changed.  The number of products and variations, coupled with increasingly shorter development time means available time for the determination of the ageing behavior of materials & products has[…]

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Trends in Vehicle NVH Testing

Trends in Vehicle NVH Testing Before the era of air conditioning, everyone drove around in their cars with their windows rolled down for the fresh air. With the wind whistling through your hair, a quiet cabin environment was something of an unattainable goal, so drivers didn’t expect much from their new vehicles in terms of[…]

Accelerometer Selection for Vibration Testing

Accelerometer Selection for Vibration Testing When you boil it down to its essentials, vibration testing is about introducing a specified level of energy into a DUT at or over a range of frequencies. We normally control and measure that energy with one or more accelerometers. Understanding the capabilities of these accelerometers is important to ensure[…]