Top tips and tricks for feasibility testing

Custom test setups, multi axial loading, or unique wear paths often require complex fixtures and equipment. While there are test standards available (in some but not all cases), designing the test to evaluate a critical feature of your part needs to be considered. [Photo courtesy of Element Materials Technology]

Avoid unexpected failures and keep your project on time and on budget with these best practices.

Eric Kennedy, Kaleidoscope Innovation; and Maciej Jakucki, Element Materials Technology

You’ve passed through your design freeze, parts are rolling in and everyone is excited as verification testing starts.

The first few tests are underway and — uh-oh — your device’s performance is not meeting your requirements. Scrambling to root-cause analysis and rationalizing the poor results leads to no avail. The numbers don’t lie.

You tell the leadership a redesign is needed, timeline is extended, bu…

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