2012 News

Containment Analysis: Rigorous Planning for Safety

October 1, 2012

Because of the large rotational energy in high-speed rotating components, there is an inherent risk of damaging bursts – whether planned or not. To conduct safe and successful burst testing, several aspects of material behavior must be well understood to create an effective machine design.

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Test Devices Selected to Supply Additional Machines to Chinese Institute

October 1, 2012

China’s Aviation Industry Corporation (AVIC)’s research institute 608 recently announced that Test Devices was selected as the winner of a competition to build a 1.5 meter vertical spin testing machine for AVIC’s laboratory in ZhuZhou.






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President’s Message

October 1, 2012

I hope this newsletter finds you well and prosperous as we near the end of 2012. In our previous issue, we introduced our technical focus for the year. In this issue, I’d like to provide you with a report on our progress.






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Second Shift, Infrastructure Additions

October 1, 2012

The company now offers second-shift operations and an expanded machine shop for processing larger quantities of production parts that require spin and balance procedures.






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Expertise: Tony Nogueira, Testing Supervisor

October 1, 2012

Tony Noguiera joined Test Devices in 1993 as a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. A native of Hudson MA, he was able to apply his military experience at an engine maintenance facility to the rotational testing and equipment used at Test Devices.






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Test Devices Delivers Its Largest Rig to Chinese Institute

October 1, 2012

Test Devices completed the “extra large” spin test rig for one of the engine development institutes of Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) this summer.






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New Frontiers in Spin Testing

April 1, 2012

Recent R&D efforts in advanced spin testing paid off when customers presented unique challenges to the Test Devices team.






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Dear Test Devices Customers and Friends

April 1, 2012

As I contemplated the introduction to our first ever Newsletter I found myself with a severe case of writer’s block. The significant changes we have experienced over my short five year tenure as President left me wondering about where to begin.






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Elevated HCF Testing

April 1, 2012

Test Devices recently demonstrated its unique Aerodynamic Pulse Generation (APG) technique to perform high-cycle fatigue (HCF) tests in elevated temperature conditions. This allows a more realistic way for OEMs to evaluate the durability and behavior of the rotating airfoils.






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Testing in a Dynamic Spin® Rig Provides In-Depth Analysis

April 1, 2012

Gas turbine engineers are under pressure to develop higher performance, fuel-efficient engines and create new ways to test components that will run in hotter, harsher gas turbine engine environments. To evaluate the performance of materials, coatings and parts that will operate in the new generation of high performance engines, the engineers at Test Devices are developing equipment and testing methodologies that can simulate more engine-like conditions.






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