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Test Devices Afterburner Small Jet Engine Test

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The advancement of jet engine technology is directly tied to the pursuit of a hotter core, which continuously pushes the need for superior high-temperature materials, coatings and sensors. Testing nascent material and components in highly relevant conditions, and generating data, especially in the earliest phase of development work helps engineers and scientists to bridge the […]

Test Devices Inc. Improves Overall Production Capacity With In-House Machining Capabilities

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At Test Devices, Inc. we’ve made dramatic improvements in production capacity. We are not only producing more, but we’re also doing it faster than ever before. Along with dramatically shorter lead times, record production, and a plan for continued growth and improvement, here’s an outline of exciting developments at TDI. Test Devices Inc.’s Improved Production […]

Spin Testing Additively Manufactured or 3D-Printed Parts

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Additive manufacturing (AM) is the process of building 3D workpieces layer by layer. Rather than traditional processes such as machining, which create forms by removing the material from stock material, additive manufacturing “prints” layers into a part from a computer model created with Computer Aided Design (CAD) software. The AM technique has been around for […]

Spin Testing for Manufacturing 101

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In the quest to produce stronger, more durable, and cost effective rotating parts, manufacturers are turning to spin tests to help achieve these goals. Spin tests for manufacturers can be used to validate the stability and integrity of a part, or to enhance the desirable properties of the material. We will explore the differences between […]

Expanding Capacity – Balancing Services

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Rotating components such as jet engine disks and high-speed motor armatures must be balanced well to warrant a good performance and overall longevity of machines. Balancing machines pinpoint the exact amount and the location of unbalance in rotating components. Once these areas are identified, skilled technicians correct the unbalance level by either removing material in […]

eDrive Trends and Growth Potential for 2019

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In recent years, electric vehicles have made a big impact on the mainstream automotive market. Consumers in more and more parts of the country are switching to zero-emissions vehicles as the risks and results of unmitigated climate change become more pronounced. Therefore, many automotive manufacturers are beginning to design, build, and sell electric vehicles, contributing […]

Why You Should Invest in a Proof Test

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Proof tests are special forms of validation tests that are intended to demonstrate the fitness of any given load-bearing root structure. In the case of spin testing, proof testing is typically performed in order to validate design requirements for certification, such as FAA or EASA for jet engines. It is also frequently used to screen for production quality in […]

Digital Twin Technology and the Industrial Internet of Things

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Recent advances in sensor technology, computational capacity, and data analytics have created more effective ways to monitor conditions in fielded machines. Additionally, advances in asset-management technology present both challenges and opportunities for engineering test service providers. Better Databases and Sensors Create a Digital Twin In the era of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), machines […]

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Low Cycle Fatigue Testing and Crack Detection Systems

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In a high-speed rotating machinery, comprehensive testing is required to ensure the rotor design integrity and durability. Fatigue in these parts – cracks that form due to cyclic load – may result in incipient component failure, causing malfunction or loss of operational critical machines, and in some cases may cause personal injury or death. Even […]

Test Devices 2018 Year in Review

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2018 has been a banner year for Test Devices, with expansions in both our facilities and our services, allowing us to better serve our customers as a “dependable partner” and a convenient “one stop shop”. Some of our new and expanded service offerings include in-house machining, eDrive spin testing, and expanded balancing capabilities – thanks […]