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Industrial Applications of Spin-Testing and Balancing

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Precision testing of high-speed, high-performance motors and rotors is of paramount importance in today’s aerospace, automotive, and defense industries.  Spin testing is performed to validate the design, durability, balance, and structural integrity of the motor. The material and structural behavior of the rotor, which ties to the efficiency of a machine, is of major import across the many varied applications […]

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 Improves Overall Production Capacity

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In-House Machining Capabilities 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 Test Devices. Test […]

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 […]


The Competitive Advantages of Working with Test Devices

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Test Devices  provides our clients with leading spin and subscale jet engine testing, balancing services, and test equipment. If your application involves high-speed, rotating components, Test Devices is your one-stop shop for testing and servicing needs. We provide spin tests for manufactured parts and design validation and offer a variety of add-on services such as […]


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 […]